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12:15 AM ET, January 14, 2018

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Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
Condé Nast to issue a code of conduct this month and stop working with photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, who were accused of sexual harassment  —  Condé Nast, publisher of some of the glossiest magazines in the world, is changing the way it does business.
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Noreen Malone / The Cut:
Footage from January 2016 shows MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews joking about a “Bill Cosby pill” during Hillary Clinton interview setup; Matthews apologizes  —  On January 5, 2016, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews interviewed Hillary Clinton in an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primary season.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some Facebook ex-staffers think Twitter-inspired '13 shift to display more news was a failed experiment, as time spent on FB has been declining for past 2 years  —  Getty Images / John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed News  —  When news broke on Thursday evening of Facebook's dramatic overhaul of its News Feed …
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Zuckerberg says News Feed will focus on what friends share, de-emphasize content from publishers and brands as it moves to favor interactions over passive posts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members …
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Leaked DAU metrics from April to September show that only 20% of Snapchat users consume content from Discover Edition daily  —  Snapchat takes its secrecy seriously.  Very, very seriously.  —  Take the case of one former Snapchat employee.  On his first day, he was forced to sit through …
The Wrap:
Sources: Viacom and CBS vice-chairwoman Shari Redstone to consider a merger of the two media companies; Redstone's National Amusements controls both companies  —  Viacom and CBS vice-chairwoman Shari Redstone is pursuing a merger of the two media companies that split more than a decade ago …
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Helena Horton / Telegraph:
BBC lets John Humphrys keep presenting on equal pay despite Humphrys being accused of mocking Carrie Gracie's equal pay stand in breach of impartiality rules
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Nonprofit Sports Fans Coalition to launch Locast in NY, a free streaming service, beginning with NFL playoffs, says it does not need broadcasters' permission  —  Sports Fans Coalition says it does not need broadcasters' permission to ‘Lowcast’  —  The nonprofit Sports Fans Coalition …
Discussion: The New York Observer and Forbes
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
FX study: in 2017, led by streaming services, the number of original shows hit a new high of 487; number of new basic cable series has been falling since 2015  —  “Virtually all the growth is and will be coming out of streaming services,” John Landgraf says.  —  The Peak TV bubble isn't bursting quite yet.
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Without Ailes, “there's absolutely no direction”, says Fox host; hosts, producers and executives worry about Fox's future with so much programming tied to Trump  —  With Roger Ailes gone, the network's chief de-facto programmer is the president.  “He has the same embattled view as a typical Fox viewer.”
Discussion: Bustle
Jamie Williams / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Ninth Circuit says scraping in violation of a site's ToS is not a crime when taking the data itself is permitted, in recent Oracle v. Rimini case  —  Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF's advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold …
 
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Screenshots show the coordinated harassment campaigns against conservative media by Twitter trolls who support far-right congressional candidate Paul Nehlen
TechCrunch:
Source: Verizon is working on an OTT offering that could package channels focusing on news, entertainment, and sports as standalone apps, using Oath content
Discussion: FierceCable
Kevin Cullen / The Boston Globe:
Publisher of the Boston Herald, Pat Purcell, defends his salary as the newspaper goes up for sale amid bankruptcy, likely shedding pension liabilities
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Terry Flores / Variety:
Profile of Roku and its founder Anthony Wood, looking at the company's early days, how Roku plans to compete with its rivals, and more
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Sources: Washington Post reporter Janell Ross, who spoke at a liberal conference last year, has been put on leave and is unlikely to return
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
How news outlets handled the decision to repeat President Trump's “shithole” comment, and why some editors decided readers needed to see the word