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12:05 PM ET, December 29, 2016

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Alessandro Sabatelli / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter introduces live 360-degree videos on Periscope and Twitter from select partners  —  Today, we're introducing a new way to see what's happening on Twitter - through live 360 video.  —  Starting today, you can check out live, interactive 360 videos from interesting broadcasters and explore what's happening with them.
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
After years of rejecting the “media company” label, Twitter is hiring Periscope editors, broadcasting news alerts, and airing premium live video  —  If you're wondering whether Twitter views itself as a media company or not, take a look at its careers page.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump, from charitable giving to the Access Hollywood tape  —  “Arnold and Tim, if you'd come up, we're going to give you a nice, beautiful check," Donald Trump said.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Milo Yiannopoulos signs an autobiographical book deal with Threshold Editions, a Simon & Schuster imprint; sources say the advance is $250K  —  “They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off.  Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened," says Yiannopoulos.
Sabrina Siddiqui / The Guardian:
A Muslim reporter recounts the emotional toll of covering the presidential campaign, during which an interviewee told her Muslims should be exterminated  —  “We should exterminate them.”  —  The words rolled off the voter's tongue as though he was merely discussing a pest invasion in his home.
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Kremlin-backed media and US far-right sites have adopted the “fake news” term to discredit reports of Aleppo bombings  —  It's been less than a week since Syrian Prime Minister Bashar al-Assad thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for helping “liberate Aleppo.”
David Bauder / Associated Press:
After doing an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca was harassed on Twitter and received a rape threat on Christmas day  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A woman involved in a heated debate with Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson over Ivanka Trump said Tuesday she's received thousands …
Discussion: Washington Post and @nanettehb
Bloomberg:
Despite efforts, the diversity of Wikipedia's overwhelmingly white and male editorial pool has been slow to improve  —  Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a 53-year-old British-Nigerian human-rights activist and, it's fair to say, a person of some note.  She's co-founder of the African Women's Development Fund …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
 
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George Gurley / New York Times:
The suicide of respected celebrity and society reporter Jeffrey Slonim leaves questions for family, friends, and colleagues
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Business Insider's Head of Audience Development Meena Thiruvengadam is leaving, the second top-level editorial staffer to depart the site in two weeks
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Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Miramax CEO Stephen Schoch is stepping down, will be replaced temporarily by Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu and Disney announce licensing deal that brings 50+ older Disney movies like Mulan and Pocahontas to Hulu
April Glaser / Recode:
Journalist Jason Leopold, MIT's Ryan Shapiro sue US intel agencies including CIA and FBI for not complying with FOIA requests on Russian hacking around election