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1:15 AM ET, January 11, 2019

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CNN:
Some question whether National Enquirer investigated Jeff Bezos to please Trump, but sources deny that Trump's animosity toward Bezos spurred the story  —  (CNN)A few hours after Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their divorce, the National Enquirer had an announcement of its own.
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Sources say Amazon is developing a game streaming service, but it isn't likely to launch until next year at the earliest  —  Amazon is developing a service for streaming videogames over the internet, joining Microsoft, Google and other companies that are building similar offerings …
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Sources: layoffs hit the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and Valence Media, affecting about 22 people including the CMO and Billboard's managing editor  —  Roughly 22 people have been affected by layoffs at the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, as well as its corporate owner Valence Media …
Discussion: The Wrap
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Washington Post Publisher Fred Ryan joins US lawmakers to memorialize Jamal Khashoggi 100 days after his death: “we can't just let Jamal's story fade away”  —  Dozen of lawmakers and Washington leaders paid tribute to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday at the Capitol …
Discussion: The Hill and New Yorker
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
TiVo to launch Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV apps in Q2 and Q3, letting people watch live or recorded video on multiple TVs without buying a separate TiVo Mini  —  TiVo is launching apps for the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV streaming devices later this year, letting people watch live or recorded video …
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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...”
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
Super Bowl ad inventory is “over 90% sold”, CBS ad sales chief Jo Ann Ross says; prices are $5M+ for a 30-second spot  —  Title sponsors secured for each pre- and postgame hour  —  CBS ad sales chief Jo Ann Ross and her team began selling ads for Super Bowl LIII as soon as Super Bowl LII ended last year.
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
The Cube, the social media news desk for Euronews, shows TV viewers how it debunks false information that gets spread online  —  The social media newsdesk at Euronews aims to respond to falsehoods faster than TV studios to help rebuild trust in the media  —  The conversation …
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.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Tegna, Hearst, and E.W. Scripps plan to submit final offers for Cox Enterprises' 14 TV stations by January 30; sources say stations could fetch $2B+  —  TEGNA, Hearst and EW Scripps are all planning on submitting final offers for Cox Enterprises' 14 broadcast TV stations at the end of January …
 
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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
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
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
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
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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
Discussion: Al Arabiya
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
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
Brent Lang / Variety:
Former Pixar chief John Lasseter, ousted after misconduct allegations, is named head of Skydance Animation, replacing Bill Damaschke