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4:00 AM ET, January 1, 2019

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Los Angeles Times:
Malware attack on Tribune Publishing's network disrupts the printing and distribution of Saturday editions of LA Times, WSJ, NYT, and other papers  —  What first arose as a server outage was identified Saturday as a malware attack, which appears to have originated from outside the United States …
Jeremy Fuster / The Wrap:
Cable network Fuse says it is being dropped by Comcast after December 31; Fuse CEO says “Comcast is silencing yet another independent media company”  —  Cable network CEO Michael Schwimmer criticizes Comcast for “silencing yet another independent media company”
Joe Marusak / The Charlotte Observer:
Facebook apologizes to Franklin Graham for suspending his ability to post for 24 hours and taking down a 2016 post about an NC bathroom law, restores the post  —  Facebook is apologizing to evangelist Franklin Graham for banning him from posting on the site for 24 hours last week …
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Source: Netflix to hire Activision Blizzard's Spencer Neumann as its new CFO starting in early 2019; Activision said it intended to fire Neumann in a filing  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is expected to announce in the next few days that it has poached media finance veteran Spencer Neumann …
Adrian Ma / ideastream:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is laying off 29 union employees after March 2019, mainly copy editors, page designers, and illustrators  —  Twenty-nine union employees at the Plain Dealer—mostly copy editors, page designers, and illustrators—will be laid off after March 2019, according to George Rodrigue …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
The news media is shifting to a post-ad future, away from dependence on advertisers to reliance on readers and patrons, and this is changing news coverage  —  Why the news is going back to the 19th century  —  It's my holiday tradition to bring tidings of discomfort and sorrow to my colleagues in the news business.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Inside digital music piracy and sharing in the 2000s via P2P networks like Napster, LimeWire, Gnutella, as well as IRC and internet music service Audiogalaxy  —  A couple of decades ago - well before a $10 monthly fee would unlock access to virtually every song ever recorded through streaming services …
Rituparna Chatterjee / newslaundry.com:
India's female journalists continued to face horrific harassment and abuse in 2018, but the #MeToo movement saw the balance of power shifting  —  In a year of “unprecedented hostilities” towards journalists, “nearly half” the media deaths were from countries that are not at war—India …
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New York Times:
In a formerly undisclosed memo from March, a top FTC enforcement official said Facebook wasn't at fault for Cambridge Analytica's abuses; FTC says probe ongoing  —  Last spring, soon after Facebook acknowledged that the data of tens of millions of its users had improperly been obtained …
 
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NYT's Matt Apuzzo on the tech he uses as an investigative journalist and how Europeans trust governments more and private tech companies less than Americans
Washington Post:
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Al Jazeera:
Following a Tunisian journalist's self-immolation, the journalists' union calls for a strike on January 14 to protest conditions of media workers in the country
Facebook:
Facebook responds to NYT report about its content moderation practices, says its policies are public and that it has about 15,000 content reviewers globally