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6:25 AM ET, January 27, 2018

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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Tronc refuses to answer staff questions about Los Angeles Times Network LLC, its new content creation, distribution, and syndication entity and associated hires  —  And why is the Tronc newspaper treating its own newsroom as a group not to be trusted?  —  All of the furor consuming …
Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Jemele Hill, the ESPN anchor called out by Trump in a tweet after she called him a white supremacist, is leaving SportsCenter to join The Undefeated  —  ESPN's SportsCenter will need a new co-host as Jemele Hill is expected to leave the show for a position with The Undefeated.
Nick Fernandez / Media Matters for America:
In June 2017, Hannity and guests called on Robert Mueller to resign, recuse himself, or be fired 39 times, claimed Mueller had a conflict of interest 102 times  —  The New York Times reported that in June 2017, President Donald Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, on Facebook's News Feed changes and lack of revenue sharing, BuzzFeed's revenue miss in 2017, and more  —  Photo courtesy BuzzFeed.  —  BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti is the kind of guy who never sees the cloud, only the silver lining, no matter how dark things get.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Google is testing Bulletin, an app for allowing local users to submit stories about their communities, as a limited pilot in Nashville, TN and Oakland, CA  —  Google appears to be testing a new tool for people to report and publish local news stories, called Bulletin.
Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, gives four organizations focused on diversity in journalism $250K each, to offer student scholarships  —  By Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships  —  The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to supporting the next generation of journalists.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
European Data Journalism Network has 15 partners who produce data-driven stories translated into six languages and distributed free to partner, non-partner orgs  —  Data-driven news stories produced by members of the European Data Journalism Network are translated into English, French …
Reuters:
China's Bytedance partners with BuzzFeed to distribute its content on Toutiao, though how Toutiao will select content not subject to censorship is unclear  —  BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese news portal has signed a deal with U.S. online media company BuzzFeed to distribute …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Sixth Tone and Quartz
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Bay Area local news site Hoodline launches an automated wire service that packages data and editorial content for local newsrooms in smaller markets nationwide  —  Local news is kind of a mess.  While the global platforms have been exploding, making it easier to follow events at a world wide level, local news sources have atrophied.
Discussion: Hoodline Insider
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Fox News' dismissal of New York Times' scoop on Trump's attempt to fire Mueller illustrates the growing distance between Fox and the rest of the media  —  For a moment last night, the winter chill was replaced with memories of May.  The New York Times's was responsible for the time warp …
Discussion: Politico, The Independent and @jray05
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Emails show Texas Monthly had a deal with Bumble, for app to pay for social media promotion of Texas Monthly cover story featuring Bumble's founder  —  The skyline of Austin, Texas, where Texas Monthly is headquartered.  Photo by KBaucherel via Pixabay  —  It's no secret that all media outlets-print …
 
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook will allow fans of game streamers to tip creators a minimum of $3 as part of its new gaming creator pilot program
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bloomberg says its Twitter video channel, TicToc, now has 750K daily viewers, 1M daily views, and 119K followers, with half of the audience outside the US
Scott Hilton / Walmart:
Walmart to start selling ebooks, audiobooks, and ereaders powered by Rakuten's digital book arm, Kobo, as part of Walmart-Rakuten alliance
Reuters:
Sources: Chinese live-video streaming startup Kuaishou is close to raising $1B led by Tencent at an ~$18B valuation and plans to IPO in the second half of 2018
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HuffPost:
Sources: Alexander “Doc” Jones, managing editor of Sunday edition of New York Daily News, was escorted out of newsroom amid investigation for alleged harassment
Mattie Kahn / ELLE:
Meager TV coverage of women's marches highlights imbalance as journalists fail to contextualize and investigate the movement as they have for Trump voters