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10:30 PM ET, January 19, 2016

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David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sources: Univision acquires 40% controlling stake in The Onion, including the site, the AV Club, Clickhole and various book and video projects  —  Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)  —  Listen to the Story  —  Univision Communications Inc. …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Univision confirms it has bought stake in satirical comedy site The Onion  —  Univision Buys Stake In Satire Site The Onion  —  Spanish-language media titan Univision Communications said it purchased a minority stake in Onion Inc., the backer of the popular satire and humor site The Onion …
Andrew Giambrone / City Desk:
Washington Post apologizes in detailed editor's note for reporter copying parts of articles from Government Executive website  —  Post Reporter Lifts Passages from Government Executive Articles  —  Washington Post reporter Lisa Rein, who covers federal government issues …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Reed Hastings endorses Charter-TWC merger as a “tremendous positive” for over-the-top video services like Netflix, praises T-Mobile's Binge On  —  Hastings: Charter-TWC a ‘Tremendous Positive’ for OTT  —  Netflix CEO Also Touts Benefits of T-Mobile's ‘Binge On’
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Netflix Q4: revenue of $1.82B, $43M in profit, 5.59M net new subscribers with 4.04M internationally; stock up 7% after hours
Brendan James / International Business Times:
Gawker seeks outside funding to fortify finances ahead of Hulk Hogan trial, plans Thursday meeting to ask shareholders to OK new class of shares  —  Gawker Media Is On The Hunt For Outside Investor Cash  —  Gawker Media is seeking funding from outside investors and calling an …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
HBO Plans to Take On Netflix in Spain With Streaming Service  —  Spain has high rate of Web subscribers who opt out of pay TV  —  HBO plans to start a stand-alone Web service in Spain, opening a new front against Netflix Inc. in an increasingly global competition for cord-cutters.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
As Facebook changes its algorithms, publishers like Elite Daily who count on it for traffic try to follow by shifting resources to video  —  Viral publishers, seeing fewer Facebook clicks, shift focus to video  —  The era of the viral Facebook post that generates a flood of traffic is winding down for Facebook-dependent publishers.
Robert Frank / New York Times:
Forbes family claims $65M loan to new Forbes Media owners is in default due to one late $46K interest payment, demands full repayment, $35M breach-of-sale fee  —  In Forbes Media Sale, Five-Figure Battle Started a $100 Million War  —  Shortly after the Forbes family sold control of its magazine …
Discussion: @mgsiegler
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Ex-BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg is working on a video news startup, hires Yahoo in-house production executive Peter Gorenstein  —  Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Hires Yahoo Executive for His Online News Startup  —  Former BuzzFeed operating chief Jon Steinberg is working on a video news startup.
Discussion: @thestalwart and Media Wire Daily
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Mediaite founder Dan Abrams launches legal news site LawNewz, to livestream major trials and have running commentary of legal cases  —  Dan Abrams launches LawNewz website  —  No matter the story, Dan Abrams says there is “always a legal angle.”  That's why Abrams, the chief legal analyst …
Discussion: Mediaite
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Agence France Presse to open bureau in North Korea  —  AFP to join Associated Press, Japan's Kyodo and China's Xinhua in Pyongyang  —  Agence France Presse is to open a bureau in North Korea, becoming one of just a handful of news organisations to have a permanent base in the secretive state.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed launches in Japan, with some help from Yahoo Japan  —  BuzzFeed on Tuesday launched BuzzFeed Japan, the company's eleventh international edition. … Unlike its previous expansions, which are fully owned by BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed Japan is a joint partnership with Yahoo Japan.
Discussion: BuzzFeed
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Game developer Ubisoft partners with Amazon Prime, YouTube creators to make short film based on video game The Division
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Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
Leila Alaoui, Photographer Wounded in Burkina Faso Siege, Dies at 33
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
The Times and Sunday Times launch weekly edition for international subscribers, Times of London Weekly, in 46 countries
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Costas Pitas / Reuters:
UK court says detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at airport was lawful, but terrorism clause is incompatible with EU human rights convention
Stephen Galloway / Hollywood Reporter:
Academy President Issues Lengthy Statement on Lack of Oscars Diversity
Reuters:
Facebook allocates €1M to NGOs and launches Initiative for Civil Courage Online, a Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts on social media
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