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9:35 PM ET, January 30, 2017

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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 …
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
White House Correspondents' dinner going ahead as planned this year, WHCA President Jeff Mason confirms in a statement  —  The ‘Full Frontal’ host will emcee an event the same evening that the annual political party is scheduled to take place.  But given the Trump administration's hostility toward …
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: New York Times and @augensteinwtop
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Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Felony riot charges have been dropped for three more journalists who were arrested at inauguration protests; two cases are still pending  —  Three more journalists who were arrested while covering protests against Donald Trump's inauguration have had felony charges against them dropped by prosecutors.
Discussion: Rewire and DCist
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Huffington Post ratifies its first union contract, which guarantees raises, editorial independence, and enhanced diversity  —  Employees voted nearly unanimously for a contract guaranteeing raises, editorial independence and enhanced diversity.  —  NEW YORK The Huffington Post ratified …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
CNN creates new investigative reporting unit in effort to break more news, with Carl Bernstein and James Steele as advisers  —  CNN is embarking on what it characterizes as a major new initiative in investigative reporting as executives pull together accomplished reporters into a single unit and promise to hire at least a dozen more.
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 …
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.
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Ethan Zuckerman / Deutsche Welle:   News media landscape is changing with the spread of fake news, propaganda, and “disinformatzya,” and these variants must be treated with different techniques
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Cloudflare launches Firebolt tool that can deliver ads as quickly as Google's AMP initiative, will be intergrated under AMP for Ads  —  Ad blockers received a good portion of their momentum from consumers' bad ad experience online, including malvertising and slow-loading ads.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Adweek
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 …
 
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