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12:00 PM ET, May 2, 2018

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Zuckerberg says Facebook won't pay annual fees to publishers, an idea floated by Murdoch, and emphasizes interest in helping news outlets sell subscriptions  —  Sorry, Rupert Murdoch: Facebook isn't a pay TV company.  —  Quick memo to Rupert Murdoch, Jonah Peretti and other media executives …
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Zuckerberg says Facebook is already ranking news organizations based on trust, will invest billions to fight fake news, remains committed to WhatsApp encryption  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook, which relies on Republicans to advocate for minimal regulation, is bringing in advisors to investigate claims it's biased against conservative voices  —  To address allegations of bias, Facebook is bringing in two outside advisors — one to conduct a legal audit of its impact …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook announces Clear History feature, letting users stop Facebook-collected browsing history from being associated with their account  —  It's arguably the company's biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  —  Facebook users will soon be able to opt …
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Sources: Wendell Jamieson, the NYT editor who resigned after an internal investigation, was accused of inappropriate behavior by at least three female employees  —  Wendell Jamieson, the metro editor whose resignation was announced by The New York Times on Monday after an internal investigation …
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Washington Post:
Oath's Senior Director of Product Jeffrey Turner has been named Head of Ad Product at The Washington Post  —  Turner will oversee RED, the company's industry-leading ad technology group  —  Jed Hartman, Chief Revenue Officer at The Washington Post, today announced Jeffrey Turner was named Head …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK-based The New Statesman to launch a website covering North America, edited by Nicky Woolf, as part of a “major online expansion”  —  The New Statesman is launching a website dedicated to covering North America as its first step towards a “major online expansion”.
Manish Singh / The Outline:
Facebook has quietly ended its Free Basics program in more than six nations and territories in recent months including Myanmar and Latin American markets  —  Facebook enabled ethnic-cleansing-related hate speech in Myanmar; many died and thousands fled.  Rather than take responsibility, it's turning away.
Variety:
Sources: NBC News told reporters to mention letter of support for Tom Brokaw in their reporting, raising concerns among some staffers who had issues with letter  —  On Monday, NBC News staffers received a memo with guidance from the network's standards and practices on how to handle reporting …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A look at the 2018 Pulitzer-winning Santa Rosa Press Democrat, which local investors bought from Halifax Media nearly six years ago  —  As the announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes continued on a muted TV in the background, the staff of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat prepared for a toast.
 
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Craig Shirley / LifeZette:
Reagan scholar and biographer Craig Shirley pens op-ed opposing Sinclair's merger with Tribune, on site co-founded by conservative personality Laura Ingraham
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
A look at year-old Tennessee Star, a conservative site that covers local and state politics, reposts content from LifeZette and Daily Caller, and hopes to grow
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Jem Aswad / Variety:
Filing: Sony Music has sold about half of its shares of Spotify and pledges to share proceeds with artists and distribution labels
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Disney Digital to launch an over-the-top video app for millennials, as it woos advertisers burned by YouTube
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
In 2017, Digital First Media recorded a 17% operating margin and nearly $160M in profit, meaning parent company Alden Global may be reluctant to sell it