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12:45 PM ET, January 9, 2017


 Top News: 
Dana Eisenberg / Mediaite:
Meryl Streep at Golden Globes blasts Trump for mocking disabled reporter and calls for support of The Committee to Protect Journalists  —  Meryl Streep was honored with a lifetime achievement award at tonight's Golden Globes, and she used her speech to call out Donald Trump and defend Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The term “fake news” has lost its meaning, now being used as a catch-all insult to peddle agendas, so we should retire it and call a lie a lie and a hoax a hoax  —  When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer's suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing freelance journalist Lauren Duca, after Duca tweeted screenshots to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  —  Twitter suspended Martin Shkreli's account on Sunday following his trolling of freelance journalist Lauren Duca.
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
About 400 out of 1,000+ organizations contacted by Sleeping Giants' social media campaign have vowed to remove Breitbart News from future digital ad buys  —  One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time.
Max Fisher / New York Times:
How Russian hackers steered Western media coverage with stolen documents and PR efforts via Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks  —  As the dust settles on Russian interference in the United States election, journalists are confronting an aspect that has received less scrutiny than the hacking itself …
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
The Washington Post is creating an eight-person rapid response investigations team to supplement its current investigations unit  —  The Washington Post is creating a rapid-response investigative team that will work closely with all departments in the newsroom, particularly the National staff over the next year or so.
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Obama White House veterans, including Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, launch Crooked Media, with a new podcast called Pod Save America, partly to counter Trump  —  With Donald Trump about to enter the White House, they just don't feel like “keepin' it 1600” anymore.
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
The Onion's studio division signs three-film development deal with Lionsgate and production company Serious Business  —  The satirical media brand is partnering with the studio and production company Serious Business to develop multiple projects.  —  The Onion is looking to get into the movie business.
Jordan Cohen / The New York Times Company:
The New York Times names Ian Fisher as its Jerusalem Bureau Chief  —  Ian Fisher will become The Times's new Jerusalem Bureau Chief.  Read more in this note from Michael Slackman, Jodi Rudoren, and Greg Winter:  —  “There may be no more difficult or important job at The New York Times than that of Jerusalem Bureau Chief.
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Matthew Townsend / Bloomberg:
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Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
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