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6:30 PM ET, January 20, 2015

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CNNMoney.com:
Paris mayor: We intend to sue Fox News  —  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN Tuesday she intends to sue Fox News in the wake of the channel's coverage of supposed “no go” zones for non-Muslims.  —  She said the channel “insulted” her city.  —  “When we're insulted, and when we've had an image …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News calls Paris mayor's lawsuit threat ‘misplaced’  —  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has threatened to sue Fox News over its erroneous reports that France and other European countries were plagued by Muslim-dominated “no-go zones” in which Sharia law held sway.
Discussion: Mediaite
Facebook:
Facebook to reduce distribution of misleading news articles and hoaxes in News Feed  —  News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes  —  The goal of News Feed is to catch up with your friends and find the things that matter to you.  We're always looking to people on Facebook to tell us how we can improve this experience.
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
The Verge accidentally posts 30-second spot it will run during Super Bowl XLIX  —  A False Start for The Verge's Super Bowl Ad  —  For the briefest of moments today, a few lucky folks caught a premature glimpse of something major: The Verge's 30-second Super Bowl XLIX ad.
John McDuling / Quartz:
Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates  —  Here is some sobering news for anyone in the journalism industry:  —  Online search engines have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source for general news and information, according to a global survey …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU Will Use Super Bowl XLIX Free Live-Stream to Promote Pay-TV Online Services  —  Peacock's 11-hour block of Internet-streaming video to include pregame and live game coverage, and new episode of ‘The Blacklist’  —  Can the Super Bowl spur digital fans to get super-excited about paying for cable TV?
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Surprise CEO Change At Redbox Parent Sends Shares Tumbling  —  Shares of kiosk giant Outerwall are down more than 11.6% in pre-market trading after the company disclosed without explanation that J. Scott Di Valerio has resigned.  Board member Nora Denzel will serve as interim CEO while the board searches for a long term replacement.
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Hollywood Reporter:
CEO of Redbox Parent Company Outerwall Steps Down
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates with $1.48B in revenue and $0.75 EPS; now has 39.11M US subscribers and 18.28M more globally  —  Netflix Shows a Surprising Profit, and Delivers the Subscriber Numbers Wall Street Wanted  —  A quick look at Netflix's Q4 numbers: $1.48 billion and earnings …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Source: Vice's plans for an A&E TV channel hit a snag over Disney and Hearst requirement of a foreign-reporting clause  —  Vice, Disney at Impasse in TV Channel Talks Over ‘Sony Hack’ Clause (Exclusive)  —  A deal between Disney and upstart media giant Vice to create a Vice-branded television channel …
Discussion: @pkafka and @brianstelter
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Wavelength, which let people stream their friends' movies bought through UltraViolet, is shelved less than two weeks after launch  —  That Was Fast: Wavelength, the Movie-Sharing Service Hollywood Didn't Love, Is on Hold  —  Wavelength sounds like an interesting idea …
Discussion: Fast Company
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FCC upholds fines against Viacom and ESPN for misuse of emergency alert tone in movie trailer  —  FCC Won't Reduce Fines on Viacom, ESPN Over EAS Misuse  —  Companies had sought reduction in penalties  —  The FCC has refused to reduce the fines it proposed against Viacom and ESPN for misuse of the emergency alert system.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Reports that Sun has scrapped page three topless pics described as ‘wild speculation’ by paper's spokesman  —  The Sun's spokesperson has described reports that the paper has axed its Page Three topless photos after 44 years as “wild speculation”.  —  The Times reported today …
Discussion: Bloomberg, @wturvill and Guardian
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Facebook is competing with TV for ad spend by attacking its declining viewing figures  —  How Facebook is trying to siphon off TV ad spend  —  Facebook has been working hard to convince marketers to shift part of their TV ad budget to the social network.  —  As part of that effort …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Marriott Testing Netflix, Hulu In-Room Streaming to HDTVs at 8 Hotels
Discussion: The Daily Transcript and ReadWrite
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
YouTube to Launch New Original Content Effort by Year-End
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Launches Lifestyle Newsletter
Discussion: Capital New York
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Rusbridger: Journalism in the UK will be changed forever if Government approves draft RIPA code
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Japanese journalist threatened with death on Isis video
Discussion: Associated Press
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Journalists, lawyers, social workers form Professionals for Information Privacy Coalition to oppose UK police spying
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Ed Vulliamy / Observer:
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Discussion: @venkatananth
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times' The Upshot gathers steam, but the paper has done little to capitalize with ads
Lindsay Murdoch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Veteran journalist Andrew Drummond to leave Thailand amid safety fears
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Techmeme's Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Eric Talmadge is the only Western reporter regularly in North Korea. Here's what it's like.
Discussion: @elanazak