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8:20 AM ET, January 13, 2020


 Top News: 
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Reuters Institute: 53% of international publishers say daily news podcasts will be important in 2020, 50% say reader revenue will be main income stream, more  —  Nieman Lab's not the only one that does predictions for 2020 (oh hey, check out our predictions for 2020!):
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
FX on Hulu to launch on March 2; going forward, FX will premiere 2-3 episodes in the first week, even on its linear networks, then release episodes weekly  —  Company had ‘hit a ceiling’ as a basic cable network  —  Key Insights:  —  For more than a decade, FX Networks has honed its brand as a premium basic cable network.
Discussion: Digiday and Ad Age
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Stephanie Grisham cannot be described as the worst ever White House press secretary, because she may hold the title, but she is not doing that job  —  Hearing Joe Lockhart talk about his old job as White House press secretary almost seems quaint.  —  The idealism: “Your main job is to advocate for the press within the government.”
In an open letter, 13 former White House press secretaries, foreign service and military officials call for the return of regular WH and other press briefings
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
VA lawmakers propose a bill that would limit public high school administrations' ability to censor student journalists, following similar laws in other states  —  Kate Karstens knew she'd nailed the story when the Yale-bound son of a school board member confessed to skipping class more than two dozen times — without consequences.
Mariella Brown / Society of Editors:
Every national UK newspaper editor and several regional and broadcast editors sign an open letter calling on Boris Johnson to review changes to daily briefings  —  An open letter signed by every national newspaper editor as well as several prominent regional and broadcast editors has been sent …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Interview with journalist Nick Martin on starting The Informant, a newsletter and news site dedicated to covering hate and right-wing extremism in the US  —  “I'd never want to be in the position of doing like The New York Times style of writing about the Nazi next door who sometimes eats at Applebee's."
Nancy Tartaglione / Deadline:
Comscore: 2019 global box office revenues hit an all-time high of $42.5B, with non-US markets accounting for $31.1B, including $9.2B in China and $2.2B in Japan  —  The theatrical business continued to thrive overseas in 2019, hitting a record $31.1B per comScore's latest estimates, and an all-time high of $42.5B globally.
Derek M. Norman / New York Times:
A look at the Archive of Contemporary Music, one of the world's largest music collections with 3M+ recordings, which must leave its Manhattan space by June  —  The Archive of Contemporary Music is losing its space in TriBeCa.  —  In a part of Manhattan booming with trendy green high rises …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The number of news outlets in a Florida partnership sharing climate change reporting has tripled; some say the partnership makes grant funding easier to get
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The antitrust exemption that would allow publishers to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook will not produce the results publishers seek
Discussion: Axios
Sara Rafsky / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interviews with journalism professionals reveal gaps in New York City's local news coverage for some neighborhoods, and in topic areas like health care and law
Isobel Cockerell / Coda Story:
IFJ: at least 15 Iranian journalists and media outlets report that Instagram has suspended their accounts; Instagram says it is complying with US sanctions
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Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Oprah Winfrey pulls documentary about a Russell Simmons accuser from Apple TV+ and says she will no longer be an executive producer, citing creative differences
Ranjan Roy / Margins:
Facebook's corporate comms have felt combative and sloppy since late 2018, and now even rank and file employees are facing public vilification
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Murdoch-owned Australian media outlets echo messages from social media bots and trolls and continue to say climate change policy would have no impact on fires
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Trump's allies are trying to raise $250M for a bid for One America News Network, in an effort to shake up conservative media dominated by Fox News
Ryan Glasspiegel / The Big Lead:
In a letter to the union, G/O CEO says G/O plans to relaunch Deadspin in Chicago as an Onion property and is suspending negotiations over editorial independence