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1:50 AM ET, January 18, 2022


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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
UK Culture Secretary confirms the BBC TV license fee will be frozen at £159 for two years, but says the funding model will be reviewed before December 2027  —  U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the U.K. TV license fee, which is the primary source of income for the BBC …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
FX Research: a record 559 scripted original TV series were released in 2021, up 13% YoY, likely due to 2020 shows being delayed by COVID-19 production shutdowns  —  Peak TV is back.  After a dip in 2020 — the first decline since FX began tallying the number of scripted series every year …
Marie Le Conte / VICE:
A look at Politics For All, a UK news Twitter account started by a teenager in August 2019 and that amassed nearly half a million followers before it was banned  —  Teen admins, shady ads and an origin story that begins with Alex from Glasto - how exactly did PFA get so big, only to disappear so dramatically?
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
A look at the rise of sports breaking news journalists using Twitter, like NFL reporter Adam Schefter, and NBA reporters Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski  —  - NBA reporters Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski are in high demand because of their ferocity with scoops and their huge Twitter followings.
Catherine Porter / New York Times:
Profile of Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and freedom-of-expression advocate, who will become CPJ's new president in April  —  Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and advocate, will become the president of the Committee to Protect Journalists at a time when attacks on the press are at an all-time high.
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
DAZN appoints Shay Segev as sole CEO; James Rushton, DAZN co-founder who was serving as co-CEO, will continue with his existing responsibilities  —  DAZN Group has rejigged its leadership structure, appointing Shay Segev as its sole CEO.  —  Segev joined the sports streamer in June 2021.
Discussion: WORLD SCREEN and Deadline
Use of “officer-involved” and “police-involved” phrases fell in US newspaper stories after George Floyd's murder in May 2020 but started rising again in 2021  —  Following the murder of George Floyd, The Associated Press issued guidance that reporters should not describe instances …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network after its current agreement expires, which a source says is in early April; DirecTV is OANN's largest distributor  —  DirecTV, one of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers, plans to drop One America News Network, dealing a major blow …
Anita Zielina / Nieman Lab:
US journalism outlets are often deeply and blindly US-centric; a truly global outlet would be run from international hubs and have a clear target market  —  2022 started off with some high-profile movement in the media entrepreneurship space, when Ben Smith, the media columnist for The New York Times …
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Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Seven The A.V. Club staffers in Chicago face a deadline in deciding on a move to LA; WGA, East reps say G/O Media made the offer as a ploy to replace them
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Patrick Soon-Shiong outlines the future of the LA Times, aiming to print while “economically possible” and to reach 1M digital subscribers by the end of 2022
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
A guessing game arises over who will land the NYT's Media Equation column, as anonymous insiders float names including Wesley Lowery and Katie Rosman