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5:30 PM ET, January 8, 2019

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James Fallows / The Atlantic:
News organizations know that Trump will attack the truth this evening and they must be prepared to defend it, perhaps with on-screen fact-checking  —  Once again, broadcasters prove hapless in the face of Trump's three familiar tools.  —  National correspondent at The Atlantic
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC say they will air the Democrats' response to Trump's address  —  WASHINGTON — NBC and CBS so far have said that they will air a Democratic response to President Donald Trump's primetime address on border security on Tuesday evening, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
Discussion: NBC News, Mediaite, MSNBC, Deadline and ABC News
CNN:
NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News agree to air Trump's address on border security Tuesday at 9pm ET; Pelosi and Schumer have requested equal time  —  (CNN)The big four broadcast networks are deliberating over President Donald Trump's request to air a Tuesday night prime time address …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The TV networks giving Trump airtime today refused to do the same for Obama in 2014 when he gave an address on immigration, deeming it “too political”  —  Trump's address is supposed to be about the government shutdown he initiated.  —  On Tuesday, President Donald Trump …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
The decision to air Trump's address on Tuesday night caused much debate inside the networks; anchors and reporters will be under pressure to fact-check him  —  (CNN)President Trump is tapping into one of the powers of the presidency, a televised Oval Office address, for his first time.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu says its ad revenue increased 45%+ YoY to nearly $1.5B, a record for the company  —  Hulu is keeping its pedal to metal in the streaming TV race: The company said it ended 2018 with more than 25 million total subscribers, a net gain of 8 million for the year.
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Sean Burch / The Wrap:
Hulu says it passed 25M subscribers at the end of 2018 across all its products, a 48% YoY increase, with average daily watch time up 20% for the year  —  Hulu passed 25 million subscribers by the end of 2018, the streaming service announced on Tuesday morning, marking a 48 percent year-over-year increase.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Google agrees to add YouTube viewers on mobile devices to Nielsen's Total Ad Ratings, which measures audience across TV, computers, tablets, and smartphones  —  YouTube mobile viewing included in Total Ad Ratings  —  Nielsen has reached an agreement with Google that will upgrade its measurement …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Dana Scruggs becomes the first black photographer to photograph a cover for Rolling Stone with a picture of Travis Scott  —  A cover with Travis Scott is a new kind of moment for the magazine.  —  It's been about 51 years, but Rolling Stone now has a cover shot by a black photographer.
Discussion: @deggans and @robingivhan
Michael Paulson / New York Times:
Lin-Manuel Miranda and three Hamilton collaborators buy NYC's Drama Book Shop and are partnering with the city to find the store an affordable space in Midtown  —  Lin-Manuel Miranda is already a composer, a lyricist, an actor and an author.  Now he's going to be a bookseller.
 
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James Walker / Press Gazette:
The BBC and Channel 4 say they have no plans to stop broadcasting outside UK Parliament, as pro-Brexit protesters harass reporters and media staff
Discussion: The Guardian
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Sumner Redstone and his family have agreed to settle their long-running legal dispute with his former companion Manuela Herzer
Discussion: The Wrap
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Memo: Meghan Louttit has been promoted to Deputy Editor of the Metro section at The New York Times
Tatyana Shumsky / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix's new CFO Spencer Neumann's compensation package is almost double that of his predecessor, with $5M in salary and $5M in annual stock option grants
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
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