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8:50 AM ET, November 14, 2016


 Top News: 
In Sunday morning tweets, Trump calls The New York Times “dishonest”, makes a baseless claim about NYT losing subscribers, and distorts a publisher's letter  —  President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his battle with one of the country's biggest news outlets, the New York Times.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News, is named chief strategist and counselor for Trump's White House  —  President-elect Donald Trump has not only named Reince Priebus as his White House Chief of Staff, he has also confirmed that Steve Bannon will be named as his senior counselor.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart writer Patrick Howley leaves site, says it's becoming more “controlled”, moving towards becoming a newswire with a focus on breaking news  —  “The fulfillment of all of my political and sociocultural fantasies all at the same time.”  A new White House aide is a “classy barbarian.”
Discussion: @buzzfeedben
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's role in the election, claims over 99% of what people see on Facebook is authentic  —  I want to share some thoughts on Facebook and the election.  —  Our goal is to give every person a voice.  We believe deeply in people.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: several Facebook execs voiced concerns about company's role in influencing elections; in all-hands meeting, Zuckerberg maintained the impact was small  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election …
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg need to recognize the dangers of disseminating a flood of fake news, or public perception of the platform will continue to erode
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Our First Amendment test is here.  We can't afford to flunk it.  —  What really makes America great?  —  It's the meaning of 45 words found in the Bill of Rights.  Here they are, the entire First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …
Emily Robinson / Current Affairs:
Journalists failed to predict Trump's win because they view the world through Twitter, relying on it even though it provides biased, limited data samples  —  Tweets make lazy political journalism easier than ever...  Journalists have always been lazy.  Anyone who pines for a Golden Age …
Discussion: @ndorokakung and @cunninghamjeff
Ben Kentish / The Independent:
Lego ends advertising with Daily Mail after calls for companies to ‘Stop Funding Hate’  —  Lego will stop advertising its products in the Daily Mail, following a public campaign calling on big companies to drop adverts from newspapers accused of promoting “hatred, discrimination and demonisation”, the company has announced.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
IMDb sues State of California over new law requiring certain paid entertainment sites to remove actors' age upon request, citing their First Amendment right  —  As was expected, IMDb is suing the state of California over its new “ageism” law.  The law has its genesis in actress Junie Hoang's lawsuit …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Behind the scenes at BuzzFeed's live election-night Twitter broadcast, its take on cable news, which was long on internet memes and short on analytical minutiae  —  The “Nasty Woman” cocktail was really just a cosmo on the rocks, a traditional offering dressed up in a topical joke.
Discussion: @twitterpr
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
IMAX raises $50M from WPP, Acer, and other companies to develop high quality 10-minute interactive VR movies for its properties and all other VR platforms  —  The giant-screen exhibitor, led by CEO Richard Gelfond, has launched pilot virtual reality centers, with strategic investors in its fund including CAA, WPP and Chinese companies.
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Inside FT Labs, the Financial Times' new unit for projects that don't fit into normal development processes, like VR, ad blocking, and digital billboards
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
In the wake of Trump's victory, nonprofit news outlets including Mother Jones, ProPublica, and The Nation have seen a boost in donations and subscriptions
Discussion: Politico
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski resigns from CNN effective immediately, amid speculation he'll take a role in the Trump administration