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1:00 AM ET, January 24, 2021

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CNN:
Larry King, a long time CNN talk show host, dies at 87  —  (CNN)Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died.  He was 87.  —  His son, Chance, confirmed King's death Saturday morning.
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast's NBCUniversal is shutting down its sports cable channel, NBCSN, at the end of the year and moving much of its programming to USA network  —  National Hockey League, Nascar programming will move to network USA  —  NBCUniversal is shutting down its sports cable channel NBCSN at the end …
Zoe Greenberg / The Boston Globe:
Boston Globe launches Fresh Start, an initiative that will allow individuals to ask the paper to update or anonymize past coverage of them online  —  FRESH START  —  Revisiting the past for a better future  —  Fresh Start: Submit your appeal Fresh Start: Frequently Asked Questions
Chuck Lindell / Austin American-Statesman:
Texas Supreme Court clears the way for four defamation lawsuits from Sandy Hook parents to proceed against Alex Jones and Infowars  —  The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected, without comment, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' attempt to toss out four defamation lawsuits by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.
The New York Times Company:
Kathleen Kingsbury officially named opinion editor of NYT, after serving in the role as acting editor following the resignation of James Bennet  —  Kathleen, who has superbly led the Opinion team these last few months will officially take on the role of Opinion Editor.  Learn more in this note from A.G. Sulzberger.
Eric Boehm / Reason:
WaPo updated an article about Kamala Harris from July 2019 by removing an anecdote where she jokingly compared life on the campaign trail to jail  —  UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m. on January 22, The Washington Post has updated its website and URLs to restore the original version of the Kamala Harris profile detailed in Reason's post, below.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MoffettNathanson survey: 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers were on free offers in Q4 2020, only 30% said they plan to renew at the regular $4.99/month price  —  Apple has said it wants to bulk up revenue from services — including Apple TV Plus, which is just over one year old.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
The New Yorker returns National Magazine Award for a 2018 story after its investigation found that the main subjects deceived the author and its fact-checkers  —  The New Yorker has returned a National Magazine Award for a 2018 article about a Japanese business that rents actors who pretend to be customers' family members.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Bloomberg Media signs with WME, which will look to convert its journalism into film and TV projects for third-party platforms like streaming services  —  The agency will look to convert the global media brand's journalism and news franchises into film and TV projects.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Beyond unhappy customers and claims of censorship, cable providers won't drop networks like Fox News due to FCC statutes, leased access, programming leverage  —  - Comcast has limited ability to ditch competing news channels  — Smaller networks like Newsmax could pay for distribution
J. Clara Chan / The Wrap:
Tom Brokaw, who anchored NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, announced on Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years  —  Tom Brokaw, the veteran journalist who anchored “NBC Nightly News” from 1982 to 2004, announced on Friday that he is retiring from the network after a 55-year run.
 
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Press Gazette:
In letter to DCMS, BBC reveals it has spent more than £1M on legal fees fighting equal pay and race discrimination cases brought by staff
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Harold Brubaker / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Philadelphia Inquirer names Peter Doucette as chief revenue officer
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Scott Alexander / Astral Codex Ten:
The pseudonymous writer behind ‘Slate Star Codex’ blog, who deleted it over concerns NYT was going to name him, has relaunched on Substack and revealed his name
Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
In an Australian Senate hearing, a Google executive said that a law forcing Google to pay news outlets for links could prompt it to stop offering Search
April Glaser / NBC News:
Profile of Jessica Rosenworcel, the second woman to lead the FCC as acting chair and a big proponent of net neutrality and expanding broadband access