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4:10 PM ET, January 9, 2018


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Breitbart News plans to announce today that Steve Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company will announce on Tuesday.  —  Mr. Bannon's departure …
CBS News:
John Dickerson has been named as the new co-anchor of CBS This Morning, alongside Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, replacing Charlie Rose  —  CBS News anchor John Dickerson has been named co-host of “CBS This Morning,” joining Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell on the network's critically acclaimed and award-winning broadcast.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In response to Trump's “fake news” awards, the Committee to Protect Journalists announces the Press Oppressors awards  —  Amid the public discourse of fake news and President Trump's announcement via Twitter about his planned “fake news” awards ceremony, CPJ is recognizing world leaders …
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
On Tuesday, dozens of reporters and editors gathered at event in the Newseum in D.C. to discuss gender inequity and sexual misconduct in newsrooms  —  America's newspapers and magazines have doggedly covered the nation's reckoning with sexual harassment in recent months …
Discussion: @jeffreygoldberg and @adriennelaf
UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission will write to the BBC over unlawful discrimination claims made by ex-China Editor Carrie Gracie  —  The Equality and Human Rights Commission will write to the BBC over claims of unlawful pay discrimination made by former China editor Carrie Gracie.
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:   UK's new Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has criticized the BBC for paying some male employees more than what British ambassadors earn
Sebastian Gorka / The Hill:
Former White House adviser Gorka says he was told to speak to Michael Wolff but declined, reminds ex-colleagues they can record interviews they give to press  —  When I worked in the White House, I was viewed as strange by many of my colleagues on Sean Spicer's press team.
Burlington Free Press:
Gannett fires Burlington Free Press editor after tweets about VT's proposal to add a third gender to driver licenses, saying he violated social media guidelines  —  Denis Finley, editor of the Burlington Free Press, left the company Monday evening.  —  Finley became embroiled …
Sam Burne James / PRWeek:
UK's Virgin Trains says it's stopped stocking the Daily Mail on its onboard shops because it deemed the paper to be “not compatible with our beliefs”  —  Virgin Trains has stopped stocking the Daily Mail in its on-board shops or providing it in first-class carriages …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Ex-Hulu SVP Jenny Wall is joining Brooklyn-based podcast network Gimlet Media as its first chief marketing officer  —  Entertainment-marketing vet Jenny Wall is jumping into the burgeoning world of podcasting.  —  Wall, a former Hulu and Netflix marketing executive, has joined Gimlet Media …
Discussion: Adweek and Fast Company
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Facebook to host fact-checking partners in early February to discuss how to help them be more effective and increase impact
Discussion: PEN America
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google News engineering director says an unintentional tech issue resulted in some sites being delisted over the past few days and is working on a fix
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NBC deletes tweet that appeared to endorse Oprah Winfrey as a 2020 presidential candidate, says it was posted by a third-party agency for NBC Entertainment