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12:20 AM ET, January 22, 2018


 Top News: 
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Facebook should explain how it will design surveys ranking trust in news sources, whether media can contest rank, whether user ideologies will be a factor, more  —  Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that Facebook will begin surveying users about which news sources they trust, in an effort to rank publications on “trustworthiness.”
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5%  —  Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity  —  Facebook Inc. FB .57% plans to start ranking news sources …
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / New York Magazine:
Profile of Glenn Greenwald, who is consistently skeptical of Trump-Russia ties and DC power structures, and who now positions himself as a fierce media critic  —  It's 10:45 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.  Glenn Greenwald and I are finishing dinner at a deserted bistro in Ipanema.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Profile of Robyn Tomlin, recently named McClatchy's regional editor overseeing eight newspapers in the Carolinas  —  Robyn Tomlin remembers, all too well, the high school teacher who tried to persuade her to drop out of school.  —  “She basically told me I didn't belong there anymore,” Tomlin said.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Dan Rather, 86, to launch a weekly half-hour show, The News With Dan Rather, with The Young Turks Network starting Monday, aiming to add context to news  —  Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather wasn't too familiar with The Young Turks Network when he took a meeting …
Twitter to email 670K+ US users who interacted with tweets from Russia's Internet Research Agency, found 50K+ Russia-linked bots tweeting election content  —  When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees …
Dave Brooks / Amplify:
A look at Ticketmaster's $110M settlement of a lawsuit by Songkick, after Songkick was acquired by Warner Music Group, according to SEC filing  —  Songkick may have prevailed in its two-year legal battle against Ticketmaster, but it came at a significant cost.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the lives of social media stars' parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on the physical safety of their kids  —  When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I've got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Twitter COO Anthony Noto, who has led Twitter's push into live video, is in talks to become SoFi's new CEO, following Mike Cagney's departure  —  SoFi has been looking for a permanent CEO since Mike Cagney resigned in September  —  Anthony Noto, a top Twitter Inc. TWTR -1.58% executive …
Howard Polskin / MediaShift:
In December had 312.7M global visits, Breitbart had 81M; 22% of Infowars' audience comes from overseas according to SimilarWeb and  —  Beginning every morning, I aggregate opinion and reporting from more than a dozen right-leaning websites for my website TheRighting and its companion newsletter.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix's new docuseries lineup includes a Vox explainer show and Flint Town, an eight-part series exploring the aftermath of Flint, Michigan's water crisis  —  Anonymous Content-produced ‘Flint Town’ will take a look at the water crisis in the Michigan community, while the untitled series …
Discussion: @tcarmody
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Tech journalist Joshua Fruhlinger and fintech company Thinknum launch Thinknum Media, which will produce public-facing stories using Thinknum's data  —  Fintech company Thinknum has lots of interesting data to sell access to.  Now it wants to build public-facing stories out of it.
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Eric Johnson / Recode:
NYU professor Jay Rosen says interviewing the president no longer has any value: “It doesn't necessarily mean anything about his policies”
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
At Slate, podcasting has gone from zero to 25% of its revenue since 2014; Slate could become “a podcast publisher with a significant written web engine”
Sarah Rabil / Wall Street Journal:
Ross Levinsohn, publisher and CEO of LA Times, to take an unpaid leave of absence as Tronc hires outside law firm to investigate allegations of misconduct
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Google suspends Reviewed Claims fact-checking feature after criticism from conservative news outlets over erroneous link debunking a Daily Caller story
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
Los Angeles Times employees vote 248 to 44 in favor of joining NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America union