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7:20 PM ET, January 9, 2019

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
NYU and Princeton study of 3,500 US adults: 11% of those over 65 have shared a hoax article on Facebook, while just 3% of those 18 to 29 have done so  —  And the finding holds true across party lines  —  Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Amid a debate on the value of broadcasting Trump's primetime speech, network anchors responded with several corrections for some of his misleading claims  —  Moments after President Trump concluded his Oval Office remarks on border security on Tuesday, the NBC anchor Chuck Todd came on air with a blunt assessment.
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James Poniewozik / New York Times:
Trump has a clear record of falsehoods; by giving him unfiltered access to their audience, TV networks placed their fear of an angry tweet above viewers needs  —  If you had the word “crisis” in your presidential address drinking game, my sympathies.  —  In President Trump's first televised address …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Former Pixar chief John Lasseter, ousted after misconduct allegations, is named head of Skydance Animation, replacing Bill Damaschke  —  Former Pixar chief John Lasseter has been named head of Skydance Animation.  —  The hire comes after Lasseter has been trying, and largely failing …
Jennifer Robison / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sources detail Las Vegas Review-Journal's toxic workplace under ex-publisher Craig Moon, with claims of sexual harassment and unequal pay; some involved remain  —  At Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Review-Journal, allegations of misconduct were met with little change—and a big payout for the man in charge
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Starting in February, Twitter will stream the second half of some NBA games, with the camera's focus on an individual player picked by users  —  Twitter cut a streaming deal with the NBA to show you individual players, not full games.  —  Twitter doesn't stream NBA games …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
UK newspaper The Sun's coverage is becoming more right-wing in a bid to attract the attention of The Drudge Report and subsequent traffic boosts, emails show  —  You've heard of clickbait.  The Sun has “Drudge-bait”.  —  The Sun has been targeting important parts of its news agenda to court …
August Brown / Los Angeles Times:
How Ryan Schreiber shaped internet music journalism with Pitchfork, the site he founded as a teen in Minneapolis in 1995 and is now leaving  —  For two decades, Pitchfork Media set the tone for music journalism in the internet era.  —  Raucous, passionate, sometimes blinkered but always evolving …
Nieman Foundation:
Harvard's Nieman Foundation announces its 2019 class of Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows, which includes The Atlantic's Taylor Lorenz  —  The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will host a group of nine reporters, editors, media entrepreneurs and academics as Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows during the 2019 calendar year.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
BuzzFeed's Follow This, a 20-episode docuseries on Netflix, will not be renewed for a second season  —  While ‘Follow This’ won't continue, the company is cheering the renewal of its profitable Twitter morning show, ‘AM to DM.’  —  Netflix has decided not to produce a second season …
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens  —  Journalist was found guilty of ‘defamation and insult’ for writing about companies owned by former PM
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Netflix Names STX Executive Sheroum Kim as Head of Independent Film  —  Sheroum Kim, a vice president of production at STX Films, has been named director of independent films at Netflix.  —  The latest in a string of pedigreed hires in the content group at the streamer …
 
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Evan Real / Hollywood Reporter:
Building on its GoT Twitter aftershow #TalkTheThrones, The Ringer is adding a show about hit series Big Little Lies
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail how Facebook and Twitter have increasingly turned to right-leaning groups to help referee political speech, often behind the scenes
Hillman Foundation:
Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report win January's Sidney award for an investigative collaboration with the NYT into cosmetology
Connor Parker / HuffPost UK:
Murdoch's UK newspapers The Sun and Sun on Sunday made a pre-tax loss of £92.2M, but The Times and The Sunday Times made a pre-tax profit of £9.6M
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Disney quietly shuts down Babble, the parenting blog it acquired in 2011 for ~$40M, as it prepares for the launch of its streaming service Disney+
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
A lawsuit against Grindr challenges the protections of Section 230 of the CDA and could lead to similar suits against other services like Facebook and Twitter
John Reed / Financial Times:
Vietnam accuses Facebook of failing to take down “slanderous content” in violation of cyber security law which took effect on January 1
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