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11:50 AM ET, February 1, 2017


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
White House is boycotting CNN; official says they're sending representatives “where it makes sense to promote our agenda”, but ban not permanent  —  Trump administration refuses to put officials on air on the network the president called ‘fake news.’
Ellen Eldridge / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
CNN producer Mohammed Tawfeeq, who was detained in Atlanta airport on Sunday, has filed a federal lawsuit against Trump's immigration order  —  A CNN editor and producer who was detained Sunday at Atlanta's airport has filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's immigration order.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How White House press secretary Sean Spicer continues to target CNN correspondent Jim Acosta and why it matters
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Memo to staff from Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler on covering Trump  —  In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way:  —  The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that's all it's been!) have been memorable for all …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Q&A with Michael Barbaro, host of The Daily, the New York Times' daily podcast with 15-20 minute episodes that launches Wednesday  —  In a bid to build the New York Times into a habit, the Grey Lady is getting increasingly audible.  On Wednesday, the Times will launch its first daily podcast …
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
During a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to drop hints suggesting the company is about to make a big media acquisition  —  There have always been doubts about Apple doing a massive, game-changing acquisition, even though rumors regularly emerge …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is now training its News Feed algorithm to detect authenticity of posts to reduce the promotion of spammy, fake, and sensational stories  —  Facebook is prioritizing “authentic” content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Comparing mainstream coverage of Trump's ban with the right-wing media's, which used overwhelmingly positive headlines  —  President Trump's response Sunday afternoon to criticism of his executive orders on refugees and immigration accused the news media of getting the story wrong.  There was no “Muslim ban.”
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook building video app for Apple TV and other set-top boxes as it ramps up its original programming efforts, competes for ad dollars earmarked for TV  —  Facebook is developing an app for set-top boxes including Apple TV, as a way to bring longer-form video content — and video ads …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
During a panel on Tuesday, WSJ Editor Gerry Baker defended his recent directive to stop using “Muslim majority” to describe countries affected by Trump ban  —  “I am an absolute stickler in all of our coverage for precision in language because, as you say, words are loaded.
Discussion: @jkellyca and Fortune
Todd Spangler / Variety:
The team behind Serial have formed a new production company in association with This American Life, Serial Productions, and announced a new podcast, S-Town  —  The creative team behind hit documentary podcast “Serial” have formed a new production banner in association with public radio's “This American Life.”
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Profile of NBC News' Katy Tur, who was assigned a private security detail while covering Trump after the then candidate singled her out for abuse on Twitter  —  It started in June of 2015, at a small gathering in Bedford, N.H. NBC News had assigned reporter Katy Tur to cover the nascent candidacy …
Discussion: @thefix, @farhip and @jayrosen_nyu
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