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12:00 PM ET, January 8, 2019

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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 …
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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, ABC News and Fortune
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: @awallenstein
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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.
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.
Maria Halkias / Dallas Morning News:
The Dallas Morning News lays off 43 employees, including 20 writers, editors, and newsroom support personnel, as ad revenue declined in recent months  —  As the newspaper industry struggles to stem declines in revenue, The Dallas Morning News on Monday laid off 43 employees in its newsroom and other parts of the company.
The New York Times Company:
Memo: Meghan Louttit has been promoted to Deputy Editor of the Metro section at The New York Times  —  New Yorkers have long noticed growing numbers of abandoned storefronts across the city.  But how could The Times highlight this urban blight in an innovative way?
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year, having previously only done so on a quarterly basis  —  Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year.  —  The daily morning show, which first premiered on Twitter …
Emma Best:
A copy of the 5,000 word email WikiLeaks sent to news organizations, listing 140 “false” statements it doesn't want journalists to make about Julian Assange  —  Update: After publication, WikiLeaks responded by tweeting a version on pastelink.  They posted (and were apparently …
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Guy Faulconbridge / Reuters:
Wikileaks asks reporters not to use 140 different “false and defamatory” statements about Julian Assange including that he “stinks” and “lives under the stairs”
 
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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
Sam Thielman / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Yahoo Finance expands from five to eight hours of live programming and launches a number of new shows
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Kali Hays / WWD:
Another 200 Vice employees, working at its TV operation Viceland and video operation Vice Digital, have unionized with the Writers Guild of America East
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime producer Susan Zirinsky is replacing CBS News president David Rhodes in March; Rhodes will oversee Zirinsky's transition and later have advisory role
InsideClimate News:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards a $1M grant to InsideClimate News and $1M to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press