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12:00 PM ET, December 7, 2016


 Top News: 
Nancy Gibbs / TIME:
TIME Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs on why Trump was chosen as Person of the Year, says he empowered a hidden electorate and framed tomorrow's political culture  —  This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Ipsos survey of 3,015 US adults shows fake news headlines fooled people about 75% of the time  —  Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time, according to a large-scale new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News.  —  The survey also found that people …
New York Times:
Sources: Trump fired Michael G. Flynn Jr., the son of senior security adviser Michael Flynn, for using Twitter to promote fake news related to Pizzagate  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday fired one of his transition team's staff members, Michael G. Flynn …
Nick Baumann / The Huffington Post:
FBI investigates joke about “destroying trump ballots” made on Twitter by the Huffington Post's Nick Baumann  —  Seriously?  Seriously.  —  Senior Enterprise Editor, The Huffington Post  —  This is a story about how the FBI came to investigate a joke I tweeted about fake news.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Lydia Polgreen, editorial director of NYT Global, is named editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, succeeding Arianna Huffington  —  The New York Times' “rising star” becomes the site's second newsroom leader, following founder Arianna Huffington.  —  NEW YORK Lydia Polgreen …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
YouTube has paid over $1B to the music industry in the last year, from advertising alone  —  In the last year, YouTube has paid out over $1 billion to the music industry from advertising alone, the company revealed on Tuesday.  —  Bolstered by music subscription revenue …
Asma Khalid / NPR:
NPR's Asma Khalid on the difficulties of being a Muslim reporter covering the 2016 election, facing veiled threats and constant harassment  —  Sometime in early 2016 between a Trump rally in New Hampshire, where a burly man shouted something at me about being Muslim, and a series …
Michael J. Socolow / Columbia Journalism Review:
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a look at how the event was initially reported shows little has changed in terms of mistakes made covering major events  —  Nobody knew anything at first.  The attack happened far out in the Pacific, on a small remote island.
Discussion: @coryschouten
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
No Small Pulitzer, a project examining 17 Pulitzer wins by newspapers with less than 100K in circulation run by Mizzou journalism students, launched on Tuesday  —  Every year, Nigel Jaquiss gets calls from college students who want to talk to him about his Pulitzer Prize for their class projects.
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Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
NBC News SVP of digital, Nick Ascheim, says Facebook has a civic responsibility to act on fake news, which has always existed but is now amplified
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Hacker News, the discussion site run by Y Combinator, is holding a Political Detox Week as an experiment, banning political content
Discussion: @ravimikkelsen
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Weather Channel hits back at Breitbart for using its video to cast doubt on climate change in story promoted online by U.S. House committee
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Alex Weprin / Politico:
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes says Democrats have been more of a threat to the First Amendment than Trump, does not believe Trump will alter it