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    Morning Mediawire: Pulitzer Day, Comey's OMG, April Ryan's award

    What journalism can do: A day to celebrate the power of a watchdog

    Here at Poynter, today is our Super Bowl, the day when journalism nerds nationwide flock to our site in anticipation of the 3 p.m. (eastern) awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and the arts. New Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy says this year's winners will show the strength of American journalism during increased physical attacks, business challenges and a barrage of presidential criticism.

    Just so that you’re prepared, we’ve got this.

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    Morning Mediawire: Reporting a 'rumor' — and Comey

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    Doorman’s tale of Trump love child prompts threats, caution, queasiness

    Why did one media company secretly pay out $30,000 for a rumor, which it later quashed, that President Donald Trump fathered a child with an employee? Why has that company gone to such lengths to keep others silent about their associations with Trump?

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    Morning Mediawire: Newspaper’s new podcast tops iTunes charts

    How South Florida's Sun Sentinel created 'Felonious Florida'

    One day, two veteran news editors in South Florida spent their lunchtime talking about their favorite podcasts. True crime stories, like “Serial” and the Cincinnati Enquirer series “Accused,” fascinated Lisa Arthur and Juan Ortega.

    Then, Ortega recounted, Arthur looked at him and said, “If you like them so much, why don’t we just do one?”

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    Morning Mediawire: Can I get a little privacy here?

    Under the microscope, Zuck faces possible regulation, promises changes.

    "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"

    "Um." Mark Zuckerberg paused while he considered the question by Sen. Dick Durbin. "No."

    "If you messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged?" the Illinois Democrat asked him.

    "Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here," Zuckerberg responded.

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    Morning Mediawire: Today is a life-or-death decision

    “If Henry is killed…” Those are the first four words in ProPublica’s harrowing story about a teen locked up in a New Jersey detention center.

    Few sources have more at risk than Henry in getting his story told — of a former MS-13 gang-banger who cracked in Long Island, writing a high school essay about the violent trap he was in, getting the help of a teacher and eventually authorities who promised him a spot in the witness protection program if he turned in fellow gang members.

 
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