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11:25 PM ET, January 23, 2018


 Top News: 
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook's survey to rank trust of publications asks two questions: “Do you recognize the following websites” and “How much do you trust each of these domains?”  —  Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users deemed “trustworthy” in an upcoming survey.
Tim Carmody / Adweek:
Facebook's News Feed changes make sense amid the findings of Edelman's Trust Barometer, which shows plummeting trust in US media driven by mistrust of platforms  —  Public statements and Edelman study reveal lack of trust in social media  —  Trust is a tricky thing.  Do you trust that someone is telling you the truth?
Samidh Chakrabarti / Facebook:
Facebook says social media has mixed effect on democracies: it gives many a voice but paves way for false news, foreign interference, echo chambers, harassment
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Report: a 19-year-old Michigan man has been arrested after threatening to kill CNN employees, telling an operator: “Fake news, I'm coming to gun you all down”  —  A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill CNN employees, WGCL-TV reported Monday.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tronc is in talks to syndicate some political coverage from Axios; it's unclear what the deal would mean for Tronc's DC bureau of about 16 journalists  —  Newspaper owner Tronc Inc. TRNC -0.14% is in talks with the news startup Axios to syndicate its coverage in the Los Angeles Times, people familiar with the discussions say.
Twitter COO Anthony Noto has resigned to become SoFi CEO, starting March 1  —  Noto joined Twitter in 2014 after a career on Wall Street  —  SoFi has been searching for a new leader since September  —  Twitter Inc. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto has resigned to accept the role …
MPR News:
As Garrison Keillor and MPR finalize severance negotiations, staff interviews show troubling incidents and relationships, and a star heedless of power dynamics  —  When Minnesota Public Radio abruptly severed ties with Garrison Keillor in November, the sole explanation offered by the company was …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Tegna says it will broaden its OTT local/regional ad network via an investment in Tubi TV, an ad-supported streaming service with 7,500+ movies and TV series  —  Says it will help to expand its OTT ad network  —  Tegna said it will broaden its OTT local/regional-focused ad network through a …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Chernin Group invests $15M more in Barstool Sports, source says at ~$100M valuation; Barstool to roughly double staff to 160, start selling subscriptions, more  —  Chernin Group invests additional $15 million in sports website  —  Controversial publisher said to be valued at $100 million
Discussion: Variety, CNBC and Awful Announcing
Tom Huddleston Jr / Fortune:
Netflix gets its first-ever Academy Award nominations for a feature film, Mudbound; Amazon picked up one nomination for The Big Sick's original screenplay  —  Netflix scored its first-ever Academy Award nominations for a feature film on Tuesday morning, as the streaming giant's push to compete …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Funny or Die cuts more jobs in multiple divisions following its 2016 layoffs of about 30% of staff  —  Funny Or Die has laid off an unspecified number of employees across a broad range of divisions within the company, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.  —  CEO Mike Farah announced the job cuts …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook plans global rollout of new privacy center, which puts core privacy settings in one place, in response to EU's GDPR regulations  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough …
Pavlena Todorova / Press Gazette:
UK government says Prime Minister Theresa May will authorize creation of the National Security Communications Unit, a rapid response unit to combat fake news  —  The Prime Minister is to launch a rapid response unit to battle the proliferation of “fake news” online, it has been announced.
Discussion: @rasmus_kleis
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Ruth Eglash / Washington Post:
Female journalists covering Pence at Western Wall had to stand behind men; at Netanyahu's office, a journalist was asked to remove her bra during security check
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Sources: a group bidding for Weinstein Co, led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire it, deal could close in 7-10 days
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google Play now sells audiobooks, includes voice support for Google Assistant, launching in 45 markets and nine languages
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Infowars host Alex Jones has partnered with NYT-bestselling author Neil Strauss to write a book, according to a proposal sent to several publishers
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In a provisional decision, UK regulators say 21st Century Fox's bid to take over Sky would not be in the public interest “due to media plurality concerns”