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January 10, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Donors Flock to Journalism Group After Streep Speech

Golden Globes Mention Brings Windfall for Journalism Nonprofit: The Committee to Protect Journalists drew more than $80,000 from 1,000 donors after Meryl Streep, accepting a lifetime-achievement award at the ceremony Sunday, urged viewers to support the organization. The group, which advocates for reporters whose freedom to work is threatened, typically gets a handful of donations on a Sunday night, Poynter.org writes.

Tom Hiddleston Draws Barbs for Golden Globes Charity Comment: NPR weighs what makes an effective celebrity spokesperson following online scorn of the British actor and Unicef ambassador, who said after winning a best actor award for TV series The Night Manager that he was proud the show had brought "relief and entertainment" to aid workers in conflict zones.

Trump Tax-Cut Plans Fuel Worry Among Museum Leaders: Major institutions and art collectors fear the president-elect's proposals to cap itemized deductions and reduce top income-tax rates, limiting tax benefits for major donations of cash and art, would stem the flow of giving that provides one-third of museum budgets, The Art Newspaper writes. Read a Chronicle article on the looming tax overhaul's potential impact on giving this year.

DeVos Fund Opens Up About Billionaire Couple's Giving: The Grand Rapids Press breaks down some of $139 million in lifetime donations by Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and her husband, Amway heir Dick DeVos, whose foundation issued a new online report detailing their contributions for education and other causes.

Opinion: Crackdown in India Puts Nonprofits in Peril: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has stepped up nationalist rhetoric targeting human-rights and environmental groups and zealously used regulations on foreign funding to retaliate against organizations critical of his agenda, Indian journalist Rohini Mohan writes in a New York Times column.