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4:20 PM ET, February 17, 2017

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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jared Kushner complained about what he felt was unfair Trump coverage on CNN to a senior Time Warner executive at a White House meeting  —  Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, met with a senior Time Warner executive in recent weeks and expressed …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Sources: Michael Dubke, a veteran Republican strategist, has been chosen as the new White House communications director  —  WASHINGTON — Michael Dubke, a veteran Republican strategist whose preferred place is away from a television camera and not standing in front of one …
Discussion: @usatodaydc and @maggienyt
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How BBC Persian, whose reporters are not permitted in Iran, is using Telegram and Instagram to get around Iranian censorship  —  Last month, a fire tore through an iconic Tehran high-rise building, killing more than 20 firefighters and injuring another 70 people as it collapsed.
Discussion: @dmedialab, @ylichterman and @niemanlab
 
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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
New York Times:
Sources: Trump convened Thursday's press conference in part because of what he saw as the ineffectiveness of his own tweets
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In the wake of the PewDiePie scandal, dozens of advertisers have been contacting YouTube analytics firms to help them police their YouTube ad campaigns
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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
20th Century Fox apologizes for collaborating with fake news creator to build fake sites, circulate false posts about Trump, vaccinations, more to promote movie
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
New York Times:
Journalists hustle to keep up with a faster, relentless news cycle as political developments fuel rising subscriptions, higher TV ratings, and competition
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