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3:35 PM ET, January 10, 2019

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New York Times:
Sources: White House Communications Chief Bill Shine has fallen out of favor with Trump, while many of his colleagues are disappointed with his performance  —  WASHINGTON — At the beginning of the government shutdown, Bill Shine was about as far away from the capital as President Trump's most senior communications official could get.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Discussing the decline of TV, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish says driverless, 5G-connected cars would add viewing minutes in the same way the bedroom TV did  —  Viacom CEO Bob Bakish isn't ready to celebrate victory just yet.  “I wouldn't ever say mission accomplished, and certainly not in the changing world …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Horserace coverage in political journalism is widely derided but it has many benefits, from enlivening the news cycle to giving readers an insider's view  —  Telling voters who's winning and who's losing the 2020 campaign isn't trivial—it's a crucially important job for the media.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed motions Wednesday, urging the release of more info about Mueller's grand jury subpoena dispute  —  An organization representing journalists took legal action Wednesday to pare back the secrecy blanketing a grand jury subpoena dispute …
Discussion: CNBC
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 …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Memo: BBC executive Gavin Allen tells corporation staffers to stop using phrase “BBC understands”, claiming it is a “slightly pompous distancing phrase”  —  OK, so if you're a fan of BBC News you've probably noticed a phrase that pops up in its stories and headlines all the bloody time: “BBC understands...”
Discussion: Press Gazette
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
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Politico launches California Pro, a new subscription product to cover California on subjects ranging from immigration to policy, priced in mid-four-figure range  —  Politico's subscription-based product has expanded with a new offering that launches today and focuses on California policy and politics.
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” …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Source: Ice Cube approached Viacom about a joint bid for Fox's regional sports networks with his Big3 basketball league  —  Entertainment mogul Ice Cube, through his Big3 basketball league, is trying to put together a competitive bid for the Fox regional sports networks as the auction shifts into high gear.
 
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