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7:40 PM ET, December 12, 2016


 Top News: 
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Craig Newmark Foundation, charity founded by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, donates $1M to Poynter to fund faculty chair in journalism ethics position  —  Some exciting news on the homefront: The Craig Newmark Foundation, the charitable organization established by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico's Chief Political Correspondent Glenn Thrush is joining the NYT to cover the White House; Thrush's roots are in tabloid journalism  —  The political journalist wil be reunited with former Politico stars Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Fox News promotes John Roberts to chief White House correspondent  —  Fox News announced Monday that John Roberts had been named chief White House correspondent, with the seasoned journalist making his debut in the role next month on Inauguration Day.  —  “John's 30 years of experience …
Discussion: @tvnewser, @oknox, @cnnkyra and @oliverdarcy
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Trump tweets another attack on the press on Monday, criticizes NBC Nightly News; it may have been in response to segment about Russian interference in election  —  President-elect Donald Trump saw someone say something about him on TV that he didn't approve of, so naturally, he's making sure everyone on Twitter knows about it.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Amazon and Netflix make up 40% of Golden Globe nominations this year, receiving as many individually as the broadcast networks combined  —  Streaming heavyweights Netflix and Amazon are spending gargantuan amounts of money on TV shows, and it's getting results.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Stephen Hayes named EIC of the conservative Weekly Standard; Bill Kristol, the magazine's co-founder and current EIC, will become editor at large  —  The Weekly Standard has named senior writer Stephen Hayes its next editor in chief.  Bill Kristol, the magazine's co-founder and current editor …
Matt Feeney / New Yorker:
Prominent conservative journalists like Kristol and Podhoretz, who disavowed Trump during the election, are mostly staying silent now that Trump has won
Discussion: @owillis
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Under a US government bill, the bipartisan board overseeing Voice of America will be disbanded, replaced by a CEO, sparking fears VOA will become “Trump TV”  —  A provision tucked into the defense bill guts the Voice of America board, stoking fears that Trump could wield a powerful propaganda arm.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Murdoch pursues “scheme of arrangement” tactic which would require shareholders opposed to Fox-Sky deal to sell if the deal is approved  —  Use of court-approved ‘schedule of agreement’ would require 75% approval from shareholders, rather than usual 90%
Discussion: @dangillmor
Jane Martinson / The Guardian:   UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley faces questioning in Parliament over Murdoch's bid for Sky, as the deal faces mounting scrutiny
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / Jezebel:
The surprised reactions to Teen Vogue's astute political coverage are a reflection of the low expectations for teens, girls, and fashion magazines  —  On Saturday morning, Teen Vogue published a sharp piece by the writer Lauren Duca entitled “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.”
April Glaser / Recode:
On Friday, the Senate failed to reconfirm Democratic pro-net neutrality FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, portending new Trump era leadership and agenda  —  The Senate failed to reconfirm one of net neutrality's top advocates at the FCC.  —  Setting the stage for new leadership …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Facebook is hiring a Head of News Partnerships, seeking a news executive with 20+ years experience, as it struggles with the fallout from the fake news scandal  —  Facebook may be cleaning up its image with journalism.  —  The company is looking to hire an “experienced news executive” …
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu:
Prediction: under Trump presidency, big investigations will serve as fuel for the political divide, and DOJ guidelines regarding treatment of press will vanish  —  Twenty connected thoughts on the next six to eight months.  They key slide is number 19.  — 1/ For those asking …
Discussion: @aishas and @nausjcaa
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Experts: expansion of prosecutions using Espionage Act, started under Obama, could be a larger threat to media during Trump's presidency than libel law changes
Deirdre Edgar / Los Angeles Times:
LA Times EIC Maharaj says that two letters defending WWII internment of Japanese-Americans should not have been published, weren't “civil, fact-based discourse”  —  Tule Lake, which held nearly 19,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, is now maintained by the National Park Service.
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Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Google's first search result for “Did the Holocaust happen?” is a post from neo-Nazi site Stormfront, showing how Google's algorithm is helping disseminate hate
Jake Romm / The Forward:
Deconstructing the color, pose, and chair in Time's Trump photo, a layered field of references that place the image among the magazine's greatest covers
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
News outlets have simultaneously lost cultural power and the public's trust, which represents both a cause and an effect of the fake-news problem
Discussion: @adriennelaf
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
The persistent questioning by CNN's Jake Tapper of Mike Pence should be the rule on TV news, not the exception, as false assertions and deflections grow
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Atlantic adds former New Republic editor Franklin Foer as a writer, shortly after making several other hires for its politics and policy team
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Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
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The UK CMA opens a merger inquiry into HPE's $14B acquisition of Juniper Networks, setting an August 14 deadline to decide on opening a full investigation

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