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1:20 PM ET, January 12, 2017

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Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Texas congressman Randy Weber says CNN reporter Jim Acosta was “disrespectful” to Trump during press briefing and “should be fired”  —  The day after Donald Trump refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a press conference, calling the network …
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Annie Karni / Politico:
Trump filled first press conference in seven months with paid staffers who cheered in response to PEOTUS blasting media  —  The president-elect packs his news conference with paid aides ready to jeer reporters.  —  NEW YORK — When Donald Trump gathered the press at Trump Tower 20 months ago …
Seth Kelley / Variety:
Donald Trump calls BuzzFeed “a failing piece of garbage” and refuses to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, telling him: “You are fake news”
CNN:
Review of Monica Crowley's Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation finds thousands of plagiarized words from sources including Kissinger, Eric Larson, and the AP  —  By Andrew Kaczynski, Chris Massie, and Nathan McDermott, design by Tal Yellin  —  Conservative commentator Monica Crowley …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple planning push into original TV shows and movies for Apple Music subscribers, hopes to share viewer metrics and demographic data with producers  —  Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, a move that could make it a bigger player …
Albert Burneko / The Concourse:
BuzzFeed reporters were right to post a dossier with extraordinary claims about President-elect Trump, passed around for weeks at highest levels of government  —  As you're likely aware by now, yesterday evening BuzzFeed published a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed stepped over the line when it published unverified smears dressed up as an intelligence report meant to damage Trump
Nic Newman / Reuters Institute for the Study …:
Reuters 2017 predictions: automated fact-checking, more innovation with chat bots, big year for audio, and experiments with AR and VR but both will disappoint  —  This year's key developments will centre on fears about how changing technology is affecting the quality of information and the state of our democracy.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Twitter will live stream Trump's inauguration on January 20 at 11AM ET in partnership with PBS NewsHour  —  Twitter will be streaming Donald Trump's inauguration for the top political job in the U.S. starting at 11 AM ET on Friday, January 20 in partnership with PBS NewsHour.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Trump meeting with AT&T executives at Trump Tower to discuss the company's proposed $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner  —  Meeting to discuss merger will be in Trump Tower in New York  —  Trump blasted the $85.4 billion deal during presidential race
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed sold more than $25K worth of “failing pile of garbage” merchandise on Wednesday and will donate all proceeds to the Committee to Project Journalists  —  BuzzFeed sold more than $25,000 worth of “failing pile of garbage” merchandise on Wednesday and will donate all the proceeds …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt's existence is threatened by costs of fighting $15M libel suit brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, who won against Gawker  —  As you may have heard, last week we were sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email.
 
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Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
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