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2:55 AM ET, January 16, 2019

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
A breakdown of Facebook's $300M contribution to journalism: $16M to orgs including the Pulitzer Center, $20M to expand subscription pilot globally, more  —  The internet giants make billions from ads.  They want news publishers to sell subscriptions instead.
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Campbell Brown / Facebook Media:
Facebook says it will invest $300M over the next three years to support local news in the US, and expand the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator globally  —  Last year, we worked to better understand what kind of news people want to see on Facebook.  We've also asked our partners …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen: US homes receiving over-the-air broadcast channels without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription increased 48% to 16M over the past 8 years  —  The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using …
Daniel Reynolds / Advocate:
Memo: Grindr lays off the editorial and social teams of Into, its online LGBTQ magazine launched in August 2017, because the company wants to refocus on video  —  Into, Grindr's online LGBTQ publication, laid off its entire editorial staff and its corresponding social media team on Tuesday …
Rachel Yang / Variety:
Roku says it is removing two Infowars channels on its platform after criticism from users and a rebuke from some Sandy Hook families  —  Roku has taken the Infowars channel off its platform after the streaming device faced criticism for carrying the controversial program hosted by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
A look at the decline of Gannett over the past decade, its duty to maximize shareholder value, and possible paths forward as it considers MNG Enterprises' offer
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
After 15 years, Adam Moss will step down as editor of New York Magazine in March; his successor is expected to be named in the next few days  —  Adam Moss, whose visual savvy and ear for the zeitgeist made him one of the leading magazine editors of his generation, said on Tuesday that he would step …
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Scott Tobias / The Ringer:
Dueling Netflix and Hulu documentaries on the failed Fyre Festival raise ethics questions, including paying the festival founder for an interview and footage  —  Netflix and Hulu are rolling out competing docs on the same scammer festival, and millennials have a ‘Deep Impact’ vs. ‘Armageddon’ to call their own.
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
NBC News standards department initially told staff to avoid calling Rep. Steve King's comments about white supremacy “racist”, then revised standards  —  The news organization issued further guidance Tuesday afternoon, saying that it was, in fact, fair to describe King's comments that way.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Financial Times says its FT Secondary Schools program, which lifts the paywall for participants and was rolled out in 2017, now serves 2.3K schools globally  —  For subscriptions publishers like the Financial Times, cultivating regular reading habits with younger generations is essential to securing future paid customers.
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Constance Grady / Vox:
Errors in Jill Abramson's new book, flagged by its subjects like Vice correspondents, happened because book publishers typically do not fact-check authors' work
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US Sec of State Mike Pompeo said he told Saudi Arabia's King and Crown Prince that they must hold Khashoggi's killers accountable, described Saudis as “friends”
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Former Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich joins CNN as a senior political commentator
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Netflix raises prices for US subscribers by 13%-18%, its biggest hike ever, immediately affecting new subscribers, over next three months for existing customers
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
NBCU CEO Steve Burke defends NBC News Chief Andy Lack, says it was his decision to hire Megyn Kelly and says Lauer was a “grenade we didn't know was a grenade”
Axios:
The New York Times says it plans to build custom Alexa skills for advertisers for six figures through its 175-person branded content studio
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
MailOnline Editor-in-Chief Noah Kotch has left to “pursue other opportunities”, just seven months after leaving his job running FoxNews.com
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Mark Armstrong / WordPress:
WordPress.com launches Newspack, a publishing platform aimed at small and medium-sized news outlets and backed by Google, ConsenSys, Lenfest, Knight, and others