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10:30 AM ET, January 22, 2019


 Top News: 
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Guardian newspaper receives its first ever Oscar nomination, for a 25-minute documentary about a young man navigating race and family identity  —  A Guardian-commissioned documentary about a young man dealing with questions of race and family identity is up for an Oscar in a first for the newsbrand.
Discussion: The Guardian
Kristopher Tapley / Variety:
Female directors were completely shut out of the Oscar's directors category this year, despite having a wealth of worthy contenders from which to pick  —  It was an anticipated takeaway from this year's Oscar nominations announcement, but that doesn't make it any less unfortunate …
Discussion: The Wrap
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Marvel's “Black Panther” receives Oscar nomination for best picture, becoming the first comic book movie ever to be recognized in that category  —  The Marvel Studios film is the first comic book movie to earn the honor.  —  Black Panther is going where no comic book movie has gone before …
Discussion: Variety and @thrmattbelloni
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter suspends account that helped spread video of confrontation between a Native American and teens wearing MAGA hats, after CNN expresses doubt about owner  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between …
New York Post:
Sources: Hearst eyes some of Tribune Publishing's smaller papers as the Donerail Group tries to engineer a Tribune acquisition to sell off individual papers  —  Magazine empire Hearst is angling to buy a chunk of Tribune Publishing, the newspaper giant that owns the Chicago Tribune …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Vox Media is acquiring The Coral Project, an open-source publishing platform housed within the Mozilla Foundation  —  Vox Media is acquiring The Coral Project, an open-source publishing platform that is housed within the Mozilla Foundation.  Deal terms have not been disclosed.
Discussion: @rkellett and @anotherhelen
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Maer Roshan, who worked as deputy editor of New York Magazine in the 1990s, has been named editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine  —  The veteran editor and Radar founder is taking over Los Angeles magazine, one of the remaining regional titles with any juice left.
Eric Bellman / Wall Street Journal:
The rise of mobile video in India is requiring YouTube and others to innovate to better serve Indian users, who average 40+ hours/month of video from data plans  —  Explosion of video is transforming India's media landscape, and companies are scrambling to feed demand
Associated Press:
Associated Press pays tribute to freelance photojournalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa who was killed in Libya on Saturday, survived by wife and 7-month old daughter  —  CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
French newspaper Le Monde grew its digital subscriptions by 20% to 180K in 2018, with a new site design increasing subscriber conversion rates by 46%  —  Le Monde is seeing the fruits of its labor after focusing on driving reader revenue for the last two years.
Discussion: @digiday and @bruno_renkin
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Speaking in Munich, Facebook's CEO Sheryl Sandberg outlined five ways the company is tackling fake news and says it is blocking 1M+ accounts every day
Discussion: Fast Company and @raju
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Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
In a Q&A, Jill Abramson says her new book had a fact-checker, claims Trump is making news outlets money by driving clicks and subscribers, and more
WhatsApp is now globally limiting the forwarding of messages to five recipients, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”