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10:00 AM ET, December 11, 2017


 Top News: 
Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
Trump calls for Dave Weigel to be fired after WaPo reporter apologized for presenting misleading impression in a tweet about Trump's Florida rally crowd size  —  President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.  He described the arena as “packed to the rafters.”
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Carl Bernstein says he questions whether he and Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate over error in Watergate coverage  —  Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein on Sunday questioned whether he and colleague Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate for a mistake …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon signs five-year deal with the NFL to livestream games to any mobile, web, and connected-TV device across the US  —  Telco gains expanded multiplatform digital rights, loses status as exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for live NFL games  —  Verizon will no longer be the exclusive U.S. mobile carrier …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules  —  WORCESTER, Mass. — Hundreds of protests were staged across the country on Thursday in the latest uproar over a repeal of rules ensuring an open internet.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The “pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations” argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake  —  Long time readers of Techdirt may know (as I've noted several times), that in the mid-2000s when the net neutrality debate …
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Simeon Booker, who covered civil rights and the federal government for Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, dies at age 99  —  The photographs stunned the country: a 14-year-old boy dead in a coffin, his head crushed, an eye gouged, his body disfigured beyond recognition from an agony …
David Westphal / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at some of the largest investigative reporting nonprofits in the US focused on local and state news: VTDigger, inewsource, and others  —  The Vermont Statehouse, where the nonprofit investigative reporting powerhouse VTDigger got its start.  Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez, who was denied asylum by the US, says his name is on a Mexican military “kill list”, remains in ICE custody pending appeal  —  A Mexican journalist who sought asylum in the United States in 2008 was arrested by U.S. immigration agents this week …
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Far-right media soothes Moore voters' cognitive dissonance by providing an alternate version of reality, delegitimizing what's outside their political bubble  —  “I don't think I ever intended to basically say, 'Everything that mainstream news says is not true.'"
Greg Evans / Deadline:
FX has struck a development deal with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the popular Welcome To Night Vale podcast and book series for television  —  EXCLUSIVE: Welcome to Night Vale, the popular, spooky podcast and book series, is heading to television.  FX has struck a development deal …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Many individual creators complain that YouTube's demonetization of offensive content unfairly hit their video channels, severely impacting ad earnings  —  Algorithm flags offensive material but isn't perfect  —  Site says it's working to address YouTubers' concerns
Discussion: @adage and @thejesslyfe
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Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
Hearst Digital, which has been profitable for three years straight, had 95M unique visitors to its sites in October and 15B video views in 2017, up 161% YoY
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Irish lawmakers propose bill criminalizing use of bots to influence politics and the “active promotion” of fake news, with five years jail or fines up to €10K
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
A look at motivations of journalism students at evangelical Christian college Liberty University as the industry faces derision from some on the religious right
 Earlier Picks: 
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
CNN, MSNBC, CBS should identify who fed them blatantly false info about the date of WikiLeaks email or explain how such a mistake has been made in good faith
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Times of London experiments by starting Facebook groups focused on Brexit, books, and movies to facilitate conversation between readers and drive subs
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Profile of Sreya Guha, a senior at a Palo Alto high school, who built Related Fact Checks website and Chrome plugin to help users find existing fact checks