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11:10 AM ET, December 11, 2017

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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.”
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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 …
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 …
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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.
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 …
Martha Bebinger / WBUR:
The allegations made against On Point host Tom Ashbrook include claims of unwanted touching, sexual talk, and bullying younger female and male colleagues  —  Play  —  Tirades directed at young women in the studio.  Name calling and belittling critiques of show ideas during meetings.
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Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Gawker employees have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500K to purchase the blog out of bankruptcy and relaunch it  —  If successful, relaunched Gawker.com would be funded by readers, operated through a nonprofit foundation  —  Former employees of Gawker.com's defunct publisher …
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  —  FOR TWO YEARS starting in 2009, Anne Galloway worked 80 to 90 hours a week reporting on the Vermont legislature, without pay …
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 …
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 …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre received an overall pay package of £2.3M this year, boosted by performance-linked shares, up from £1.5M in 2016  —  Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre received a pay package worth £2.3m this year, up from £1.5m on the year before, thanks in part to the success of Mail Online.
 
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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
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
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
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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
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