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11:55 AM ET, January 8, 2018

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Under political and financial pressure, Breitbart's Steve Bannon issues an apology, tries to reverse statements about Donald Trump Jr. in Michael Wolff's book  —  WASHINGTON — Isolated from his political allies and cut off from his financial patrons, Stephen K. Bannon …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Profile of Michael Wolff, who has been a columnist, media executive, and biographer of Rupert Murdoch, and who is accustomed to angering the Manhattan elite
KHOU-TV:
Father of missing sports journalist Courtney Roland says she has been found unharmed and has been taken to the hospital  —  KHOU 11's Michelle Choi reports from the Galleria area on the disappearance of Courtney Roland … BREAKING UPDATE— The father of Courtney Roland says she has been found safe …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie resigns over gender pay gap, accuses managers of breaking equality law, says she'll return to BBC TV newsroom  —  In an explosive letter addressed to licence fee payers, which was leaked to BuzzFeed News, Carrie Gracie claimed the BBC was “breaking equality law”.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Samantha Barry is named editor of Glamour, becoming the first person with an exclusively digital and television background to lead a Conde Nast magazine  —  When Samantha Barry was growing up in Ireland, she and her family would gather around the television to watch the 6 o'clock news.
David McKie / The Guardian:
Peter Preston, Guardian editor from 1975 to 1995, dies aged 79  —  Guardian editor who during 20 years in the role played a decisive part in shaping the paper's future  —  Peter Preston, editor of this newspaper for almost 20 years from 1975 - then the longest service of any editor since CP Scott …
John Koblin / New York Times:
FX: at least 487 original TV programs aired in 2017, up from 455 in 2016 and 288 in 2012, fuelled by Netflix airing 117 shows in 2017, up from 24 in 2013  —  PASADENA, Calif. — Too many TV shows to choose from?  —  You're not alone.  —  At least 487 original scripted programs aired in 2017 …
Stefania D'Ignoti / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Jordan-based podcast network Sowt, which produces and curates original Arabic-language content on social issues like religion and gender taboos  —  The podcast network Sowt, which both produces and curates podcasts for a Middle East audience, avoids “just translating and adapting U.S. products” …
Discussion: Variety
Roger McNamee / Washington Monthly:
Facebook and Google's influence on the US election and Brexit calls for regulations for more transparency, letting users own their data and social graphs, more  —  An early investor explains why the social media platform's business model is such a threat—and what to do about it.
Jesse Abdenour / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: news stations in competitive markets are more likely to produce investigative stories, and high quality investigations appear to raise ratings  —  A silhouette of a man sits in a stark television studio.  Exposed wires snake their way up bare plywood walls.  The man's face has been blacked out.
Variety:
Facebook has signed a multi-year, multi-territory licensing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing  —  Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook on Monday announced the signing of a licensing agreement.  —  The multi-territory, multi-year deal is the first between the world's largest publishing company …
Discussion: @whatthebit
 
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said a source close to Trump claimed he has early onset dementia, but the Washington Post removed the quote from his column twice
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
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Reuters:
The Indian government named a reporter in a criminal complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in the Aadhaar federal identity database
Broadway World:
At the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced it is awarding two grants of $1M each to the ICIJ and Committee to Protect Journalists
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Guardian
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