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9:45 AM ET, February 17, 2017

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New York Times:
Sources: Trump convened Thursday's press conference in part because of what he saw as the ineffectiveness of his own tweets  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump, smarting from a series of crises, moved his surrogates aside on Thursday and assigned the rescue of his month-old presidency …
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 …
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.
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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  —  Advertisers might want more stringent ways to police YouTube content in light of the controversy surrounding YouTube's biggest star …
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John Herrman / New York Times:
How a hands-off culture and tangible rewards for attention led to the PewDiePie scandal on YouTube, a platform with its own emerging politics  —  Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, is by far YouTube's biggest star.  His videos, a mix of video-game narration, humorous rants and commentary …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify-backed Swedish startup Soundtrack Your Brand, which streams background music to businesses, raises $22M to fund overseas expansion  —  As Spotify continues its reign as the world's biggest consumer music streaming business, a startup from its backyard in Stockholm …
Marianne Levine / Politico:
Inside the search for the Oprah tape that may have brought down Andrew Puzder, spanning more than two months, two coasts, and hours of archival digging  —  Andrew Puzder didn't want the tape to resurface.  Oprah Winfrey fought efforts to obtain it.  —  It was a high-profile domestic violence victim …
 
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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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An inside look at why Apple has failed to revolutionize TV as it tests a fifth-generation Apple TV, which sources say can stream ultra-high-definition 4K video
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