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3:35 AM ET, January 8, 2019


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NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox News have agreed to air Trump's address on border security Tuesday at 9pm ET; Pelosi and Schumer have requested equal time  —  (CNN)The big four broadcast networks are deliberating over President Donald Trump's request to air a Tuesday night prime time address on border security, a network executive told CNN.
Maria Halkias / Dallas Morning News:
The Dallas Morning News lays off 43 employees, including 20 writers, editors, and newsroom support personnel, as ad revenue declined in recent months  —  As the newspaper industry struggles to stem declines in revenue, The Dallas Morning News on Monday laid off 43 employees in its newsroom and other parts of the company.
Emma Best:
A copy of the 5,000 word email WikiLeaks sent to news organizations, listing 140 “false” statements it doesn't want journalists to make about Julian Assange  —  Update: After publication, WikiLeaks responded by tweeting a version on pastelink.  They posted (and were apparently …
Guy Faulconbridge / Reuters:
Wikileaks asks reporters not to use 140 different “false and defamatory” statements about Julian Assange including that he “stinks” and “lives under the stairs”
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year, having previously only done so on a quarterly basis  —  Twitter has renewed BuzzFeed's live morning show, “AM to DM,” for a full year.  —  The daily morning show, which first premiered on Twitter …
Sam Thielman / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the media's recent clashes with domestic and foreign security services and agents, from the FBI to North Korean hackers and Russian troll farms  —  In recent weeks, there have been plenty of stories—mostly unpleasant ones—covering clashes between journalists and security services.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Yahoo Finance expands from five to eight hours of live programming and launches a number of new shows  —  Andrew Hoffman, the senior executive producer of Yahoo Finance, previewed the website's launch Monday of eight hours of live programming.  —  “We've all been watching the markets the last few weeks …
Discussion: MediaPost, Thanks:@steverubel
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As 2020 campaign coverage begins, early signs suggest that the press is repeating the mistakes of 2016: focusing on gaffes and personalities instead of policies  —  As the new year dawned, the top editor at the Associated Press — one of the most influential journalists in the country …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Samsung's 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to access iTunes content directly via a dedicated app and support Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming standard  —  Coming to all 2018 and 2019 TVs along with AirPlay 2  —  Samsung's 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access …
Associated Press:
Roku discloses preliminary Q4 2018 data, saying there are now over 27M active accounts and streaming hours are up about 68% YoY to ~7.3B hours; stock jumps 22%+  —  Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) today disclosed preliminary Q4 2018 data for two key operating metrics, active accounts and streaming hours …
Judith Shulevitz / New York Times:
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, book publishers and magazines, including The New Yorker, are asking their writers to sign contracts with morality clause  —  “No way.  I'm not signing that,” a New Yorker writer said when she saw the terms.  —  When you see publishers and authors chatting chummily …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Another 200 Vice employees, working at its TV operation Viceland and video operation Vice Digital, have unionized with the Writers Guild of America East  —  Another 200 Vice Media staffers are now covered in new union contracts.  —  The union of Vice Media is growing by 200 staffers across editorial, TV and video.
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Texas Monthly:
Dan Goodgame, formerly Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, is taking over Texas Monthly as editor-in-chief
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's stock rose 5% in Monday morning trading, after it won five Golden Globes on Sunday night
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Ben Robinson is out as editor-in-chief of Observer after just 10 months in the role; the company says it does not plan to replace him
Discussion: @nypost
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Source: Netflix discussed the potential problems Hasan Minhaj's episode would cause in Saudi Arabia before broadcast and even raised idea of scrapping it
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Longtime producer Susan Zirinsky is replacing CBS News president David Rhodes in March; Rhodes will oversee Zirinsky's transition and later have advisory role
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