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6:00 AM ET, January 5, 2016

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Las Vegas Review-Journal staff told to ease up on coverage of new owner  —  Now that Sheldon Adelson's family owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal, how should the newspaper handle stories that involve Adelson?  —  Or to ask the question another way: How can and should the paper cover itself?
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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 …
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.
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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Erick Erickson / Erick on the Radio:
Erick Erickson announces The Resurgent, will move his radio-affiliated site's content there, says he won't compete with RedState, where he served as EIC  —  Introducing The Resurgent  —  On Tuesday, this radio website will go away.  In its place will be a new home for conservatives …
Discussion: @charliespiering and @ewerickson
kristine / reddit:
Reddit's numbers in 2015: 82.54B pageviews, 725.85M comments, 88.7K subreddits  —  Reddit in 2015  —  Labels: /r/theydidthemath, the “R” is capitalized now, what a time to be alive It's the last day of the year 2015, and it's been a heck of a year for Reddit, Inc. We're once again wrapping up the year …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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, FishbowlNY and @poynter
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 …
Guardian:
‘Smear campaign’ against Chinese president linked to disappearance of Hong Kong booksellers  —  Five men who traded in salacious books about Communist party elite feared abducted, but wife of missing Lee Bo has attempted to withdraw police report  —  The suspected abductions …
 
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Kim Christensen / Los Angeles Times:
Former L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers' jury award is cut by $2.1 million
Discussion: LA Observed
Alex Spence / Politico:
The media moguls to watch in Europe in 2016
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Relativity Media's creditors accept company's reorganization plans
Discussion: @tatianasiegel27
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
Discussion: @jpeters1221
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
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Wired is expanding its online coverage, adding Transportation vertical and renaming Entertainment as Culture
Discussion: Wired and The New York Observer
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