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2:10 PM ET, January 21, 2017

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Liz Spayd / New York Times:
NYT was too timid in posting stories on Trump-Russia ties pre-election, with FBI discouraging publication and with stories posted only after government action  —  LATE fall was a frantic period for New York Times reporters covering the country's secretive national security apparatus.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet rips “fairly ridiculous conclusion” in NYT public editor's column on the paper's coverage of Trump and Russia  —  Executive editors at the New York Times routinely differ with the public editors who deliver less-than-flattering judgments on the work of their colleagues.
Discussion: New York Times, Axios and Mother Jones
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Interior Department reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown following inauguration … The Interior Department re-activated its official Twitter accounts early Saturday after an abrupt shutdown following two shares of tweets that were unsympathetic to President Trump during his inauguration.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter launches archive of Vine videos containing all posts from 2013 through 2017, with a creator spotlight section and Vines grouped by genre and year  —  Twitter just can't seem to let go of Vine.  The company announced last fall it would close the video-sharing community site …
Discussion: Medium, Mashable, Engadget and AppleInsider
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Despite Trump's battles with the press, he has always received glowing coverage from the tabloids, which have spread falsehoods about his opponents  —  Donald Trump's relationship with the reporters who cover him has often been testy.  But not all the news coverage of the president-elect has been contentious or critical of late.
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with Jason Ropell, who leads Amazon's film efforts, about Sundance Film Festival buying plans, bidding wars, Apple's possible entry into film, more  —  Jason Ropell also opens up about 'Manchester by the Sea's' success, the challenge in releasing original films and how the executive team makes decisions.
Discussion: Fortune
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: AT&T gained 200K+ paying video subscribers in Q4, “entirely driven by DirecTV Now”; DirecTV Now launched on November 30  —  Telco also discloses $1 billion charge in quarter related to pension and postemployment benefit plans  —  AT&T added more than 200,000 …
Politico:
Sources: President Trump will tap GOP commissioner Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of net neutrality, to lead the FCC  —  President Donald Trump will tap Ajit Pai as his pick to lead the FCC in the new administration, elevating the sitting GOP commissioner to the top spot overseeing …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube says it found an error that inflated lifetime view counts on channels on 21 days in past 6 months, will issue a patch in the next few days  —  YouTube said that it has discovered an error in how it tabulates lifetime view counts on channels — a bug that may have inflated total video views to date.
Discussion: support.google.com and Tubefilter
Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Norwegian newspaper: Tidal publicly claimed 3M members in March 2016, but paid music labels for just 850K subscribers a month later  —  How many subscribers does TIDAL really have?  A new study is now accusing the Jay Z-owned service of completely fabricating their numbers.  And not by a little bit.
Columbia Journalism Review:
How newsrooms are gearing up to cover the Trump presidency and why media is entering one of its most challenging periods of the past century  —  Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, on March 1, 2016.  (Ty Wright / Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed:
David Brock's True Blue Media, billed as the left's answer to Breitbart, hires watchdog investigative reporter David Sirota as its new CEO  —  WASHINGTON — True Blue Media, pitching itself as the left's answer to Breitbart, has picked an investigative reporter critical of Republicans and Wall Street Democrats alike as its new CEO.
 
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James Warren / Poynter:
Fake news likely did not sway the election, according to a new study by Stanford and NYU academics
Corinne Grinapol / FishbowlDC:
Ozy Media launching year-long project, States of the Nation, with politics reporter Nick Fouriezos spending a week reporting in every state, starting January 22
Discussion: @neil_s_parmar
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Since Meryl Streep's plug at the Golden Globes, the Committee to Protect Journalists has received $300K from about 2K individual donors
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Exit interview with outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality, privacy, cybersecurity, zero-rating, closed captioning, and more
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fusion TV launches Fusion Fights, a cross-platform project elevating social justice issues that impact young and diverse communities overlooked by the press