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8:10 PM ET, January 4, 2016

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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 …
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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
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad  —  One of the big political stories of the holiday news dead zone was Donald Trump's stated intention to begin running millions of dollars worth of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, but as it turns out, he needn't have bothered.
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.
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
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: Wired and The New York Observer
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 …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Why The International New York Times has little to no control over Pakistan printer's blocking of a print story  —  Pakistani Censorship ‘Runs Counter’ to Times Values  —  The printer's email came as The International New York Times was going to press in Pakistan, and it was to the point …
Discussion: Mediaite, @eyokley and @declanwalsh
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 …
 
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