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9:40 PM ET, April 21, 2018

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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump lashes out at New York Times and reporter Maggie Haberman over Michael Cohen coverage, claims he doesn't speak to her despite granting many interviews  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump vowed Saturday that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, will not “flip” and cooperate …
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Profile of Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships; sources say she controls a $90M budget that will pay partners to make original news programs  —  It was another terrible day for Facebook and the company had dispatched Campbell Brown, its head of news partnerships, to do some damage control.
New York Times:
How hate speech and misinformation spread on Facebook in developing countries like Sri Lanka, where reputable sources are scarce, leading to real-world violence  —  MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house …
Nieman Reports:
Local TV news stations experiment with crowdsourced reporting, augmented reality, and injecting more personality into the news to attract young viewers  —  When the Rev. Billy Graham died in February, Raleigh-based WRAL-TV provided expansive coverage of the famed evangelist's life and legacy.
Discussion: @montclairstateu
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Comey memos detail Trump's idea of jailing reporters, first reported in 2017: “They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk”  —  The president wanted to stop leaks pouring from the White House.  —  President Donald Trump floated the idea …
Kelsey Ables / Columbia Journalism Review:
Mariel Padilla found out she won a Pulitzer for a story she worked on as an intern at The Cincinnati Enquirer while in class at Columbia Journalism School  —  Mariel Padilla.  Photo by Catherine Mazanek.  —  On Monday afternoon, Mariel Padilla, a master's student at Columbia Journalism School …
Discussion: @naomikritzer
theGrio:
Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca and Editorial Projects Director Patrik Henry to leave the company, which has no plans to replace either  —  Where “Black women come first.”  —  It's the motto, tagline, credo and daily mantra that ESSENCE magazine has used ever since the magazine first premiered in 1970.
Discussion: Folio, Journal-isms and MediaPost
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg as told by those who knew him growing up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and those who met him on his 2017 tour of the US  —  The world's largest social network needs fixing.  Facebook's frontman has known for years. … A few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife …
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Analysis: 11 of 13 regional metro papers averaged fewer interactions per post following Facebook's pro-local algorithm change than in the two years prior  —  Interactions on some local publishers' Facebook posts are down by as much as 56 percent compared to the two years prior …
Shoon Naing / Reuters:
Witness says a Myanmar police chief ordered officers to “trap” Reuters reporter Wa Lone by giving him secret documents; Reuters EIC calls to end the case  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to “trap” a Reuters reporter arrested in December …
John Cook:
It's appealing to laugh at Hannity's connection to Cohen, but forcing it to be revealed in court should worry journalists because of the precedent it sets  —  A lot of journalists are still shuddering with glee at news that Sean Hannity was among Michael Cohen's legal clients.
Discussion: @anthony
 
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