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11:00 AM ET, February 6, 2017


 Top News: 
Kremlin demands apology from Fox News after host Bill O'Reilly calls President Vladimir Putin a killer, during interview with Donald Trump  —  The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel's presenters …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Vox Media names Trei Brundrett, architect of its Chorus CMS, as its first COO as its focus turns to video and native ads with video views in 2016 exceeding 2.5B  —  Trei Brundrett led team that built web publishing platform  —  Owner of the Verge, Recode has beefed up management, board
First Draft News:
First Draft, Facebook, Google, and news organizations including AFP and Le Monde launch verification project CrossCheck, to tackle fake news in France  —  Today, we are proud to announce the launch of CrossCheck with Google News Lab.  CrossCheck is a collaborative journalism verification project …
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
Sources: Philadelphia freelance journalist Emily Guendelsberger identified as the woman who infiltrated and may have secretly recorded a GOP retreat  —  Federal authorities have identified a Philadelphia journalist as the woman who infiltrated and might have secretly recorded a closed-door discussion …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Once merely embarrassing and ridiculous, attending the White House correspondents' dinner is poised to become an act of journalistic self-abasement  —  Once merely embarrassing and ridiculous, the annual White House correspondents' dinner is poised to tip over into journalistic self-abasement.
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Reddit's /r/worldnews community used a series of nudges to push users to fact-check suspicious news  —  “We found a method that can invite a much wider readership into the work of dealing with this problem, and at scale.”  —  To curb the spread of unreliable news, should news organizations …
Discussion: @s_m_i
Alexandra Ellerbeck / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Surveillance of journalists and court orders puts Canada's press freedom at risk  —  On February 6, VICE News reporter Ben Makuch is due to appear in court to appeal an order requesting that he hand over details of his communication with a source.  The hearing comes ahead of a day of action …
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
Trump posted a false news report to his Facebook page Thursday on a Kuwaiti immigration ban that didn't happen, got 68K+ shares, and still hasn't removed it  —  The report claimed that Kuwait had also issued a visa ban on several Muslim-majority countries after President Trump's immigration order.
Discussion: Politicus USA
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Bill Simmons on The Ringer's first year, his canceled HBO show and what ESPN got right  —  “The one thing that's not a problem for us is money.”  —  Last year Bill Simmons launched a media company and a TV show.  —  Now the TV show is gone, cancelled by HBO while its first season was still playing out.
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Tensions over immigration complicate the planning of Super Bowl ads, which now cost an average of $5M for 30 seconds  —  The Super Bowl is a popular destination for commercials showcasing premium water, candy and beer — but politics can make it a difficult forum.
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Suzanne Breen / Belfast Telegraph:
Irish magazine Village has been criticized for publishing a cover photo of Trump with a target on his head, with the question “Why not?” accompanying it
Tim Hume / VICE News:
Germany struggles to fight anti-migrant fake news amid fears it could influence its election
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Iran-focused app developer IranCubator debuts RadiTo, an Android podcast app that evades Iran's censors, giving Iranians and foreign pubs a broadcast platform
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The closure of Canada's Guelph Mercury last year offers a case study of what happens when a mid-sized city loses its last daily newspaper
Franziska Kues / Poynter:
Persecuted at home in Turkey, two journalists launch a website to publish independent journalism about Turkey from the relative safety of Germany
Discussion: @poynter
 Earlier Picks: 
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Olivia Nuzzi on her new role at New York magazine and the antagonism between the Trump administration and the White House press corps
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
The era of “stick to sports” has ended as Trump's election emboldens sportswriters to enter the realm of political advocacy
Discussion: @ringer