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9:35 AM ET, January 9, 2019

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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 …
Discussion: Fast Company
A.G. Sulzberger / The New York Times Company:
A.G. Sulzberger's “State of the Times” memo for employees emphasizes the global impact of the publishers' journalism but fails to address metrics  —  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.
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 …
Discussion: @markdistef
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
Discussion: ICIJ and @joshgreenman
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  —  The Sun lost £92.2m in the year up to July 1, 2018.  —  The publisher of The Sun newspaper's pre-tax losses have more than tripled …
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 …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-Fox News employee Laura Luhn sues Showtime over her portrayal in new series on Roger Ailes, an adaptation of Gabriel Sherman's book  —  Laura Luhn's lawsuit alleges that the upcoming adaptation of Gabriel Sherman's book ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ will portray her as enabling Ailes' sexual harassment …
Media Legal Defence Initiative:
A new project to provide legal support to fact-checkers working globally, the Fact-Checkers Legal Support Initiative, has launched with a donation from Facebook  —  Fact-checkers around the world are under threat.  However, from today, fact-checkers will be able to access legal support …
New York Times:
The New York Times announces its 52 Places Traveler for 2019, Sebastian Modak, an ex-MTV producer and travel journalist  —  “I'm ready to embrace all the uncertainty that comes with an opportunity like this and see where it takes me." … So, how does it feel to be the 52 Places Traveler for 2019?
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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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
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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
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As 2020 campaign coverage begins, early signs suggest that the press is repeating the mistakes of 2016: focusing on gaffes and personalities instead of policies