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10:40 PM ET, January 18, 2018


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David Folkenflik / NPR:
LA Times CEO Ross Levinsohn has been defendant in 2 sexual harassment suits, and colleagues questioned his conduct over 2 decades; Tronc says it's investigating  —  The Los Angeles Times has given prominent coverage to recent revelations of sexual harassment of women by prominent men, particularly in entertainment and media.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Southern California journalism faces a collapse, with layoffs at Digital First Media and Tronc, LAist closure and LA Weekly sale, but radio helps fill vacuum  —  Southern California has gone from five significant daily newspaper companies three years ago to two today.  And they're both in trouble.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
HuffPost closes its platform for self-published unpaid contributors, introduces new opinion and personal sections that will include paid, edited contributors  —  Since its founding nearly 13 years ago, The Huffington Post has relied heavily on unpaid contributors, whose ranks included aspiring writers …
Jon Christian / The Outline:
How publicists solicit writers for paid links, and how contributor networks can be used by marketers like “Vicky Law”, with ~150 bylines on HuffPost's platform  —  When journalist Dimitar “Mix” Mihov got a LinkedIn message from a person who said she worked for a PR firm that helped clients …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap laid off about 24 people across 8 teams, mostly in the content unit that curates users' videos; some staff were asked to relocate to Los Angeles  —  Snapchat parent Snap Inc. laid off roughly two dozen people across 8 different teams on Thursday, people familiar with the matter told Cheddar.
Rebecca Addison / Pittsburgh City Paper:
In Pittsburgh, Newspaper Guild and former newspaper staffers write to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, condemning editorial on MLK Day defending Trump “shithole” remark  —  Last week, in a tweet from its official Twitter account, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said its publisher John Block requested …
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
NYT replaces editorial page with letters from Trump supporters; critics say space given over to supporters is disproportionate given president's approval rating  —  The New York Times will do away with its op-ed page on Thursday temporarily to run a full-page of letters from supporters of the president …
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Garrett Pelican / WJXT-TV:
Layoffs hit The Florida Times-Union, affecting four reporters, two photo staff members, and others following GateHouse Media's purchase of newspaper in 2017  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Newsroom layoffs have begun at The Florida Times-Union, which signaled plans to downsize last month with the decision …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Spotify partners with eight firms, including Buzzfeed, to launch Spotlight, an initiative offering news and political programming, as it vies for radio revenue  —  Eight companies will supply coverage of news, sports, culture  —  Studio head wants ‘content that can be seen and listened to’
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
Eulogy for The Awl and The Hairpin, which showed that, for a while, a corner of the internet could be silly, fun, free, and honest  —  Blogging, that much-maligned pastime, is gradually but surely disappearing from the Internet, and so, consequently, is a lot of online freedom and fun.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
Manhattan DA's staff visited Newsweek and IBT Media to gather details about company servers; Newsweek says visit “is not about any content-related issues”  —  More than a dozen police showed up this morning at the office that serves as the shared headquarters for Newsweek magazine and IBT Media …
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple wins bid for 10-episode comedy series starring Kristen Wiig, its first scripted comedy show and third series via Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner