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1:00 PM ET, February 6, 2017


 Top News: 
Kristen Mascia / Cosmopolitan:
Despite claiming that she'd misspoken when referring to the “Bowling Green Massacre” on MSNBC, Kellyanne Conway also referred to it in an interview on Jan 29  —  Conway used the same wording in a conversation with on Jan. 29.  —  Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter …
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 …
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 …
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
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Michael Luo, who joined The New Yorker as investigative editor in October, has been named editor of the magazine's website  —  Just a few months after joining The New Yorker, Michael Luo is moving up at the magazine.  —  Luo, who was hired as The New Yorker's investigative editor in October …
Discussion: @beckpeterson and @natalieraabe
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
How Julia Hahn, a 25-year-old Breitbart reporter from Beverly Hills, became a special assistant to President Trump  —  How Julia Hahn got from the University of Chicago to Breitbart to the White House.  —  There's an old saw about Washington, D.C., that staffers in their twenties …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Gizmodo Media Group CEO Raju Narisetti, on layoffs at Fusion, the future of Gawker, and potential expansion into TV  —  “Think of all these sites as the digital, non-linear television arm of Univision.”  —  What exactly is Fusion? is a question many asked when the Univision …
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.
Valentina Zarya / Fortune:
Snap Inc.'s only female board member, Hearst's Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles, makes far less than her male colleagues  —  Ahead of its IPO, the business community learned a lot about Snapchat, the famously secretive social media darling—including how white and male its board of directors is.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
In an episode of live storytelling podcast The Moth, Jonah Lehrer discusses his downfall, which began after serial fabrications were found in his work  —  Jonah Lehrer was about to go on stage before 1,000 people in the summer of 2012 when he got the news: Another writer just discovered …
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 …
Discussion: @lights_michael and @pressfreedom
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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
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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
Discussion: @samrat