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Politico Peter Sterne

Wall Street Journal reshuffles Washington bureau

"The Journal has finalized the line-up for its White House team for when Donald Trump takes office: Jeanne Cummings, Carol Lee, Peter Nicholas, Mike Bender and Damien Paletta."

Nieman Lab Ken Doctor

Seizing the Brexit-Trump moment, the Murdochs bid for Sky

"The news of this morning: 21st Century Fox has offered $14.1 billion for the 61 percent of the company it doesn’t own, a 36 percent premium over its pre-bid price."

Quartz Sona Rai

Here's how business executives get their news

"For news, Twitter is the most popular social platform, especially among media executives."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

Mainstream media puts out the call for pro-Trump columnists

"Wanted: Columnists to say nice things about Donald Trump. Must be able to make cogent arguments in favor of the president-elect’s policies, appointees and statements. Experience preferred but not required."

Politico Ken Doctor

The power of the peacock

"NBC Digital’s Nick Ascheim on his 'coalition of the eager,' 'near news' and reaching 1 billion video starts."

Politico Peter Sterne

BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner from the Tampa Bay Times

"'We chose Anthony because he has done great work on a whole range of topics, of which [the hospital investigation] is merely the most decorated of his stories,' Schoofs said. 'If you look at the range of topics that Anthony has covered, it is astounding.'"

The Huffington Post Michael Calderone

Trump won’t have one of his favorite reporters in the White House

"The Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley will continue covering 'billionaires and CEOs,' though she enjoys nearly unmatched access to the new administration."

Vanity Fair Sarah Ellison

Could Megyn Kelly be wooed away from Fox News?

"Despite an offer of more than $20 million from Fox, Kelly appears to be listening to some surprising suitors."

Robert Feder Robert Feder

Former Tribune publisher Tony Hunter exits tronc

"Tony Hunter, a straight-shooting Chicago guy who rose from circulation manager to publisher of the Chicago Tribune, is leaving the newspaper’s parent company — now known as tronc — at year’s end."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Why Financial Times' newsletters aren't for everyone

"Half its newsletters are available to subscribers only and feature unique content that readers won’t get anywhere else."

The Huffington Post Michael Rosenblum

Right Side Network gets White House press room credentials

"Now to start a TV channel all you need, really, is a smart phone and an idea."

Backchannel John Markoff

I covered tech for the Times for 28 years, and now my time is over

"I’m retiring from the greatest job I ever knew — but I still believe that journalism will thrive."

The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Sick of the news? This is no time to tune out.

"In the era of fake news causing real trouble, and of the news media under fire for sins both justified and exaggerated, the better advice is this: Tune in and stay that way."

The Stranger Heidi Groover

Cuts are coming to the Seattle Times

"In another email sent today, editor Don Shelton told the newsroom "significant staff reductions are necessary" and will be worse than the last round of cuts."

CJR David Uberti

Washington Post fake news story blurs the definition of fake news

"On Wednesday, after two weeks of outcry from progressives and Greenwaldian takedowns at The Intercept and elsewhere, the Post appended a lengthy editor’s note to the story. It leaves much to be desired."

In case you missed it

Politico Peter Sterne

Wall Street Journal reshuffles Washington bureau

"The Journal has finalized the line-up for its White House team for when Donald Trump takes office: Jeanne Cummings, Carol Lee, Peter Nicholas, Mike Bender and Damien Paletta."

Nieman Lab Ken Doctor

Seizing the Brexit-Trump moment, the Murdochs bid for Sky

"The news of this morning: 21st Century Fox has offered $14.1 billion for the 61 percent of the company it doesn’t own, a 36 percent premium over its pre-bid price."

Quartz Sona Rai

Here's how business executives get their news

"For news, Twitter is the most popular social platform, especially among media executives."

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