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7:25 PM ET, January 17, 2017


 Top News: 
New York Times:
The NYT's 2020 report: the paper has 1.5M+ digital-only subs but needs to rapidly expand subscription revenue, hints at potential cuts to editing jobs, more  —  This report, by a team of seven Times journalists, outlines the newsroom's strategy and aspirations.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Goals in NYT 2020 report: aggressive Trump coverage, budget cuts focusing on multilayered editing, more hiring of visual experts, more training, staff diversity  —  “For all the progress we have made, we still have not built a digital business large enough on its own to support a newsroom that can fulfill our ambitions."
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Chelsea Manning to be freed on May 17 rather than in 2045 after Obama commutes bulk of 35-year sentence  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: publishers think it's unlikely Facebook will renew paid livestreaming deals, as it has been pushing them to focus on creating longer content  —  Publishers don't expect Facebook to renew the deals it was pushing last spring; now Facebook wants something else.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Fox to offer free livestream of the Super Bowl on as well as mobile and smart TV apps  —  Non-authenticated stream to support local ad insertion from participating Fox affiliates  —  Fox said it will offer a live, non-authenticated stream of Super Bowl LI via Fox Sports Go …
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Turkey detains New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland at Istanbul airport and then forces him to fly back to London without providing an explanation  —  Border officials in Turkey detained a veteran New York Times correspondent as he arrived at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday …
Discussion: @brianstelter and @greekanalyst
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Dan Rather on Trump, BuzzFeed's decision to publish unverified allegations, his new social media stardom, and how journalism has changed  —  The veteran newsman speaks with the Hive about the threat facing journalism, his new social-media stardom, and how he ended up on the president-elect's “not-so-great” list.
Associated Press:
UC Davis protests led to cancellation of talk by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos, Martin Shkreli; UC Davis' Interim Chancellor says he's “deeply disappointed”  —  DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH'-poh-lihs) and former pharmaceutical …
Discussion: @boleygo
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Isaac Lee to be chief content officer of both Televisa and Univision, in a move designed to streamline content production across the companies  —  Lee will oversee content for both companies  —  Univision Holdings and Groupo Televisa said they have expanded their relationship by unifying …
Discussion: Variety and Radio & Television …
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Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Viceland will launch across Sub-Saharan Africa through an exclusive partnership with Kwesé, operated by African telecom and pay-TV company Econet
Discussion: Media Update and C21Media
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Tarbell, a reader-funded reporting project focused on corporate cash's political influence and founded by ex-health insurance exec, to launch this summer
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
How The Washington Post and El País are bundling daily top stories in one post using new option for Facebook's Instant Articles
Discussion: @digiday