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6:15 AM ET, January 4, 2017


 Top News: 
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for a new role at NBC, where she will host a daytime news and debate program and anchor a Sunday night news show  —  Megyn Kelly, who arrived at Fox News 12 years ago as a television news neophyte but rose to become one of its two biggest stars …
NBC News:
NBC News confirms that Megyn Kelly is joining the network  —  JANUARY 3, 2017 — Megyn Kelly, one of America's most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced today by Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.  —  Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Wired editor Scott Dadich is leaving to start his own company and will be replaced by Nicholas Thompson, digital editor of The New Yorker  —  New Yorker digital editor Nicholas Thompson will replace him.  —  Scott Dadich, the top editor at Wired magazine and its digital properties for the last four years …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says Trump will hold a press conference on January 11, 160+ days after his last one in July  —  Press secretary Josh Earnest's advice for his successor Sean Spicer  —  Presidents-elect normally answer questions at a press conference a few days after the election.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, on Trump's phone-in TV interviews, emphasis on visuals, lack of laughter, and more  —  The ‘Meet the Press’ host opens up about the surprising thing he shares with the president-elect.  —  Chuck Todd has interviewed Donald Trump many times …
Discussion: CNNMoney and Quartz
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Three former White House press officials, including George W. Bush's former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, express fears for the press under Trump
Discussion: Vanity Fair and @davidjones2898
Kalev Leetaru / Forbes:
How the Washington Post's inaccurate story about a Russian hack spread, with the paper rewriting it rather than issuing a correction, before finally adding one  —  On Friday the Washington Post sparked a wave of fear when it ran the breathless headline “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through …
Alexandra Schwartz / New Yorker:
Simon & Schuster is a publishing conglomerate; boycotting it over Yiannopoulos means avoiding books like Timothy B. Tyson's book about Emmett Till  —  On Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the alt-right impresario Milo Yiannopoulos will publish a book with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Discussion: PAPERMAG and @chasingray
Charlotte Eyre / The Bookseller:
Simon & Schuster UK will not join its US counterpart in publishing Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos' book
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Comparing Daniel Ellsberg, a Washington insider turned leaker, with Edward Snowden, a radicalized hacker  —  From their backgrounds to their motivations, the two men have some striking differences.  —  In the summer of 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara commissioned a group …
Discussion: Techdirt and @newyorker
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough defends his Trump schmoozing as the “Washington way”, but newspeople must maintain professional distance from subjects  —  It started, as so many things do these days, with a tweet.  —  The New York Times political reporter Maggie Haberman …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is named as a columnist for Time magazine's newsletter, Motto; she will focus on women and empowerment  —  Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has been tapped as a columnist for Time magazine's online Motto newsletter.  She will focus on women and empowerment issues.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Guardian CRO Hamish Nicklin, ex-Google staffer and a critic of programmatic ads, works to find a better ad model after Guardian's 2016 pre-tax loss of $87M  —  Back in the late noughties, Hamish Nicklin took up boxing.  He was drawn to the sweet science as a fun way to keep fit …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK press campaigns against Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act which would force them to sign up to a state-backed press regulator or face heavy libel fees  —  The Sunday Times has warned that its historic exposure of drugs cheat cyclist Lance Armstrong would never have happened had Section 40 …
Rachael Jolley / Telegraph:
If another country had a press law like Section 40, Britain would condemn it for persecuting journalists
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish's new AirTV Player lets Sling customers stream over-the-air local channels, a move that required no carriage deals on Dish's part  —  Dish Network has officially unveiled its plan for bringing local TV channels to its Sling TV over-the-top internet TV service — with no retransmission deals required on its part.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Dish's AirTV set-top box provides 4K streaming for Sling TV, Netflix, and YouTube, includes an over-the-air antenna for live TV
Discussion: BGR and 9to5Google
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Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Tribune Media authorizes $500M dividend for stockholders and warrant holders
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Amazon partners with three Chinese manufacturers to launch Amazon Fire-powered 4K TVs, to be sold online and in select retail stores later this year
Discussion: Business Insider
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Golis / Vox:
Laura McGann becomes Vox's first editorial director, while Lauren Williams is promoted to executive editor, as the site prepares to cover the Trump presidency
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Scribd removes comics from its subscription reading service after adding them in 2015