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12:10 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 …
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.
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.
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  —  Spencer Neumann set to receive total compensation of about $10 million, regulatory filing shows  —  Netflix Inc.'s new finance chief …
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?
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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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
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