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8:40 AM ET, January 10, 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 …
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
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
AFP appoints UK journalist Phil Chetwynd as global news director to replace Michèle Léridon, marking the first time a foreign national has filled the position  —  Agence France-Presse has appointed a British journalist as its global news director - the first time a foreign national …
Discussion: Al Arabiya
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 …
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 …
News & Tech:
Study by Reuters' Journalism Innovation Project: news industry suffers from “Shiny Things Syndrome,” needs shift to being audience-focused, technology-empowered  —  The news industry is in the grip of “Shiny Things Syndrome,” an obsessive pursuit of tech along with a lack of a clear strategy, a new study says.
Discussion: Reuters and @rasmus_kleis
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
AP has clarified its “two to tango” tweet on a fact-checking story after critics said the tweet created a false equivalence in the US budget debates  —  UPDATE 6:16 p.m.: The Associated Press has issued a second statement on the tweet: “The tweet was intended to make clear …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Amazon says its Fire TV products have “well over” 30M active users, up from 25M in October and surpassing Roku's 27M+ announced earlier this week  —  Amazon's Fire TV may be moving into the lead among video streaming devices, with its lineup of products attracting “well over” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex is in talks with rights holders and content providers to add free, ad-supported movies to Plex as soon as this year and is also exploring subscriptions  —  Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year.
Discussion: @plex
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 …
 
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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
Discussion: @billsimmons
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Netflix Names STX Executive Sheroum Kim as Head of Independent Film
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
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Hillman Foundation:
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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
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