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1:35 PM ET, December 20, 2018

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Two residents of Fergus Falls, MN, detail what Claas Relotius of Der Spiegel fabricated or got wrong when he visited to write about US rural support of Trump  —  In February 2017, my husband and I attended a concert at our local theater, and were sipping some wine in the lobby before the show started.
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Tassilo Hummel / Reuters:
CNN strips Der Spiegel journalist Claas Relotius of his two Journalist of the Year awards; he's also returned four awards from press association Reporter Forum
Discussion: Associated Press
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
District court judge rules in BuzzFeed's favor in lawsuit from tech exec Aleksej Gubarev after publication of Steele dossier, citing the fair report privilege  —  The outlet can't evade a defamation claim from Aleksej Gubarev by arguing he must show actual malice.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ad boycotts of Tucker Carlson Tonight were inevitable after people publicly objected to racist messages and Fox News abdicated its role of supervising a host  —  In October, Tucker Carlson boasted about how he could say anything he wants to say on his prime-time Fox News program …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bloomberg is expanding TicToc beyond Twitter, adding the general news video service to airport screens in the US and Canada and planning its own platform for Q1  —  Bloomberg Media thinks its one-year-old TicToc news brand has cracked the code on delivering bite-size chunks of news and analysis …
Discussion: MediaPost and @apbenven, Thanks:@steverubel
Ime Archibong / Facebook:
Facebook confirms Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox, and RBC had read/write/delete access for messaging integrations, says it was experimental and ended three years ago  —  In the past day, we've been accused of disclosing people's private messages to partners without their knowledge.
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Konstantinos Papamiltiadis / Facebook:
Facebook says it shared data with integration partners only when users signed in with their Facebook accounts to access features on other platforms, devices
New York Times:
Documents show Facebook gave ~150 companies, including NYT, Yahoo, and other media access to more user data than disclosed; FB says it didn't violate FTC decree
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Dow Jones Media Group publisher and EVP Almar Latour says the group has been renamed to Barron's Group because the Barron's name resonates  —  'We've seen the Barron's name resonate'  —  More than two years after Dow Jones Media Group formed to boost a collection of brands' visibilities …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @rafat
Siobhán O'Grady / Washington Post:
As Cameroon spirals into civil war, its journalists are being arrested and imprisoned on a charge of “fake news” for trying to report on the violence  —  DOUALA, Cameroon — In Cameroon, where English-speaking separatists are fighting the largely French-speaking government …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit by music publisher Wixen, which represents artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young  —  Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017.
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
ByteDance is suing Chinese tech news site Huxiu for defamation for its story alleging that ByteDance's Indian news app Helo was publishing false information  —  The $75B-valued media company says it is victim of “malicious slander.”  —  There's worrying news from China's online media world as ByteDance …
WNYC News:
Laura Walker, New York Public Radio president since 1996, is stepping down when her contract expires in June after a tumultuous year for the organization  —  Longtime New York Public Radio President Laura R. Walker will step down next year.  In a letter emailed to staff, Walker said she and the Board …
Discussion: @yasmeenkhan
 
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Study: consumers who visited a movie theatre 9+ times in the last 12 months consumed more streaming content than those who'd visited 1-2 times
Eliza Dushku / The Boston Globe:
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