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5:00 PM ET, December 24, 2018

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Agence France-Press:
Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against Claas Relotius after it emerged the reporter may have embezzled donations for subjects of one of his articles  —  Bookmark  —  BERLIN: Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel said Sunday (Dec 23) it would file a criminal complaint …
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Agence France-Press:
Der Spiegel plans a special 23-page section on how award-winning reporter Claas Relotius got away with inventing sources and stories
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Joel Kaplan's growing sway at Facebook as he pushed against News Feed changes designed to reduce polarization, promoted The Daily Caller partnership  —  Joel Kaplan, a former White House aide to a Republican president, has emerged as Facebook's protector against allegations of political bias …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Printing presses have struggled to keep up with the demand for books during holiday season, creating a backlog that has led to stock shortages of popular titles  —  This year has been, much to everyone's surprise, a blockbuster for the publishing industry.  Despite the relentless news cycle, readers have bought books in droves.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Internal documents and Civil's co-founder shed light on how the blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its ICO and left many partners disappointed  —  CVL should've been worth ≥$0.75, Civil CEO said.  Internal docs show far less.  —  In March 2018, Matthew Iles—the head of Civil …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and The Street
Zoe Sullivan / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the threats facing Brazil's media: more violence against journalists, an at-times hostile president-elect, accelerating digital disruption, and more  —  The day after he captured Brazil's presidency in a run-off, Jair Bolsonaro spoke with Globo News, Brazil's largest television network.
Discussion: @freedomofpress
Gina Masullo Chen / American Press Institute:
Study of use of DocumentCloud: embedded documents largely served as proof of claims but few journalists included explanations of how documents were verified  —  Anti-press sentiment, fueled in no small part by President Trump, has left news organizations looking for new ways to bolster lagging trust.
Discussion: @ginamchen
Craig Newmark / Nieman Lab:
In 2019, news outlets will institute tactics to debunk lies like a “truth sandwich” in which the truth is presented before the lie, which is then fact-checked  —  Dan Gillmor has pointed out that some news outlets give considerable air time and print space to people who they know are lying …
Sophie Nicholson / Poynter:
In a year, Agence France Presse went from having one staffer on its fact-checking team to employing 20+ globally  —  In the above image, an unidentified woman takes a phone call at the headquarters of French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), in Paris Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.
Discussion: @poynter and @sohnic
Washington Post:
Deep dive into why Saudis murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a moderate and patriot dissident journalist of Saudi Arabia, after failing to woo him back with promises  —  Jamal Khashoggi had been in the United States for only a few months when the forces he had fled in Saudi Arabia made clear that he would never fully escape.
John Saroff / Nieman Lab:
As media outlets turn to subscribers for revenue, satisfying them will make it hard to challenge their views, forcing publishers to adopt consistent viewpoints  —  This pivot is real.  In 2018 countless creators, ranging from market leaders like The New York Times and Fox News …
 
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Mark Mulligan / MIDiA Research:
Midia Research estimates that music industry revenue grew about 8% in 2018, down slightly from 2017's growth rate of 9%, and streaming revenue will rise 29%
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Association of National Advertisers urges FTC to push for a federal law on data use for ads to pre-empt state laws that could be non-uniform and confusing
Kaitlin Thaney / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikimedia says Facebook, which uses Wikipedia content to provide information on article sources in the News Feed, has donated $1M to the Wikimedia Endowment
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook has forfeited our trust to the point that we see nefarious motives in any misstep, as some overblown reactions to Spotify and Netflix integrations show