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4:00 PM ET, January 1, 2018

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Cara Buckley / New York Times:
Network of 300 prominent Hollywood women, including Shonda Rhimes, launch initiative to tackle sexual harassment in Hollywood and blue collar workplaces  —  Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT's Baquet responds to criticism over 2016 story that said the FBI saw no clear link between Trump and Russia, saying they would cast story differently now  —  It was a week before the 2016 presidential election that the New York Times wrote this headline: “Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia.”
Ben Kentish / The Independent:
Iran blocks access to Instagram and Telegram apps amid anti-government protests  —  Authorities respond after demonstrations leave at least two dead  —  Live: New Year's Eve celebrations kick off around the world  —  Coutinho move from Liverpool to Barca accidentally confirmed by Nike
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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Telegram, citing ToS, suspends public channel that incited violent anti-government protests in Iran; Telegram is a major platform with ~40M users in Iran  —  “There are lines one shouldn't cross,” says the CEO of the popular messaging app.  —  The executives of Telegram …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed News' Media Editor Craig Silverman helped popularize the term “fake news” and watched as it became politicized by Trump and the alt right  —  After a yearlong battle for its meaning and ownership, “fake news” is now both an empty slogan and a deeply troubling warning sign.
Megan Specia / New York Times:
Facebook says it removed Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts due to US sanctions, prompting questions on why others, like Venezuela's Maduro, are still active  —  The strongman leader of the Chechen Republic has long been a prolific social media user, filling his accounts with photos …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Snap blocked public snaps from area around its New Years Eve party in LA, reported to have cost $4M, but some posted to Instagram, including performer Drake  —  Snap marked the end of its first year as a public company with a huge New Year's Eve party for its employees and other guests.
Discussion: Business Insider
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
As the fourth-largest US bookstore chain, Book World, closes and Barnes & Noble remains the top chain, Amazon is set to take the No. 4 spot by number of outlets  —  APPLETON, Wis. — This fall, at a moment when retailers traditionally look forward to reaping holiday profits …
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
A look at good explanatory Twitter threads for journalism, based on interviews with Byard Duncan of Reveal and Eric Umansky and Terry Parris Jr. of ProPublica  —  Throughout the year, I've been collecting tweetstorms from journalists and news organizations explaining how they do what they do.
Discussion: @mkramer
 
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James Warren / Poynter:
Jeff Kittay, creator of the academic journal Lingua Franca, has launched a new site covering the food industry, called the New Food Economy
Lara Hamdan / St. Louis Public Radio:
Interview with 16-year-old Gabe Fleisher, who has grown his nonpartisan political newsletter Wake Up to Politics to 48K subscribers
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge:
Niche online communities and media grew in 2017, through Patreon, TinyLetter, “finstagrams”, and more as people looked for alternatives to Facebook and Twitter
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Amid shortages of paper blamed on Maduro and a dearth of ads, 24 Venezuelan newspapers stopped printing since 2013; 10 shut down altogether, 14 publish online
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Startups aim to provide an alternative route to internet access via VPNs and mesh networks, amid net neutrality repeal, but their approaches are as yet unproven
Alana Hope Levinson / MEL Magazine:
Staffers at Mel, a men's magazine funded by Dollar Shave Club, grapple with how to respond to the #metoo movement
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
How The New York Times' interview with Trump happened, with the help of a lunch invitation from Christopher Ruddy, Trump's longtime confidant and CEO of Newsmax
Financial Times:
Sources: investor Todd Boehly working to merge Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Group with Dick Clark Productions and Media Rights Capital, maker of House of Cards