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8:55 AM ET, January 17, 2019

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Facebook:
Facebook removed 364 pages and accounts for misrepresenting themselves when they were in fact linked to employees of Sputnik, a Russian-backed news agency  —  Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
New York Times Politics Editor Patrick Healy is using Twitter to give readers an insight into the paper's decision-making process, in an effort to build trust  —  You can guess the kinds of complaints The New York Times gets about its political coverage.  It's too biased, too liberal.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
New York Media announces that David Haskell will succeed Adam Moss as editor-in-chief, starting April 1; Haskell has been editor for business and strategy  —  New York (CNN)David Haskell, currently the editor for business and strategy at New York magazine, will succeed Adam Moss as editor in chief of the illustrious publication.
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Agri Ismal / @a9ri:
A case study of a BBC story about a men's razor ad, and how some media outlets fuel conflict by plucking social media posts from obscure accounts [thread]  —  Oh hi. Let's look at this bullshit article on the BBC website, shall we? First of all it's on the BBC so you're like oh wow it must be a big deal. http://twitter.com/...
Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Study: 30% of Gen Z'ers and 56% of Millennials say they use Facebook to watch the news, while only 27% and 22% respectively use YouTube to watch it  —  Facebook is used the most for news coverage, while YouTube is used for career development and entertainment purposes, according to new study
Discussion: Mobile Marketer and wibbitz
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa will now deliver news briefings to US users in a “newscaster” voice, using tech that adapts Alexa's speaking style to the context of a request  —  Amazon already gave Alexa the ability to whisper, and now it's rolling out another way to change the assistant's speaking style …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Facebook says it will extend its stricter political ad rules to India, Nigeria, Ukraine, and the EU ahead of upcoming elections in the next few months  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools …
Shira Springer / Nieman Reports:
Research shows women's sports in the US receive only 4% of all sports media coverage, perpetuating the biased belief that fans don't care about women's sports  —  Women's sports in the U.S. receive only 4 percent of sports media coverage.  Why it's time for that to change  —  ARTICLE BY
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Mic.com has begun quietly publishing again, with articles from two new writers, just weeks after laying off its entire staff and selling itself to Bustle  —  Relaunch is an “appalling but not surprising move,” NewsGuild of New York tells TheWrap  —  Mic.com has begun quietly publishing again …
Washington Post:
Fake editions of the Washington Post that claimed Trump was leaving office were handed out Wednesday morning around Washington DC  —  Fake editions of The Washington Post claiming that President Trump was leaving office were handed out Wednesday morning at multiple locations in Washington, D.C.
Sports Illustrated:
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is moving from February to May for the first time since it was launched in 1964  —  For the first time ever, this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will come out in May, instead of February.  —  Get ready for the hottest kickoff to summer EVER.
 
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Kevin Hardy / Des Moines Register:
Meredith's executive chairman and former CEO, Steve Lacy, will retire in March but remain chairman of the board in a non-executive capacity
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
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Laura Wagner / Splinter:
A look at the staff hired at the new Gawker, and those who are rumored to have been approached for jobs
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
UK newspapers are stockpiling newsprint and ink in case the country exits the EU in March without a deal
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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
NYT SVP for global advertising says the publisher has not seen ad revenues drop after blocking all open-exchange ad buying on its European pages after GDPR
Rachel Yang / Variety:
Roku says it is removing two Infowars channels on its platform after criticism from users and a rebuke from some Sandy Hook families
Daniel Reynolds / Advocate:
Memo: Grindr lays off the editorial and social teams of Into, its online LGBTQ magazine launched in August 2017, because the company wants to refocus on video