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11:40 PM ET, May 15, 2018

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New York Times:
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author who helped create the 1960s movement known as “The New Journalism”, has died at age 88  —  Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers …
The Guardian:
Facebook releases first content moderation report, closed 583M fake accounts in Q1 2018, took action on almost 1.5B accounts and 2.5M instances of hate speech  —  Firm's first quarterly moderation report also shows scale of spam, hate speech and violence  —  Facebook took moderation action …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News settles about 20 lawsuits over racial or gender discrimination, not including Rod Wheeler and Scottie Hughes cases; source says settlement was ~$10M  —  Douglas Wigdor, the attorney representing more individuals against 21st Century Fox than anyone else, makes a big deal …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Consolidation of newsrooms by companies that own multiple TV stations in one market is creating uniformity of coverage, lessening watchdog power of local media  —  As big chains gobble up small TV stations, merged newsrooms are creating a uniformity of news coverage.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS replacing the Google Play Newsstand app  —  Google said last week at its I/O developer conference that the revamped, artificial intelligence-powered Google News would be arriving on Apple's App Store some time in the next seven days.
Discussion: The Splice Newsroom
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
How some newspaper staffers and audiences are pushing back as newsrooms face yet more cuts amid owners' disinvestment  —  Image via Unsplash.  —  Legacy news outlets have a unique mission to serve the public good.  Their very names offer up a litany of place and purpose: the Cleveland Plain Dealer …
Libby Watson / Splinter:
The Hill posted an op-ed from a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia without disclosing the tie at first, echoing the way it treated a 2016 post by Michael Flynn on Turkey  —  Norm Coleman might be vaguely familiar to you as a former senator from Minnesota and the guy whom Al Franken narrowly defeated in 2008 …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A study of 2 print and 2 digital-born news outlets in each of 11 European countries shows 41% of bylines were by male reporters and 23% from female reporters  —  Across 11 countries studied, 41 percent of bylines were male, 23 percent female.  —  It's the era of #metoo …
Paul Boyle / News Media Alliance:
Bipartisan group of ten senators debut PRINT act, to try to suspend new tariffs being imposed on US news industry's main source of paper, which is from Canada  —  Bill Would Suspend Newsprint Tariffs While Government Studies Effects on U.S. Industries  —  Arlington, Va. - Today …
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti threatened to sue conservative outlet The Daily Caller News Foundation after they published a report on him  —  Stormy Daniels's lawyer calls out Daily Caller News Foundation for alleged “hit pieces.”  —  On Sunday, a national news outlet published …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Wrap
 
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Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh City Paper editor says he was fired after being told he could no longer write about a GOP state lawmaker, who was a client of paper's parent company
Sam Forsdick / Press Gazette:
Guardian adds a premier tier to its app for £5.99/month, giving readers a rolling live feed of news and updates, a Discover page to surface longer pieces, more
Discussion: The Guardian
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Minute Media, which operates a number of user-generated sports sites that attract 80M-90M users per month, raises $17M Series F led by Goldman Sachs and others
Discussion: VentureBeat
Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
Profile of David Brody, correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, who receives access to Trump while giving a direct line to an evangelical audience
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon tests display ad product letting merchants buy spots across other sites after it abruptly stopped buying Google Product Listing Ads last month
Discussion: Marketing Dive and Marketing Land
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly is in talks to return to cable news at Newsmax TV, one year after being forced out from Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations
Thu-Huong Ha / Quartz:
Amazon's control of the self-published ebook industry means authors lose negotiating power and publishers can't compete on pricing or receive data on what sells
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Betting-focused channels and fantasy sites expected to crowd the media field with the SCOTUS decision to allow states to offer sports betting