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1:45 AM ET, January 22, 2017


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds, warning “we're going to hold the press accountable”  —  Sean Spicer: Trump inauguration had largest audience ever  —  “That's what you guys should be writing and covering,” …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump, in CIA visit, attacks media for coverage of his inaugural crowds  —  On his first full day in office, President Trump visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters to express his gratitude for the intelligence community, which he had repeatedly railed against and recently likened to Nazis.
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
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.
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.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Public Broadcasting Funds In Jeopardy As Donald Trump Takes Office  —  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps support over 1,500 stations, calls the reported plan “devastating.”  —  For decades, Republican lawmakers have mounted efforts to end funding for public broadcasting and leveled accusations of liberal bias.
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.
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
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 …
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.
Michael Massing / The Nation:
To understand what's driving Trump's supporters, editors need to create a series of new beats focusing on religion, blue-collar workers, poverty, and more
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Sources: President Trump will tap GOP commissioner Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of net neutrality, to lead the FCC
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
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Business Insider is launching a sub-Saharan version of its site in conjunction with Ringier Africa Digital Publishing on January 23
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Exit interview with outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality, privacy, cybersecurity, zero-rating, closed captioning, and more
Alexandra Ellerbeck / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Q&A with First Amendment attorney James Goodale on press freedom and the challenges facing journalists as the Trump administration prepares to take office