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Snopes is locked in a legal battle for control of its website

The owner of Snopes is locked in a legal battle with a small digital services company for control of the popular debunking site. Proper Media — a company that owns, operates and represents web properties  — has issued a legal complaint and demand for a jury trial with Snopes owner Bardav, Inc. for what it calls "a lengthy scheme of concealment … Read More
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White House new line of CNN attack: 'More people watch cartoons'

The sniping between the Trump White House and CNN took a decidedly cartoonish turn Tuesday – and, perhaps, typically the White House got its facts wrong. Following a 35-minute dialogue between CNN "New Day" co-host Chris Cuomo and combatively garrulous Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, Cuomo co-host Alysin Camerota took on Sebastian Gorka, a former longtime Fox News contributor who's taken … Read More
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With its new, speedier article page, Reuters wants to reimagine how news sites are designed

Despite his last name, Isaac Showman isn't a fan of big, dramatic website unveilings. That's why, if you visit Reuters.com this morning, you might not notice anything out of the ordinary — until you visit an article page. For the last few months, the international newswire has quietly been working on a major overhaul of its story-level pages that go … Read More
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Newspapers' Hail Mary vs. Facebook, Google

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Like Donald Trump Jr., the newspaper industry is rather late. Trump belatedly fesses up about that Russian meeting. Meanwhile, the newspapers' trade group, after years of the industry watching Facebook and Google … Read More
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This SB Nation story has everything: Robots, football and 2.3 million pageviews

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest audience numbers from SB Nation. It starts with a long paragraph containing only one sentence — "Something is terribly wrong." — and by the time you finish reading it, you're more confused than when you started. But that's the point of SB Nation's latest subversive experiment. The project, titled "17776" (that's nearly … Read More
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U.S. Court of Appeals sides with First Amendment right to video-record police

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of journalists and ordinary bystanders video recording police. The three-judges appellate panel ruled in the cases of a Temple University student, Richard Fields and Amanda Geraci, who was a member of a police watchdog group in Philadelphia called Up Against the Law. It was a case that drew a … Read More
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Can Trump's DOJ force sale of Sun-Times?

A three-ring circus over the fate of the Chicago Sun-Times will apparently climax in the next 24 hours, with the Justice Department in the improbable role of lion tamer. In the main ring is found what amounts to an aerial act. There, a surprise late-minute bidder improbably favored by the government is engaging in a tricky balancing act to find … Read More
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3 guidelines for effective content on social platforms

Posting on social doesn’t mean you should post the same thing on every platform. Each platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.,) has unique qualities, different strengths and purposes, and a specific best use case. Your goal is to share content in a way that is natural for users on that social platform. You want to offer relevant content that your audience … Read More
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Report: Republicans think national news media is bad for the country, by an 8 to 1 margin

That news media is unpopular these days is commonplace knowledge. But a new survey from Pew Research quantifies just how deep the dislike is running. Pew found: – Overall 63 percent of responders thought national news media has a negative effect "on how things are going in the country," compared to 28 percent positive. – Among Republicans, or … Read More
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School bulletin: Betsy DeVos speaks (very briefly) to a reporter!

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The Trump administration's suspicion of the press is typified by ditching some daily White House briefings, barring cameras from others and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson straying from the media as if … Read More
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When telling detail reveals more about the teller than it does about the tale

Writers and storytellers search for the telling detail. Donald Trump found one and used it to describe Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” In what is now widely considered an ill-advised tweet, the president described seeing her at an event at his Florida home: ...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New … Read More
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Fusion is changing its name to Splinter

Months after its merger with Gizmodo Media Group, Fusion has changed its name to Splinter, its editor in chief announced in a press release this morning. In a brief statement announcing the new name, Splinter Editor-in-Chief Dodai Stewart drew a line between the agitation and pain that comes from splinters and persistent watchdog journalism alike. "We firmly believe in telling … Read More
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