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Russia's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could allow journalists to be labeled foreign agents if they get funding from abroad @alexmarrow57  / Reuters)

Her Campus Media has acquired Spoon University, which uses content from college creators and partners with food brands for college marketing (Kayla Hoey / Her Campus Media)

Susan Wojcicki says YouTube is working to bring ads to edgier content and its new gaming policy will have fewer restrictions for violence in gaming @loudmouthjulia  / The Verge)

Inside Spotify's plan to dominate audio by spending hundreds of millions on exclusive podcasts and recruiting Jordan Peele, Mark Wahlberg and the Obamas @natjarv  / Hollywood Reporter)

How outdoor ad networks like Five Tier let clients plan and target billboard ads based on mobile phone data about passersby such as gender, age, race, and more @ThomasgermaiN  / Consumer Reports)

The International Fact-Checking Network will partner with Univision to elevate international fact-checking for Spanish-language audiences in the US (Poynter)

Memo: Laurene Powell Jobs will assume greater control at The Atlantic, as it seeks a new president/CEO, and chairman David Bradley steps away from management @mlcalderone  / Politico)

China's state media agency bought an ad on Facebook in which Bill Gates praises China, an example of how the country burnishes its image abroad @paleofuture  / Gizmodo)

Inside the last year of the Foreign Press Association, where exec feuding and board resignations led to the launch of the Association of Foreign Correspondents @akintundeahmad  / Columbia Journalism Review)


CA's AB 5 bill author says the law's 35-submission limit for journalists is "a little arbitrary", as freelancers seek changes before the law takes effect Jan. 1 @katiekilkenny7  / Hollywood Reporter)

Maker Media, the company behind Make: magazine and the festival Maker Faire, is laying off all of its 22 employees and pausing all operations @JoshConstine  / TechCrunch)

NPR says it has decided not to use the word "lie" to describe Trump's false claims

Trump budget cuts would cause "the collapse of the public media system itself," says CPB CEO

Newsweek's Eichenwald implied a link among Trump, Wikileaks, and Russia that doesn't hold up

CNN issues statement in support of reporter Jim Acosta, following latest attack from Spicer