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11:10 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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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
A.G. Sulzberger / The New York Times Company:
A.G. Sulzberger's “State of the Times” memo for employees emphasizes the global impact of its journalism  —  A.G. Sulzberger to Times employees at 2019 State of The Times address.  —  One of the most important is that the way people find and engage with news is changing.
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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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
CNN's Chris Cillizza, who is frequently criticized on Twitter for his political hot takes, wrote over 900 articles in 2018 and drove over 360M global page views  —  Chris Cillizza deserves a break.  —  The former Washington Post columnist turned creator of voluminous content both on CNN's airwaves …
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.
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Discovery says it has purchased a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group, a digital sports media company focused on global cycling  —  Digital sports media company to help Discovery create global cycling platform  —  Discovery Inc., said it has purchased a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group …
Discussion: Variety
 
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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
The New York Times Company:
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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