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7:55 AM ET, January 9, 2017


 Top News: 
Dana Eisenberg / Mediaite:
Meryl Streep at Golden Globes blasts Trump for mocking disabled reporter and calls for support of The Committee to Protect Journalists  —  Meryl Streep was honored with a lifetime achievement award at tonight's Golden Globes, and she used her speech to call out Donald Trump and defend Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing freelance journalist Lauren Duca, after Duca tweeted screenshots to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  —  Twitter suspended Martin Shkreli's account on Sunday following his trolling of freelance journalist Lauren Duca.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The term “fake news” has lost its meaning, now being used as a catch-all insult to peddle agendas, so we should retire it and call a lie a lie and a hoax a hoax  —  When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer's suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws …
Max Fisher / New York Times:
How Russian hackers steered Western media coverage with stolen documents and PR efforts via Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks  —  As the dust settles on Russian interference in the United States election, journalists are confronting an aspect that has received less scrutiny than the hacking itself …
Agence France-Presse:
German media, politicians warn against spike in distorted or fake news after Breitbart story alleges crowd chanting ""Allahu Akbar" set church on fire  —  Country's politicians warn against fake news after Breitbart website said group chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ vandalised church on New Year's Eve
Christopher Zara / Backchannel:
How the “safe harbor” provision of the 1996 Telecommunications Act allowed the modern internet to flourish, and why it's under attack  —  How “safe harbor” turned into a protector of privilege.  —  For Airbnb, suing American cities had become something of a monthly ritual.
Discussion: The Guardian and Memex 1.1
Matthew Strauss / Pitchfork:
Nielsen: US on-demand music streaming up 76% to 250B+ streams in 2016, becoming the dominant form of music consumption with 38% of the market  —  Streaming consumption beat digital sales for the first time in history, according to new Nielsen report  —  It's official: according …
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
SoundCloud's filing in UK: losses up 30.9% to $52M while revenues grew 21.6% to $22M in 2015; Universal, Sony, and Warner now own stakes in SoundCloud  —  SoundCloud's losses grew faster than its revenues in 2015 - with the company now admitting that, should its subscription service flop, its funding may run dry this year.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Spanish-language TV giant Univision faces slumping prime-time ratings, stalled advertising revenue, and boardroom tensions ahead of long-delayed IPO  —  Univision's archrival Telemundo has been scoring more viewers aged 18 through 49 since July.  —  Spanish-language television giant Univision …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How a small public Tennessee radio station uses a bread truck converted into a mobile recording studio to spark community engagement  —  Editor's note: Localore: Finding America is a national initiative from the Association for Independents in Radio supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting …
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