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1:56 PM ET, February 10, 2017

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Political journalists now must do the tedious job of second-grade level fact checking of Trump administration statements  —  Mike Allen of Axios counseled journalists to appreciate these times.  “Enjoy this — soak it in,” said Allen in a chat with Breitbart News.  —  Sorry, but there's not much to enjoy.
Facebook:
Facebook commits to an audit of its ad metrics by the Media Rating Council, the industry's measurement watchdog, following data controversy  —  As a partner to over 4 million advertisers across a wide range of organizations and objectives, we want to provide transparency, choice and accountability.
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Gannett and McClatchy's dismal financial earnings reinforce the growing idea that the current local news revenue model has stalled  —  How deep is the decline in the regional newspaper business?  —  Today, Gannett, the U.S.'s largest newspaper company with 109 local properties …
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Politico:
Times reporter Amy Chozick is taking a book leave to write a “political memoir” about her eight years covering Hillary Clinton for WSJ and NYT  —  By JAKE SHERMAN (sherman@politico.com; @JakeSherman) and ANNA PALMER (anna@politico.com; @apalmerdc) with DANIEL LIPPMAN (daniel@politico.com; @dlippman) 02/10/17 06:58 AM EST
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Profile of Keith Olbermann, whose new GQ political web series, The Resistance, has been getting more than 2M views per episode  —  “If you're going to travel with me, you cannot precisely characterize the area I live in," Keith Olbermann wrote in an email.  “Nothing more detailed than ‘midtown’ …
Stephen Witt / Billboard:
Interview with Jeff Bezos and Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, about the music industry, Echo and Alexa's place in it, more  —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would make almost any list of the world's most powerful people.  In retail, he's clearly on top, and in tech, he's close to it.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Google has warned several prominent journalists, including Jonathan Chait and Julia Ioffe, that state-sponsored hackers are trying to break into their inboxes  —  Google has warned a number of prominent journalists that state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal their passwords and break …
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Bill Keller, editor in chief of The Marshall Project, which is amping up its coverage of immigration and deportation and hiring a Washington reporter  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his false claim that the country's murder rate is the highest it has been in 47 years.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Profile of R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder of The American Spectator and the first conservative editor to embrace Trump  —  It's easy enough to find editors these days who say they saw Donald Trump coming, hard to find ones who are telling the truth about that.  By my estimation perhaps …
David Conn / The Guardian:
Liverpool Football Club bans The Sun from its stadium over the newspaper's notorious coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy when 96 fans were killed  —  Liverpool Football Club have banned the Sun from their Anfield stadium and Melwood training ground over the newspaper's notorious coverage …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Technically Media, a Philadelphia-based company which publishes local tech sites in five Mid-Atlantic markets  —  The company, which publishes tech sites in the Mid-Atlantic, wants to grow beyond its core events revenue model while keeping community at the heart of what it does.
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish says “highly selective” licensing deals for new shows will reinforce the need for pay TV contracts  —  Viacom's new boss reminds the pay TV guys that he likes doing business with the pay TV guys.  —  Do you like watching shows from MTV, Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned networks?
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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Pandora beats with Q4 revenue of $393M, up 17% YoY, vs. $374M expected, predicts Q1 loss of $70-$80M
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Adam Klasfeld / Courthouse News Service:
NFL writer Bart Hubbuch sues Murdoch's New York Post, claiming wrongful termination for his tweet critical of Trump on inauguration day
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Flush with donations, ProPublica is planning to add 15-25 journalists to its newsrooms in New York and Illinois as it reorients itself to cover Trump
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News cements its standing as Trump TV as Kellyanne Conway plugs Ivanka Trump's products without any opposition from Fox & Friends anchors
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Sources: at least two candidates have turned down WH communications director job, a position that has remained vacant since Jason Miller resigned in December
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Twitter reports Q4 revenue of $717M, missing estimates, but beats on earnings as MAUs grew 2M from Q3 2016, reaching 319M