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6:05 PM ET, January 2, 2018

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Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
The culture of vlogging, for Logan Paul with 15M+ subscribers and others, emphasizes that the only wrong decision is turning the camera off  —  Logan Paul, one of YouTube's biggest stars, treated a video he uploaded over the weekend as the equivalent of a TV sitcom's “very special episode.”
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Justin McCurry / The Guardian:
YouTube star Logan Paul has apologized after posting a video of the body of an alleged suicide victim he found in a Japanese forest; the video was removed  —  Outcry after American posts video in which he jokes with friends over apparent suicide victim they came across in forest
Eun Kyung Kim / TODAY.com:
Hoda Kotb is named co-anchor of the Today show, replacing Matt Lauer who was fired  —  Hoda Kotb has been named the co-anchor of TODAY, making her official debut Tuesday just after an announcement by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack.  —  Kotb, 53, will join Savannah Guthrie at the anchor desk during …
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
A study of 2,525 Americans' web browsing histories showed false news accounted for just 1% of Clinton supporters' overall news diets and 6% of Trump supporters'  —  Fake news evolved from seedy internet sideshow to serious electoral threat so quickly that behavioral scientists had little …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Spotify faces another copyright lawsuit, from Wixen Music, representing Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, others; suit suggests up to 21% of Spotify songs are unlicensed  —  Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan, and many others.
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Twitter spokesperson confirms an email that said the account for former sheriff David Clarke was temporarily locked after he tweeted a physical threat to media  —  Clarke plagiarized portions of thesis (May 2017)  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Former Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke …
Julia Ioffe / The Atlantic:
The few US election stories unearthed by journalists in Russia, where government deeply influences media, show the importance of independent press abroad  —  Much of 2017 was consumed with untangling the political mess that was 2016 and Russia's role in it.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook is the official live-streaming partner for the 75th annual Golden Globes red-carpet show, after securing a deal with Dick Clark Productions and HFPA  —  Facebook is the exclusive official live-streaming platform for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards red-carpet show.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
UK government to launch three-year, £60M fund in 2019 for public service broadcasters, which can claim 50% of production costs for children's programming  —  Television companies making children's programming for UK public service broadcasters will be eligible to claim 50 per cent …
Liena Zagare / BKLYNER:
Brooklyn-based local news site Bklyner remains open after 1,745 subscribers sign up; Editor Liena Zagare estimates it will need 3K subscribers to be sustainable  —  The reason you're reading this is because 1,745 of you chose to pay for local news.  So we are going to keep publishing.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Google and Facebook's dominance in digital ads and Netflix and Amazon's massive programming budgets are forcing big media mergers and streaming ventures  —  There's no debating the #MeToo movement was the biggest story in the entertainment industry in 2017.
 
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Emily Steel / New York Times:
Vice Media suspends President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano after NYT story on sex harassment allegations; new HR chief to be hired
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Ex-Current TV President David Bohrman is launching the Political Voices Network, an OTT video service catering to progressive Americans
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Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Vevo says it broke even in 2017, with revenue rising 30% YoY to ~$650M, and expects to be profitable in early 2018
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Groups skeptical of climate change are gaming Google's largely automated ad systems to promote misleading claims that reject established climate science
ProPublica:
Study shows Facebook's hate speech rules are unevenly enforced, with the company agreeing its censors made mistakes on 22 of 49 posts submitted for explanation