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2:30 PM ET, February 1, 2017


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
White House is boycotting CNN; official says they're sending representatives “where it makes sense to promote our agenda”, but ban not permanent  —  Trump administration refuses to put officials on air on the network the president called ‘fake news.’
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
During a White House event honoring Black History month, Trump criticised CNN, said “I don't watch fake news”, then said Fox News had been good to him  —  President Donald Trump paused during a White House event honoring Black History Month Wednesday to take a shot at CNN …
Ellen Eldridge / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
CNN producer Mohammed Tawfeeq, who was detained in Atlanta airport on Sunday, has filed a federal lawsuit against Trump's immigration order  —  A CNN editor and producer who was detained Sunday at Atlanta's airport has filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's immigration order.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How White House press secretary Sean Spicer continues to target CNN correspondent Jim Acosta and why it matters
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Memo to staff from Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler on covering Trump  —  In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way:  —  The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that's all it's been!) have been memorable for all …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Q&A with Michael Barbaro, host of The Daily, the New York Times' daily podcast with 15-20 minute episodes that launches Wednesday  —  In a bid to build the New York Times into a habit, the Grey Lady is getting increasingly audible.  On Wednesday, the Times will launch its first daily podcast …
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
UK surveillance court rules the decision by police to put two journalists, working at a small regional paper, under surveillance was illegal  —  DARLINGTON, England (AP) — British journalist Julia Breen's scoop about racism at her local police force didn't just get her on the front page, it got her put under surveillance.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is now training its News Feed algorithm to detect authenticity of posts to reduce the promotion of spammy, fake, and sensational stories  —  Facebook is prioritizing “authentic” content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine …
Ashifa Kassam / The Guardian:
Fox News deletes tweet about Québec shooter being of Morrocan origin and issues retraction, after complaint from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office  —  Justin Trudeau's aide says US network claim that mosque attack suspect was of Moroccan origin ‘spread misinformation ... and perpetuates fear and division’
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Profile of NBC News' Katy Tur, who was assigned a private security detail while covering Trump after the then candidate singled her out for abuse on Twitter  —  It started in June of 2015, at a small gathering in Bedford, N.H. NBC News had assigned reporter Katy Tur to cover the nascent candidacy …
Discussion: @thefix, @jayrosen_nyu and @farhip
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