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8:40 AM ET, January 2, 2019

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Jenna Amatulli / HuffPost:
Netflix has removed an episode of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” in Saudi Arabia after the country complained about MBS criticism over Khashoggi murder in show  —  In an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” the host criticizes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Yemen war.
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Duke University School of Law:
Books, movies, and songs published in 1923 have become free to use as copyrights expired January 1, the first significant US Public Domain Day in 20 years  —  For the first time in over 20 years, on January 1, 2019, published works will enter the US public domain.1 Works from 1923 will be free …
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.
Financial Times:
Financial Times names Peter Spiegel next US managing editor. Gillian Tett appointed America editor-at-large and chair of US editorial board.  —  1 January 2019: The Financial Times has announced the appointment of Peter Spiegel as US managing editor from April 15, 2019.
Robert P. Baird / Columbia Journalism Review:
The history of Jacobin, a socialist magazine with 40K print circulation, 1M monthly visitors to its site, a podcast, a book imprint, and more  —  The unlikely success of a socialist print magazine  —  Every successful magazine, like every successful revolution, condenses an atmosphere.
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
In her new book “Merchants of Truth”, former NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson says the paper has become “unmistakably anti-Trump” under Dean Baquet  —  President Trump appears content to ride out partial government shutdown stalemate over border security funding
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Trump gave his final interview of 2018 to Fox News, his 41st with the network since his inauguration; Fox's biggest shows campaign for Trump almost every day  —  New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump rang in the new year with his friends at Fox News — literally.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Designed to be heard, Serial isn't overburdened with quotes and statistics, as Sarah Koenig records her observations, doubts, and methods to guide narration  —  At the top of the transcripts page for the third season of Serial, a favorite on numerous year-end podcast lists, is a warning …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
The dominance of Netflix, Facebook, Google, and Amazon means the media industry will continue to consolidate in 2019, with smaller players losing out  —  There's no one I know in media who isn't scared of what the next 12 months will bring.  —  Here's the general picture:
Pam Vogel / Media Matters for America:
A year ago, Sinclair appeared close to buying Tribune Media; missteps, an FCC decision, and “must-run” segments leave it with no deal and a tarnished image  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group began 2018 hoping to finalize a massive deal that would cement its place as the country's largest owner …
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Nu Yang / Editor & Publisher:
News executives from Tampa Bay Times CEO Paul Tash to San Diego Union-Tribune EIC Jeff Light discuss challenges, priorities, opportunities, and goals for 2019
Dick Polman / The Atlantic:
How Hunter S. Thompson's coverage of Nixon and writings about American politics predicted the rise of anti-press populism
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
Adrian Ma / ideastream:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is laying off 29 union employees after March 2019, mainly copy editors, page designers, and illustrators
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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
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
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