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12:40 PM ET, December 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
New York Times revises report on San Bernardino shooters to clarify that online posts were in private messages and in dating app  —  New York Times reviewing ‘garbled’ report on San Bernardino shooters  —  The New York Times is reviewing its report about the San Bernardino terrorists' social media use …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan will depart in 2016  —  Margaret Sullivan will conclude her tenure as public editor of The New York Times when her four-year contract expires in eight months, she told Poynter today.  —  “Yes, I am headed into the home stretch of my four-year term,” she said in an email.
Discussion: Politico, FishbowlNY and @joepompeo
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Relaunches as Amblin Partners  —  Studio signs multiyear distribution deal with Universal Pictures  —  Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios has found its fourth lease on life.  —  The company, which has struggled financially since its last relaunch in 2009 …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Michele Norris leaving NPR, expanding her Race Card Project  —  Michele Norris, a mainstay of NPR for the past 13 years, is saying farewell to the public radio powerhouse.  —  Norris said in an interview that she will devote more time to The Race Card Project, her award-winning effort …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook opens its live video-streaming tool to verified Pages  —  First there were celebrities, then influencers, then nonverified individuals.  Today, Facebook is opening up access to its live-streaming service to brands on the social network.  Now T-Mobile, Nike, Ford, NBC …
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Adelson family paid 3X the Review-Journal's March value, a price that shows how newspaper buyers can make money flipping papers to motivated local interests  —  The new breed of newspaper mogul?  On Adelson's purchase of the Review-Journal  —  The week-long mystery of the identity …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
How the Las Vegas Review-Journal broke news about its own sale
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook expands its Music Stories in News Feed to the web, coming to Android in late January, adds Deezer, Rhapsody, KKBOX, plus audio clips for NPR  —  Facebook brings music previews to the desktop and adds support for three more services  —  Six weeks after launching a new post format …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Guggenheim Media Spins Off Money-Losing Hollywood Reporter, Billboard to Company President Todd Boehly  —  In a major media shake-up, Guggenheim Partners, along with multiple other investors, has spun off The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, Adweek, Dick Clark Productions and Mediabistro …
Stefano Esposito / Chicago Sun-Times:
Source: after three-month run, New York Post to end distribution in Chicago at the end of 2015  —  Short sale: New York Post to end Chicago ‘trial run’  —  Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times newsletters. … OUTTA HERE!  —  The New York Post, known for its loud, irreverent — often crude …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC wants to meet with AT&T, Comcast, and T-Mobile by Jan. 15 to discuss sponsored data plans that exempt streaming media from data caps  —  Federal regulators have asked AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile to meet with them to discuss a growing and controversial business tactic …
Ben Fox / Associated Press:
US military to limit media access to Guantanamo Bay prison  —  MIAMI (AP) — New limits are being imposed on media access to the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the commander of the military's Southern Command said Thursday, outlining rules that will limit …
Discussion: Sputnik International
Katherine Seligman / Cal Alumni Association:
How hyperlocal news site Berkeleyside averages 200K visitors per month and why it was awarded two SPJ excellence awards  —  Berkeleyside: The Nimble Hyperlocal News Site is Winning Awards and Attracting Eyeballs  —  Protesters gathered near the gates of Sproul Plaza on the Cal campus …
Discussion: @fritinancy and @michelemclellan
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