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4:45 PM ET, May 21, 2017

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Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
100+ internal training manuals and other docs show guidelines for Facebook content moderators on topics like violence, hate speech, terrorism, porn, self-harm  —  Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant's ethics
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook releases guidelines advising publishers that its users value meaningful stories, respectful behavior, and authentic content  —  Facebook on Friday released guidelines for publishers that will sound familiar to close observers of the social giant's often-fraught relationship with news organizations.
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
The Skimm's patronizing tone assumes that female readers aren't interested in serious, non-snarky news coverage  —  For many concerned citizens of the world, the scariest part of Donald Trump's election wasn't that a lying, authoritarian know-nothing was about to become president.
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Foster Kamer / Mashable:
Criticism of The Skimm's tone is mean-spirited, petty, elitist, and distracts from more important things, like actual villainy  —  So!  Right now on the parts of the internet mostly occupied by People Who Work In the Business of Content (or as known by their Hebrew name: Media Schmucks) …
Discussion: @dlberes, @jennijenni and @nivo0o0
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
By creating Fox News, Roger Ailes ushered in a generation of conservative media celebrities like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck  —  Fox News powerhouse Roger Ailes dies  —  It can be argued that no person is more responsible for the current state of the conservative movement …
Discussion: @cnnmoney and @oliverdarcy
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reflects on six years of reporting on Roger Ailes, who once hired private investigator to track the reporter
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News says it has fired Bob Beckel, co-host of its primetime program “The Five”, for an insensitive remark to an African-American employee
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Two security guards pinned John M. Donnelly, a reporter for CQ Roll Call, against a wall when he tried to ask a question of an FCC Commissioner; FCC apologized  —  John M. Donnelly, a reporter for CQ Roll Call, said that he was shoved against a wall by two security guards after he tried …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's TV-like shows, set for mid-June launch, have been delayed at least until late July  —  One challenge is figuring out where these shows will live outside of Facebook's video tab.  —  Facebook's big push into original video is taking longer than expected.
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
The personal-essay boom ended after Trump's election, when subjects like relationships, self-image, and intimate struggle lost their social relevance  —  There's a certain kind of personal essay that, for a long time, everybody seemed to hate.  These essays were mostly written by women.
Discussion: @rachelysanders
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Østlands-Posten, a paywalled daily in Norway with 11K subscribers, holds meetings on local issues to encourage people to speak up in person  —  'This project aims to make people feel like they're a part of the community again, and a part of democracy, and for them to trust us as a media organisation'
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC Launches Review of All Media Regs  —  Chairman says goal is to “figure out whether or how” to update them  —  The FCC voted to launch a review of all its rules and regs applying to media outlets, broadcast, cable and satellite.  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pledged to take a weed whacker …
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Analysis of live video posted to NYT Facebook page over 14 months shows fewer views, higher engagement, but benefit to subscription base difficult to quantify  —  The number of live videos posted to The New York Times' main Facebook page has consistently surpassed regular videos …
Discussion: @hermida
New York Times:
Swedish prosecutors announce they have dropped investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  —  STOCKHOLM — Prosecutors in Sweden said on Friday that they would drop their investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge …
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Washington Post is now earning in excess of $100M in digital ad revenue and added hundreds of thousands of digital subscribers in Q1  —  Since The Washington Post's Watergate-era glory days, my need to read that paper has waxed and waned.  I already pay for and scour The New York Times …
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Interview with Washington Post's Marty Baron on the future of legacy media, working with Bezos, fake news, and covering Trump
Discussion: @f_obermaier
Scott Lewis / Voice of San Diego:
Voice of San Diego will spin off the News Revenue Hub, which helps news organizations manage membership programs, as a nonprofit by July 1  —  Several months ago, Voice of San Diego launched the News Revenue Hub, a project to help news organizations outsource the management of their membership programs …
Discussion: @jcstearns
 
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