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8:45 PM ET, February 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC News President Deborah Turness confirms probe into Brian Williams' story, working on “next steps”  —  NBC News breaks silence on Brian Williams  —  NBC News has finally broken its silence on the Brian Williams ‘Choppergate’ controversy.  —  In a memo to staff …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Pilot who backed Brian Williams' story backtracks, questions his own memories  —  Pilot in Brian Williams scandal: ‘I am questioning my memories’  —  The pilot I interviewed on Thursday about Brian Williams is no longer standing by his story.  —  That pilot, Rich Krell …
Corky Siemaszko / NY Daily News:
NBC to investigate Brian Williams about Iraq lie: sources  —  The ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor is the subject of an investigation by NBC, which sources said will be headed by Richard Esposito, a former Daily News editor.  Williams' reporting on Hurricane Katrina is now being questioned, too.
John Simerman / The New Orleans Advocate:
NBC News anchor Brian Williams' comments about dead bodies, Hurricane Katrina starting to gain attention, draw scrutiny  —  FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Stars and Stripes, the Pentagon-backed newspaper that broke the Brian Williams story  —  Inside the newspaper that broke the Brian Williams news  —  Stars and Stripes, the relatively unknown newspaper subsidized by the Pentagon, gets a big scoop
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo and Netflix are reportedly in early stage of developing “Legend of Zelda” live-action series  —  Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series  —  “The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
NowThis scraps its website, goes all-in on social  —  NowThis, which was founded to try and reinvent the way video news is delivered, took another step in that direction Friday by scrapping its website of video content and establishing it as solely a repository of links to its presence on outside social media platforms.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Sling TV's $5/month sports bundle add-on: SEC Network, five ESPN channels, Univision Deportes, Universal Sports, and beIN Sports  —  Sling TV reveals plans for sports package including Universal Sports  —  Sling TV, the internet-based TV service operated by Dish, just gave us a look …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Slate
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study finds music labels take 73.1% of profits from streaming services; artists get 10.9%  —  Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists  —  A small group of very vocal musicians has decided that the new target of their anger …
Discussion: PCMag UK, PandoDaily and Digital Trends
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Huffington Post Bets People Will Read Good News — And Share It, Too  —  Listen to the Story  —  Greek-born author Arianna Huffington created a digital powerhouse in May 2005 on the back of two major elements: famous bloggers, and the relentless aggregation of stories from elsewhere on politics, pop culture and almost everything else.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Washington Post has agreed to withhold certain pieces of information from the Snowden files at government's request because of national security  —  Dean Baquet, Marty Baron and Susan Glasser dish on national security reporting  —  The Washington Post has accommodated government requests …
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