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The Washington Post PR

Washington Post launches the Lily

"The Lily will launch later this year and currently has open positions for a deputy editor, video editor, producer, and designer."

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From headline to photograph, a fake news masterpiece

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A sitdown with CNN's Jeff Zucker

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Politico LOUIS NELSON

Trump accuses NBC News of spreading fake news

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Peter Kafka Recode

Quartz is preparing to launch a subscription business

"Qz.com will remain free. But it’s working on a research product."

CNN Brian Stelter

Donald Trump to sit with Bill O'Reilly for Super Bowl interview

"President-elect Trump will continue at least one of President Obama's traditions: a Super Bowl Sunday interview."

New York Post Claire Atkinson

Verizon mulling acquisition of big cable company

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Twitter Jason Rezaian

It's been a year since Jason Rezaian was freed

"Life is filled w/ milestones but January 17 will always be a special day."

Newsy Noor Tagouri

Muslim women are underrepresented in the media

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Digiday Sahil Patel

Inside the evolution of SportsCenter

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Digiday Lucia Moses

Slate's paying membership jumps 46 percent after the election

"Along with other news organizations, the culture and politics site has had a big boost in subscribers in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Since Election Day, its Slate Plus premium membership service has shot up 46 percent to 26,700 members."

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The site, from Politico founder Jim VandeHei, has been in development for months.

Politico HADAS GOLD

Trump transition team asks CNN to retract story about Tom Price

"In a statement, the Presidential Transition Team said the story 'omitted facts and drew conclusions in an effort to attack' Price, before laying out a series of what it says are facts that 'were available to CNN.'"

In case you missed it

Society of Professional Journalists Lynn Walsh

SPJ, 60 other journalism groups, ask Trump administration for transparency meeting

"The Society of Professional Journalists and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government."

The Washington Post PR

Washington Post launches the Lily

"The Lily will launch later this year and currently has open positions for a deputy editor, video editor, producer, and designer."

The New York Times Scott Shane

From headline to photograph, a fake news masterpiece

This hoaxter earned $1,000 per hour in advertising revenue.

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