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3:50 AM ET, February 19, 2017

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David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
Classic Trump administration news cycle: press report based on a leaked document, an official denial and scolding for not seeking comment, a cry of “fake news”  —  Friday morning, the Associated Press dropped a bombshell report: “Trump administration considers mobilizing …
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CBS News:
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says media shouldn't use anonymous sources and should take Trump seriously when he calls media “the enemy”  —  Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, advised Americans to take President Trump's attacks on the media “seriously,” …
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Mark Zuckerberg's lip service to journalism is not enough to sustain media amid Facebook's ad revenue siphoning and hands-off view of editorial responsibility  —  It's not that Mark Zuckerberg set out to dismantle the news business when he founded Facebook 13 years ago.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed introduces curated “Outside Your Bubble” feature to help readers see what people outside their social media networks are saying about the news  —  Publisher will expose audience to opinions from across the web  —  News outlets seek out other viewpoints after surprise election
Emily Tan / Campaign UK:
YouTube will discontinue 30-second unskippable ads in 2018  —  Starting next year, YouTube will stop allowing the 30-second unskippable ad and will focus instead on shorter formats.  —  In an official statement, Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience for online users.
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
In the wake of the PewDiePie scandal, dozens of advertisers have been contacting YouTube analytics firms to help them police their YouTube ad campaigns
Robert Darnton / The New York Review of Books:
Historical overview of “fake news” including 6th-century Byzantine “Anecdota”, 16th-century wicked sonnets, 18th-century French canards, English paragraph men  —  Fake news is hardly new.  The production of fake, semi-false, and true but compromising snippets …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
A case of self-censorship at a San Antonio public TV station shows how the fear of government reprisal can be fought  —  This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself.  —  Maybe it's the story you decide …
Samanth Subramanian / Wired:
Profile of an anonymous teen in Veles, Macedonia, who earned nearly $16K off his two pro-Trump fake news sites between August and November  —  The first article about Donald Trump that Boris ever published described how, during a campaign rally in North Carolina, the candidate slapped a man in the audience for disagreeing with him.
Discussion: NPR, The FADER, The Huffington Post and BGR
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt announces “survival” fund to support the publication as it fights a defamation lawsuit represented by Charles Harder  —  Donate to the Techdirt Survival Fund »  —  As we mentioned last month, we are currently being sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai …
Discussion: @glennf and @sarahcuda
New Hampshire Union Leader:
New Hampshire's WBIN-TV sells spectrum to FCC for $68.1M, other TV license rights to undisclosed TV group for $10-$30M; sources say most staff laid off  —  CONCORD — WBIN-TV said Friday it “will cease broadcasting in the coming months” after selling its television broadcasting rights to the Federal Communications Commission.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Interview with NYT assistant recruitment editor Carolyn Ryan on how the paper is expanding its fact-checking and its coverage of healthcare and immigration  —  In the early days of the Trump administration, no news organization has been a bigger target than The New York Times.
 
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Michael Barthel / Pew Research Center:
Pew study: for election news, young people turned to national papers like NYT, WaPo, and WSJ more than their elders
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Interview with Jake Turx, the young Jewish reporter for Ami Magazine who was berated at Trump's press conference for asking a question about anti-Semitism
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert is in talks to be named the next spokesperson for the State Department