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8:20 AM ET, February 13, 2020

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Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
McClatchy files for bankruptcy, ending family control; it hopes to shed much of its pension obligations and eliminate ~60% of its debt  —  McClatchy Co. filed for bankruptcy Thursday, a move that will end family control of America's second largest local news company and hand it to creditors …
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Profile of Dan Peres, who edited the men's magazine Details for 15 years and whose new memoir gives a first-person account of Condé Nast culture in the aughts  —  The memoirs of Dan Peres and other ex-employees of the magazine company reveal mess behind the gloss of the aughts.
Mollie Walker / New York Post:
NBC Sports parts ways with Jeremy Roenick, who was suspended in December for sexually suggestive comments about coworkers during a Barstool Sports podcast  —  Hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick is out at NBC.  —  Roenick, who was suspended indefinitely without pay over a month ago …
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Sources: ViacomCBS is planning two rounds of layoffs, the first as early as February 26 affecting around 100 people and a second set of cuts at the end of March  —  ViacomCBS is preparing for the first of two rounds of layoffs, Variety has learned.  According to multiple sources with knowledge …
Discussion: The Wrap
Daniel Frankel / NextTV:
The nationwide launch of AT&T TV, a streaming version of DirecTV, is set for Feb. 27; the service requires a two-year contract and offers multiple price tiers  —  Replacement for DirecTV satellite TV now set to launch nationwide February 27  —  AT&T TV, the streaming version …
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Research: over the past year, 95M people in the US used a major streaming service, 25M had a family plan, 13M had a free trial, and 10M+ were sharing a login  —  Over the past year, 95 million people in the U.S. used a major streaming service, 68 million were self-paying …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Guardian launches a puzzle app for £3.49 a month, as part of its goal to reach 2M paying subscribers by 2022; WSJ finds puzzles reduce likelihood of churn  —  In the quest to acquire more readers and increase customer retention, subscription publishers have long looked …
Discussion: The Guardian
Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with immigration reporter Hamed Aleaziz about his story for BuzzFeed News that detailed a whistleblower complaint over ICE's medical care and more  —  On December 12, BuzzFeed News published a 3,000-word story by Hamed Aleaziz, an immigration reporter, based on an internal Department …
Alexandra Ilyashov / Daily Front Row:
Interview with Vogue.com's new editor Stuart Emmrich about his vision for it, taking up the job because it's digital, how he never used a CMS before, and more  —  Stuart Emmrich spent 16 years at The New York Times, then decamped to L.A. for a few months to reinvent the fraught local paper's lifestyle section.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: Spotify bought The Ringer for ~$141M to $196M in cash, some of it deferred and subject to closing adjustments  —  Spotify disclosed that it will pay upwards of $196 million for The Ringer, the podcast and media company founded by Bill Simmons.  —  The streaming music and audio company …
 
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Pew Research Center:
Pew: adults who rely on social media for election news are less confident the public will accept election results than those who rely on TV, print or news sites
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
The New Republic is launching a redesign in March alongside a $20/year metered paywall for digital subscriptions and $30/year print and digital bundle
Discussion: @jbenton
Elaine Low / Variety:
ABC Signature's SVP Tracy Underwood promoted to the newly created position of executive VP of creative affairs of ABC Studios
Discussion: Deadline and Hollywood Reporter
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says a 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News agree to merge under a charitable trust to keep both titles running amid financial challenges
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bonnier, which publishes magazines like Popular Science, is exploring options including sale of the unit that holds most of its magazines
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Makan Delrahim, the DOJ antitrust chief and former movie producer who is shaping the content industry's future, critics say guided by politics
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK expands broadcast regulator Ofcom's role to include online content, giving it the ability to enforce content standards on social media