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11:15 AM ET, February 18, 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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:   Carolyn Ryan, The New York Times' senior politics editor, will join the masthead as an assistant editor for recruitment
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  —  Advertisers might want more stringent ways to police YouTube content in light of the controversy surrounding YouTube's biggest star …
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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  —  Younger Americans have long been less likely to read newspapers than their elders.  But a Pew Research Center survey has revealed a significant twist …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert is in talks to be named the next spokesperson for the State Department  —  Fox News anchor Heather Nauert is in talks to be named the next spokesperson for the State Department, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks tell POLITICO.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Open letter outlining Facebook's attempts to build a more inclusive community, including improving tools for reporting abuse, squashing misleading stories, more  —  On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we're building and updates on our business.
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  —  Jake Turx is a newly minted White House correspondent for a publication that has never before had a seat in the White House press corps …
 
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