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11:55 PM ET, January 12, 2017

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Doris Truong / Washington Post:
Right-wing bloggers falsely accuse an editor of taking photos of Cabinet candidate Rex Tillerson's notes during a hearing break; editor wasn't there  —  What it's like to be a the center of a fake-news conspiracy theory.  —  There's a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager and CNN commentator, lands a job as a political commentator at One America News Network  —  Corey Lewandowski—Donald Trump's former campaign manager who bruised a female political reporter, lied about it, got fired, then landed …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora announces it's laying off 7% of its US workforce, excluding Ticketfly group, in Q1 2017 in a bid to reduce costs  —  Music streaming service Pandora is going to reduce its workforce by 7% in Q1 of 2017, the company announced Thursday after the close of the markets.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran, the founders of Capital New York which was later sold to Politico, are leaving Politico; Joseph Schatz will lead Politico States  —  Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran, who founded the politics, culture and media site Capital New York in 2010 before selling it to Politico in 2013, are leaving the company.
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
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.
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Three journalists write letters urging leniency for retired four-star general who has pleaded guilty in Stuxnet leak probe  —  U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday sought a two-year prison sentence for a retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation's second-ranking military officer …
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
 
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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
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with John Carney on why he's leaving the WSJ for Breitbart News, “economic populism”, Breitbart's reputation and “ability to look beyond” orthodoxies
Fidji Simo / Facebook Media:
Facebook introduces the Facebook Journalism Project to collaborate with news organizations on products, offer training to reporters, and try to curb fake news