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1:25 PM ET, January 18, 2017

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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama will use his last press conference to highlight his concerns about the restrictions Trump has placed on the media, says outgoing WH Press Sec Josh Earnest  —  President Barack Obama frequently used his trips abroad to highlight the importance of a free press, making leaders …
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Howard Kurtz / @howardkurtz:
Trump tells Fox & Friends he won't move reporters out of the briefing room because the press “went crazy”
Discussion: @blackamazon
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
In broad ranging interview, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker says the era of access journalism is over, discusses Trump, Megyn Kelly, more  —  At his press conference last week, President-elect Trump refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, denouncing the network as a purveyor of “fake news.”
Washington Post:
Washington Post debuts The Lily, a publication for millennial women, featuring original content and WaPo stories, initially available on platforms like Facebook  —  The Washington Post today announces The Lily, an experimental, visually-driven product designed for millennial women …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney says the site is working on a subscription product  —  Qz.com will remain free.  But it's working on a research product.  —  Quartz, the business news site owned by Atlantic Media, gives away its global economics coverage to anyone who wants to click.
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Quartz:
Business news site Quartz acquires San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research firm Intelligentsia, will work with the team to develop a new product  —  Quartz has acquired the independent research firm Intelligentsia.ai, which provides research and analysis on artificial intelligence to business executives.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump's hotel in DC has banned journalists during inauguration week; a Politico reporter, at the venue for a breakfast meeting, was prevented from entering  —  The Trump International Hotel in Washington is banning the media from its premises during inauguration week.
Kyle Pope / Columbia Journalism Review:
An open letter to Trump from the US press corps, on access, airtime, objective truth, dividing the press corps, and more  —  Dear Mr. President Elect:  —  In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
How recent college graduate Cameron Harris launched a fake news operation that published a viral story about fraudulent Clinton ballots found in Ohio  —  ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It was early fall, and Donald J. Trump, behind in the polls, seemed to be preparing a rationale in case a winner like him somehow managed to lose.
Discussion: @lelindstrom, @jbouie and @kagrox
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
After being criticised by Trump on Twitter, Vanity Fair gained 80K subscribers; Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter says 2016 may have been the magazine's best year  —  A month has passed since Donald Trump gave Vanity Fair the social-media equivalent of a middle finger by firing off a tweet about its …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell says clients spent $90M, three times the WPP forecast, on Snapchat last year  —  Clients of WPP, the world's largest advertising firm, spent $90 million on Snapchat last year, helping the ephemeral messaging app to become a threat to Facebook, chief executive Martin Sorrell told CNBC on Tuesday.
Discussion: The Drum, Media Star and Fortune
 
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
The New York Times appoints David Perpich, a senior executive at the paper who helped establish its paywall, president and general manager of The Wirecutter
Discussion: @benfrench
Jonno Revanche / The Guardian:
In an age of clickbait and online surveillance, the tactile experience of reading zines has gained a subversive appeal
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
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