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The Hollywood Reporter Michael O'Connell

MSNBC wins in primetime as Rachel Maddow ascends

"With Megyn Kelly now at NBC and O'Reilly off podcasting somewhere, Sean Hannity is the only network stalwart holding down the FNC lineup."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Stat is 'on its way' to reaching 10,000 subscribers in three years

"Even after putting some of its content behind a pay wall, it’s expanded its audience. Stat sights internal analytics showing a high of 2 million users in March (its comScore number is a much-lower 761,000 unique visitors in April, which is typical of a small publication)."

Wired Emma Bazilian

Wired's new editor bans jump pages

"You probably lose a third of your readers every time you have a jump page."

The Washington Post Samantha Schmidt

Tomi Lahren lands new gig at pro-Trump advocacy group

"Great America Alliance, an offshoot of one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs, announced Monday that Lahren will be joining the organization in a communications role."

Facebook Monika Bickert

Facebook exec defends company's content moderation policy

"Our approach is to try to set policies that keep people safe and enable them to share freely. We aim to remove any credible threat of violence, and we respect local laws."

CNN Oliver Darcy

Fox News staffers 'disgusted' at network's promotion of Seth Rich conspiracy theory

"Fox News staffers expressed frustration on Monday that on-air personalities at their network like prime time host Sean Hannity are continuing to peddle a conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich."

Robert Feder Robert Feder

ProPublica Illinois hires Tribune investigative reporters

"Jodi S. Cohen, an investigative reporter and editor and former higher education reporter during her 14 years at the Tribune, and Jason Grotto, an investigative reporter at the Tribune for 10 years, have joined ProPublica’s Chicago-based newsroom as reporters. Both have won numerous regional and national awards."

Tech Crunch Natasha Lomas

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed 'alarming' by child safety charity

"There is much more Facebook can do to protect children on their site. Facebook, and other social media companies, need to be independently regulated and fined when they fail to keep children safe."

The Washington Post Abby Ohlheiser

Why the Onion released a fake, 700-page ‘leak’ from the Trump administration

"'We had a ton of great articles about various parts of the campaign, Trump’s personality, and the people around him,' Onion Editor in Chief Cole Bolton said in an interview with The Post on Friday. 'But we felt like each one of those is a drop in the bucket.'"

Vox Zack Beauchamp

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia

"Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump."

The New York Times MONICA LEWINSKY

Monica Lewinsky: Roger Ailes’s dream was my nightmare

"The story hooked viewers and made them Fox loyalists. For the past 15 years, Fox News has been the No. 1 news station; last year the network made $2.3 billion."

Nieman Lab PADRAIC RYAN

4 questions journalists should ponder when covering national elections

"The example of France shows it is possible to curtail [misinformation] campaigns. But to do so, newsrooms need to move the discussion out of the realm of the theoretical and into the practical."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Tasty, BuzzFeed's food-centric Facebook page, has become a template for expansion

"With 85 million followers just in the U.S., Tasty is on track to be Facebook’s biggest page, according to its GM, Ashley McCollum."

The New York Times Jim Rutenberg

Fox rivals eye Bill O'Reilly as possible ringer

The former Fox News host was ousted from the network after allegations of sexual harassment were made public. But could another network scoop him up?

Washingtonian Luke Mullins

An in-depth profile of Matt Boyle, Breitbart's D.C. bureau chief

"'I can scare the sh*t out of people,' Boyle tells me. 'And I have a lot of fun doing it.'"

In case you missed it

The Hollywood Reporter Michael O'Connell

MSNBC wins in primetime as Rachel Maddow ascends

"With Megyn Kelly now at NBC and O'Reilly off podcasting somewhere, Sean Hannity is the only network stalwart holding down the FNC lineup."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Stat is 'on its way' to reaching 10,000 subscribers in three years

"Even after putting some of its content behind a pay wall, it’s expanded its audience. Stat sights internal analytics showing a high of 2 million users in March (its comScore number is a much-lower 761,000 unique visitors in April, which is typical of a small publication)."

Wired Emma Bazilian

Wired's new editor bans jump pages

"You probably lose a third of your readers every time you have a jump page."

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