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10:40 AM ET, January 30, 2017

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
A look at Sean Spicer's first week on the job and feedback he's received, including Trump's distaste of his suit size, comments from Bannon and GOP strategists  —  WASHINGTON — In his first, rocky week as President Trump's press secretary, Sean M. Spicer was scolded by his boss …
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Joe Tidy / Sky News:
The UK government's Culture, Media and Sport Committee launches an inquiry into fake news; its chairman says social networks must take responsibility  —  Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told Sky News.
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Samantha Bee is hosting a counter-event to the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner, called “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner”  —  The annual custom of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner suddenly seems uncomfortable if not untenable …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Despite erosion of trust, Pew research shows people still appreciate media's watchdog role and want journalists to call out lies  —  Journalism, according to the renowned media scholar and historian Sean Hannity, is dead.  —  Of course, the Fox News host and Donald Trump disciple …
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
Conservative media personalities like Infowars' Alex Jones, once on the fringes of American politics, are rising to prominence in the Trump era  —  On Tuesday, Roger Stone went on the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars show and claimed that he had been the victim of an assassination attempt via polonium poisoning.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
Posts on Facebook from ultraconservative websites like Breitbart News and Infowars stoke anxiety about Muslim refugees  —  Type the word refugees into Facebook and some alarming “news” will appear about a refugee rape crisis, a refugee flesh-eating disease epidemic and a refugee-related risk …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
An anonymous junior reporter who's worked at Gannett and Tronc discusses life in the daily newspaper trenches  —  Newspapers have struggled more than any print media in finding a sustainable digital media model.  For the latest in our anonymous Confessions series, we talked …
Discussion: @bzelizer, @david_hicks and @digiday
Jamie Grierson / The Guardian:
London Evening Standard Editor Sarah Sands named editor of BBC Radio 4's Today programme  —  London Evening Standard editor is to replace Jamie Angus at helm of flagship news and current affairs programme  —  Sarah Sands, editor of the London Evening Standard, is to join the BBC as editor of Today …
Tamar Wilner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Texas Senate cites ‘decorum’ to increase distance between legislators, reporters  —  REPORTERS IN TEXAS have long enjoyed an unusual level of access to their state legislators.  But when the legislative session started earlier this month, they became the latest statehouse journalists to find …
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists arrested in DC inauguration protests have law on their side … Or, if you're a journalist, you get arrested simply for gathering news at protests.  —  At least six journalists have been charged with felony rioting, as The Guardian first reported, after their arrests Friday at Trump's inaugural parade.
Discussion: DCist and @augensteinwtop
 
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