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4:30 PM ET, January 19, 2017


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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Four examples of how Trump coverage is flawed, including a thinly sourced NYT report on Rick Perry and a WaPo headline mocking Sonny Perdue's religion
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
As Trump prepares to take office, an analysis of where journalists went wrong in covering his campaign  —  On Friday at noon, a Category 5 political cyclone that few journalists saw coming will deposit Donald Trump atop the Capitol Building, where he'll be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
The Players' Tribune, co-founded by Derek Jeter in 2014, raises $40M in new round led by IVP, bringing total funding to $58M  —  Derek Jeter just hit another home run—in securing startup financing, that is.  —  The former New York Yankees shortstop co-founded The Players' Tribune …
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Facebook unblocks RT after 20-hour ban from posting articles, photos, and videos, after the publication had allegedly run a pirated stream of Obama's presser  —  In a surprise move, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been banned from posting articles, photos, and videos to Facebook.
Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Cameron Harris, creator of a fake news site, is fired as a Maryland GOP legislative aide after NYT interview reveals his role in bogus anti-Clinton news  —  A Republican legislative aide in Maryland who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging was fired Wednesday.
Pew Research Center:
Fox News was main source of campaign news for 40% of Trump voters, 3% of Clinton's; CNN was most common source for 18% of Clinton voters, 8% of Trump's  —  Fox News was the main source for 40% of Trump voters  —  In the coming days, Americans will follow a single event across a variety of media channels …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Carlos Slim to launch TV channel called Nuestra Visión, “Our Vision” in English, for Mexican audience in US, with news, movies, and sports programming  —  Carlos Slim in 82 Seconds  —  Telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim has announced his intention to launch a channel tailored …
Discussion: Reuters, Fox News and Forbes
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
LA Weekly is up for sale, Voice Media Group announces, as part of a realignment that began when a new ownership group took over four years ago  —  The owners of the LA Weekly announced today that the venerable Los Angeles alt weekly is the chain's next paper to be offered for sale.
EU Press Room:
European Commission says Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple have agreed to end all exclusivity obligations in supply and distribution of audiobooks  —  The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix lures Seinfeld from Crackle for Comedians in Cars, two specials, and more after recently signing deals with Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, and Aziz Ansari  —  The comedian has signed a production deal that also includes a development component as the entire library of ‘Comedians in Cars’ also will move to the streaming giant.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
NYT, WaPo, and BuzzFeed aren't allowing their reporters to attend the Women's March as private citizens, while fashion mags don't see it as a problem  —  Should media organizations let staffers attend the march if they aren't covering it?  —  For many in the media, this election year …
Discussion: @dylanbyers
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Slate's membership service, Slate Plus, has shot up 46% to 26.7K members since the election; new revenue will fund free content including big investigations  —  Trump is turning out to be good business for Slate.  —  Along with other news organizations, the culture and politics site …
Discussion: @digiday and @lmoses
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