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3:20 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  —  One may have hoped that the media would respond to their 2016 failures and resulting lack of credibility by reforming.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
SPJ News:
SPJ, 60 other journalism groups, ask Trump administration for meeting on government access
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Obama emphasizes the importance of a free and adversarial press corps in his final press conference
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.
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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