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4:25 PM ET, January 4, 2016


 Top News: 
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Yahoo shuts down Yahoo Screen, moves video content to its digital magazines like Yahoo Music  —  Yahoo Shutters Video Service Yahoo Screen (Exclusive)  —  Yahoo has shut down Yahoo Screen, the video hub the beleaguered company launched over two years ago to unite its many original and syndicated programming under one roof.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Las Vegas Review-Journal taps Providence Journal executive editor Dave Butler to help establish guidelines on covering newspaper's owner  —  Review-Journal brass brings in Dave Butler to guide newsroom  —  New Media Investment Group, the company that continues to manage the Las Vegas Review-Journal …
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
Charlie Hebdo Runs Religious Extremism Cartoon Cover on Anniversary of Terror Attack  —  Charlie Hebdo Runs Religious Extremism Cartoon Cover on Anniversary of Terror Attack  —  Thursday will mark the anniversary of the deadly attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo …
John Hopewell / Variety:
Netflix to stream Je Suis Charlie documentary on January 7, the first anniversary of terrorist attack which claimed lives of Charlie Hebdo staff  —  Netflix Takes Pyramide-Sold Docu ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Pyramide strikes pre-sales on Adele Haenel starrer ‘Les Ogres’ and ‘That Summer Feeling,’ from Mikhael Hers
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
ESPN's The Undefeated will launch in 2016  —  ESPN  —  After a series of setbacks that included the outsing of founding editor Jason Whitlock, ESPN's site focusing on the intersection of race and sports is primed for a launch in 2016.  —  That's according to Kevin Merida …
Discussion: NPR, @poynter and FishbowlNY
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Traffic growth of some digital news sites slows, with Business Insider growing 10% in 2015, compared to 80% in 2014 and BuzzFeed's traffic flat in 2015  —  Digital publishers face a winter of discontent  —  The sunny days of hot growth for digital publishers are fading into a memory as many now face a long, dark winter.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Time Warner's Turner indicates it will bring native ads to TV, replacing some 15-60 second ad spots with longer-form content  —  Time Warner's Turner Seeks To Replace Some TV Ads With New Kinds of Content  —  If it looks like a TV show and acts like a TV show, will viewers forget it's really a new kind of TV commercial?
Discussion: @jpeters1221
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Wired is expanding its online coverage, adding Transportation vertical and renaming Entertainment as Culture  —  Wired Expands Online Coverage  —  Wired is growing its online world with the addition of a Transportation vertical and the expansion of its Entertainment vertical.
Discussion: Folio, Wired and The New York Observer
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Reality TV giant Discovery tries to return to its roots by spending millions on documentaries and science shows  —  Life after ‘Honey Boo Boo’: Inside Discovery's fight to grow up  —  NEW YORK — Since the Discovery Channel first hit the airwaves 30 years ago with an after-school special on icebergs …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter invests in Muzik, maker of high-end wireless headphones; social network will be integrated directly into headphones, allowing users to share music  —  Twitter Invests in Muzik, a High-End Headphone Startup  —  Here is something you didn't expect to hear about coming out of CES this year …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku Has Sold One Million Smart TVs in the U.S., Will Introduce 4K Models in 2016  —  Roku is best known for its streaming boxes, but the company is starting to leave a mark in the smart TV world as well: Roku and its hardware partners have sold around one million smart TVs to U.S. consumers since …
Wall Street Journal:
How Gawker earns revenue through affiliate links, which brought in about $10M in 2014  —  How Gawker Brings In Millions Selling Headphones, Chargers and Flashlights  —  Media company uses affiliate links to help sell products on e-commerce sites  —  Gawker Media, a network of websites known …
Discussion: @digitalshields
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