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7:23 AM ET, January 13, 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.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
YouTube launches Super Chat in beta, letting viewers pay to pin comments on live streams, with a broad rollout on January 31  —  But you'll have to do your own troll patrol  —  YouTube today is announcing a new feature to help creators monetize when they go live.
Dave McNary / Variety:
CIR announces Glassbreaker Films to support female documentarians and provide training in journalism to high schoolers in San Francisco  —  The Center for Investigative Reporting is launching Glassbreaker Films as an initiative to support women in documentary filmmaking, Variety has learned exclusively.
Discussion: @gijn and @cironline
Teddy Amenabar / Washington Post:
The Washington Post will launch a weekly Friday afternoon newsletter, Read These Comments, dedicated to the best reader comments  —  On Friday, we're launching a weekly newsletter dedicated to the best conversations and comments on The Washington Post.  And I can't wait to get started.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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.
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon rolls out its first branded VOD subscription service, Anime Strike, with 1K+ titles, available for $4.99/month for Prime members  —  Ecommerce giant plans additional subscription VOD channels  —  Amazon is rolling out its first branded on-demand subscription service for Amazon Channels …
Amanda Taub / New York Times:
Research says Americans' bias against the political party they oppose is so strong that it acts as a partisan prism for facts, which fuels the rise of fake news  —  In his farewell address as president Tuesday, Barack Obama warned of the dangers of uncontrolled partisanship.
Discussion: @max_fisher and @sapinker
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 …
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Atlantic generates more than 25% of its traffic by capitalizing on older content, while Refinery29 generates 35% and Thrillist generates 40%  —  A couple years ago, publishers decided they had to start wringing more money out of their old content.  Today, some of them are practically selling …
 
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Three journalists write letters urging leniency for retired four-star general who has pleaded guilty in Stuxnet leak probe
Discussion: @danlamothe and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Picks: 
Bloomberg:
Sources: Trump meeting with AT&T executives at Trump Tower to discuss the company's proposed $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner
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
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
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