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6:20 AM ET, February 15, 2017


 Top News: 
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Fox News, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller focus on the problem of leaks to reporters in their Flynn resignation coverage  —  While most news outlets gave wall-to-wall coverage of the resignation of his national security adviser on Tuesday, President Donald Trump tried to draw attention to the “real story.”
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media should rethink the value of giving time on political TV shows to people like Stephen Miller, who tell brash falsehoods  —  Strange, isn't it, that it was a lie that supposedly caused Gen. Michael Flynn to be fired?  His false assurances to Vice President Pence about pre-election conversations …
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
In a story on national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation, the New York Times quoted from a fake Twitter account purporting to be Flynn  —  The New York Times fell victim early Tuesday morning to a fake Twitter account purporting to belong to recently resigned national security …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook announces free app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV, launching “soon”  —  The new app will let users kick back and watch Facebook videos from the couch.  —  Facebook is coming to your television.  —  The social network on Tuesday announced a new app …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
In an abrupt organizational shake-up, Newsweek EIC Jim Impoco is leaving and will be replaced by Matt McAllester, who will have a new title of global EIC  —  Jim Impoco, the editor in chief of Newsweek for the past three-and-a-half years, is leaving the magazine in an abrupt shakeup announced to employees Tuesday morning.
Discussion: Adweek, @nycjim and @grahamdavida
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
In a four-part tweeted apology, New York Times feature writer Jacob Bernstein apologized for a slur he made about First Lady Melania Trump at a party  —  Jacob Bernstein says he “made a stupid remark about the first lady”  —  The New York Times reporter who called Melania Trump a “hooker” …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
N.Y. Times reprimands reporter for sharing ‘unfounded rumor’ about Melania Trump
Associated Press:
A radio producer and an announcer were fatally shot in the Dominican Republic amid a Facebook Live broadcast, which was cut off  —  A radio producer and an announcer have been fatally shot in the Dominican Republic while one of them was reading the news during a live transmission on Facebook.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Noah Oppenheim named president of NBC News, replacing Deborah Turness, now president of NBC News International; NBC News takes 25% stake in Euronews  —  NBC News will announce a significant reorganization of its leadership ranks, along with a major investment in a European TV network, a person briefed on the changes said Tuesday.
Dan Frommer / Recode:
Senior Editor Felix Salmon lists mistakes Fusion has made, including initial focus on Hispanic millennials, FL location, confidence in video “synergies”, more  —  Don't let TV people build your website.  “Obviously.”  —  Fusion Senior Editor Felix Salmon says he carries business cards …
Discussion: @kylenw, @thetomasrios and @wblau
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Since early last year, Edward Snowden has been quietly serving as President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, working on security tools for journalists  —  WHEN EDWARD SNOWDEN leaked the biggest collection of classified National Security Agency documents in history …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed is co-producing TV content with NBCUniversal, including a crime investigation docu-series; a source says BuzzFeed is eyeing a 2018 IPO  —  BuzzFeed and NBCUniversal are unveiling new original series under development, the companies' first joint television productions since the formation of their partnership.
Discussion: Fortune, @katiejmbaker and @buzzfeedben
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
White House grants press credentials to Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump publication known for spreading false rumors