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Gabriel Sherman working on Trump screenplay; Maria Konnikova's poker career

Gabriel Sherman. Photo: Nephi Niven

The Loudest Voice in the Room author Gabriel Sherman is working on a screenplay about Donald Trump. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Apprentice will follow Trump’s road to fame and the presidency, “focusing on his early influences like attorney Roy Cohn.” In a statement, Sherman explained that his interest in the film comes from the fifteen years he’s spent reporting on Trump. "I've long been fascinated by his origin story as a young builder coming up in the gritty world of 1970s and '80s New York,” he said. “This formative period tells us so much about the man who today occupies the Oval Office."

After New York Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson’s resignation following an internal investigation into claims of inappropriate behavior by several female employees, Vanity Fair’s Joe Pompeo writes that, in the wake of the paper’s Pulitzer Prize–winning investigations into Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly, among others, “some people both inside the Times and out have been less than satisfied with the paper’s handling of its own #MeToo controversies, talking the talk, they’d argue, while not fully walking the walk.”

Just one week after the second season debuted, Hulu has announced that The Handmaid’s Tale will get a third season.

Annie Proulx has won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Proulx will receive the award next fall.

At Off the Record, a journalism event hosted by BuzzFeed, Quartz, and The Information Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s plans to address concerns about fake news and publishing revenues on the platform. Although Facebook is currently working on “a system that ranks news organizations based on trustworthiness,” Zuckerberg said that there are no plans to pay publishers for articles shared on the platform.

New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova has pushed back the release date for her book on the world of professional poker because, according to Deadspin, “she got too good at poker.”