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2:00 PM ET, February 12, 2017

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Prince's Warner Music catalog returning Sunday to subscription-streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Napster, and iHeartRadio  —  Songs of late music legend Prince will again be available on multiple streaming-music services on Sunday, in releases timed for the 59th Grammy Awards.
Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
How Megyn Kelly softened her stridently conservative views to land a job at NBC, where she won't be allowed to stir up outrage as she did on Fox  —  fox news was founded in 1996, when the entertainment impresario and conservative political consultant Roger Ailes acted on a pair of insights …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal is closing the loophole that let readers get articles for free through Google  —  The Wall Street Journal continues to tighten up its paywall as it strives to hit 3 million subscribers to the Journal and other Dow Jones products.
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Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
As readers turn to subscription-based services for quality journalism, traditional pubs need to focus on customer service if they want to compete with tech  —  Several forces are pushing value-added news toward subscription-based models.  Seizing the opportunity will require major changes—such as developing a strong customer culture.
New York Times:
Sub-Saharan African nations like Cameroon, Gambia, and the Republic of Congo increasingly use internet blackouts to stem protests  —  DAKAR, Senegal — Julius Ikena's trade business is at a standstill because he cannot make electronic payments to his partners.
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at The New York Times' push into Australia, a media market recently entered by foreign news orgs including BuzzFeed, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail  —  Kings Canyon, Australia (Ueli Fahrni / Wikipedia)  —  After posting a link to the news last month that he will be heading …
Discussion: New York Times
Allister Heath / Telegraph:
Tim Cook says fake news is “killing people's minds”, calls for a PSA campaign, school education, and new tools from tech companies to battle it  —  Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, is calling for governments to launch a public information campaign to fight the scourge of fake news, which is “killing people's minds”.
Discussion: CNNMoney, The Hill, CNET and Quartz
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Quora to clamp down on anonymity starting March 20, will review all anonymous content before it's published, restrict actions like upvoting, comments, more  —  Quora, a crowdsourced Q&A site that's generally smarter than Yahoo Answers, is making a big change to how anonymity works on its service.
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.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Bleacher Report lays off about 50, most of them junior editors that managed contributor content, commits to video and college football coverage  —  Bleacher Report is finally washing its hands of the amateur contributor business the company originally made its name on.
Discussion: Politico, @themediaisdying and Adweek
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at parachute journalism, and how placing journalists across the US may combat distrust of media  —  Freelance journalist Abigail Edge was at an Online News Association conference in Los Angeles in 2015 and found herself chatting with the head of a prominent national trade publishing association.
Discussion: @marcusgilmer
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.
 
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Profile of Keith Olbermann, whose new GQ political web series, The Resistance, has been getting more than 2M views per episode
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