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7:15 PM ET, December 10, 2016

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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
LA entertainment attorney says Trump's EP title on Celebrity Apprentice is likely credit for past work, other presidents have derived income from media products  —  I know next to nothing about how the entertainment world works.  Like many Americans, I assume, the blur of names that I ignore …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Trump's denunciation of individuals on Twitter, which often leads to harassment by his followers, tests the limits of Twitter's rules against incitement  —  Twitter declined BuzzFeed News' request for comment.  —  Last night President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account to criticize Chuck Jones …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As media faces more criticism and fake news causes real trouble, it's tempting to tune out, but this moment requires keen awareness and critical thinking  —  In another strange time in American history, the counterculture guru Timothy Leary urged people to “turn on, tune in, drop out.”
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Two sites named on blacklist of news sites peddling Russian propaganda featured by WaPo demand retraction; one, Naked Capitalism, threatens to sue the newspaper  —  The Washington Post—whose coverage of Watergate four decades ago angered the powers that be, toppled a president …
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Nathan J. Robinson / Current Affairs:
By refusing to admit that Trump is ever right, fact-checkers, whose analyses are frequently dubious, have rendered themselves untrustworthy  —  Ridding ourselves of fake news requires having media outlets that are actually worth listening to...  Despite having decisively won the presidential election …
Discussion: The Week
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook discloses more engagement measurement errors; some of the faulty stats were used by The New York Times and BuzzFeed in their stories about fake news  —  Facebook misreported engagement numbers for links and live videos and is refining the ad reach estimates it shows advertisers.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The Blaze suspends reporter Jason Buttrill over claim he shot at ISIS fighters, recalls him to the US, after initially publishing a story detailing the incident  —  The Blaze has recalled and suspended a researcher who while in Iraq said he fired shots at ISIS fighters, and later proudly publicized his actions.
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Jeff Schogol / Military Times:
The Blaze reporter Jason Buttrill criticized after posing with sniper rifle and shooting at ISIS combatants in Mosul  —  Journalists in warzones are supposed to be non-combatants, but Jason Buttrill of The Blaze recently tweeted a picture of himself with a sniper rifle along with the message: “Major bucket list completed.
Michael Rosenwald / Columbia Journalism Review:
Online news may never reach print's revenue and readership, meaning publishers must rethink digital vs. paper assumptions, including reader willingness to pay  —  Roger Fidler is a forefather of digital journalism.  In the early 1980s, he wrote and illustrated an essay on the future of news.
Discussion: @jbenton and @mathewi
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Annapurna Pictures is developing a film about the Roger Ailes scandal which will focus on Megyn Kelly and other alleged victims  —  Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures has scooped up a pitch from Charles Randolph about the former Fox News chairman.  —  First, there was a miniseries …
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Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
Sunday Times television and restaurant critic AA Gill dies at 62, weeks after revealing he had cancer  —  Sunday Times journalist dies three weeks after revealing he had been diagnosed with ‘an embarrassment of cancer, the full English’  —  The award-winning journalist and restaurant critic AA Gill …
Bloomberg:
21st Century Fox has agreed to buy Sky for $13.51 per share in cash valuing the broadcaster at $14.1B; Sky's share price jumps more than 26%  —  21st Century Fox Inc. reached a preliminary deal to acquire full control of Sky Plc, valuing the pay-TV provider at 18.5 billion pounds ($23.2 billion) …
 
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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
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Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Mika Brzezinski, criticized during election for favorable Trump treatment, claims Clinton camp contacted NBC to say she “needed to be pulled off the air”
Discussion: @thr
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Associated Press lays off 25 staffers in global news department, including two staffers from the AP's New York statehouse bureau in Albany
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
A new study finds that the Associated Press' automated coverage of company's earnings releases has increased firms' trading volume and liquidity
Discussion: @ndiakopoulos
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Lionsgate closes its purchase of pay-TV network Starz in $4.4 billion cash-and-stock deal