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10:25 PM ET, January 19, 2020

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Danielle K. Kilgo / The Conversation:
Study of 2017 Texas newspaper coverage: anti-Trump protests and women's marches got more coverage and more favorable framing than anti-racism protests  —  The new decade is just days old, but in one respect it is already shaping up like the last one: with mass protests around the world.
CNN:
Three Capitol Hill press orgs issue statements supporting CNN's Manu Raju after Sen. Martha McSally's “liberal hack” remark, calling it “inappropriate”  —  New York (CNN Business)The Capitol Hill press corps on Friday rallied behind Manu Raju, CNN's senior congressional correspondent …
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Senate impeachment trial press restrictions force reporters into pens and prevent them from the common practice of interviewing senators in the Senate basement
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
A look at MediaReview, a proposal to create a machine-readable standard for presenting visual misinformation with categories like “missing context” and “edited”  —  One thing you learn when you start fact-checking is that, while some things are clearly true or false, there's a lot that falls in between.
Catherine Adams / Nieman Lab:
Newsrooms in Europe, inspired by the US' Pop-Up Magazine, are experimenting with live news formats, like presenting unpublished stories, in theaters  —  Audiences want proximity and, perhaps more than ever, humanity.  Telling stories in a real physical space can be an antidote to the virtual epidemic.
Politico:
Researchers: France Libre 24, a far-right site which looks like a French news outlet and has ~150K visitors/mo, is run by a group of Polish far-right activists  —  Research conducted by EU DisinfoLab and POLITICO prompts backers of France Libre 24 to disclose their ties to Poland.
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook removes a network of several dozen Pages that were coordinating posts defending a Trump impeachment probe figure, which BuzzFeed first revealed in Nov.  —  Some of the pages describe themselves as representing groups of supporters of President Trump from different states
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram removes the IGTV button from its home page; Sensor Tower: IGTV's standalone app was downloaded 1.1M times in the US since its launch in June 2018  —  TikTok saw 80X more installs  —  At most, 7 million of Instagram's 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify in early talks to buy The Ringer, founded by Bill Simmons, which has a podcast network that had revenue of $15M+ in 2018  —  The Ringer, founded in 2016 by former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons, has over 30 podcasts  —  Spotify Technology SA is in talks to buy sports …
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
SoundCloud's filing in the UK shows its 2018 revenue grew 19% YoY to ~$127M, with operating losses dropping to $38.7M  —  If there's one stat that says everything about the recovery of SoundCloud in recent years, it's this: in calendar 2017, the company turned over circa $102m.
John Koblin / New York Times:
In 2019, ~130 original nature shows aired, more than previous three years combined; BBC America Saturday viewership rose 35% after shift to wildlife programming  —  Wildlife's global, family appeal, when the environment is “the issue of the age,” gives Netflix and its rivals a rich supply of new content.
New York Times:
Oprah confirms Russell Simmons pressured her to drop support for a documentary about women who accused him of rape or assault  —  Ms. Winfrey acknowledged that Russell Simmons pushed her to abandon a documentary about his accusers, but said her own concerns led her to pull support.
 
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A deep look at NYT's Opinion section, with changes coming in February that will streamline operations, blending the editorial board with the op-ed team
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Disney drops the “Fox” brand for some units, with 20th Century Fox becoming 20th Century Studios and Fox Searchlight Pictures changed to Searchlight Pictures