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6:46 PM ET, January 22, 2016


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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab: celebrates its 20th anniversary of publishing online, starting as a low-risk, low-cost experiment sourcing content from the newspaper  —  20 years ago today, debuted “on-line” on the web  —  Long before City Room, Snow Fall, NYT Now, or any other of The New York …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Academy Board Endorses Changes to Increase Diversity in Oscar Nominees and Itself  —  LOS ANGELES — Confronting a fierce protest over a second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday said it would make radical changes …
Zach Schonfeld / Newsweek:
Ratter, started by ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio, shuts down indefinitely amid Hogan trial  —  Tabloid News Site Ratter Shuts Down, for Now  —  Ratter, the tabloid-style media enterprise founded by ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio, is shutting down indefinitely—and possibly for good.
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker founder Nick Denton cedes some control to VC firm  —  The most radical change accompanying Gawker founder and CEO Nick Denton's decision to accept outside investment is the amount of control ceded to the investor, Gawker's newly-revised corporate charter reveals.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
National Review produces special issue with over 20 essays from conservative thinkers aiming to stop Trump's campaign  —  National Review aims to take down Trump  —  The influential magazine turns to conservative leaders to make the anti-Trump case.  —  For months, Republican leaders …
Jack Fowler / National Review:
Republican Party disinvites National Review from co-hosting February presidential debate
Ali Jaafar / Deadline:
Netflix to finance and distribute five new films and launch them simultaneously in 190 countries  —  Netflix Expands Global Indie Strategy With Slate Of New Features  —  EXCLUSIVE: As the film world converges on Park City on the eve of Sundance, Netflix is expanding its global indie film strategy …
Will Carleton / Photo Archive News:
Corbis sold to Visual China Group - absorbs into Getty Images  —  So, this has been rattling around the rumour box for six months and finally we have an answer:  —  Corbis has been sold to Visual China Group ..who have a partnership with Getty Images who will now be distributing Corbis.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How Chris Hughes spent $20M on offices, consultants, retreats, and parties at The New Republic  —  Chris Hughes at the New Republic: A wasteful experiment in modern design  —  As Chris Hughes prepares to unload the New Republic, he's getting criticized for being a lame mogul and a metaphorical “small person,” among other things.
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Al-Jazeera says 3 of its reporters in Yemen likely kidnapped  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three Al-Jazeera journalists working in war-ravaged Yemen who went missing this week likely have been kidnapped, the satellite news network says, the latest reporters targeted in the civil war gripping the Arab world's poorest country.
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
Taliban attack on Tolo TV company bus in Kabul that killed seven and wounded 25 was its first bombing targeting a media group  —  Vibrant Lives of Afghan TV Crew, Erased in a Taliban Bombing  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — One was a young graphic designer planning a wedding.
Kevin Rawlinson / Guardian:
Former NoW editor Andy Coulson sets up PR firm  —  David Cameron's ex-communications director, who was jailed over phone hacking, launches firm offering corporate strategy and communications advice  —  Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former communications director who was sentenced to 18 months …
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Ken Doctor / Politico:
Axel Springer to launch mobile news aggregator Upday in mid-March on new Samsung Galaxy S, Note and tablets in Germany, France, UK, and Poland
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
The Sun drops standalone politics site