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9:25 AM ET, January 16, 2019

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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.
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
Li Zhou / Vox:
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 …
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 …
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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
Will Oremus / Slate:
Condé Nast's Wired trimmed some editorial positions last Thursday from an apparent editorial staff of about 70; sources says five jobs were cut  —  Is this a sign of more to come at Condé Nast?  —  On Thursday, Wired magazine called an all-hands meeting on the day its newsroom moved …
Discussion: @lydiabelanger and Wired
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.
Joe Uchill / Axios:
Report: hackers on a Russian-language hacker forum have been offering to sell access to the content management systems of news sites, including 1,425 US sites  —  Separate hackers on a Russian-language hacker forum have offered to sell access to the content management systems of bundles …
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.
Discussion: Financial Times
Associated Press:
Iranian state broadcaster Press TV says its American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi was arrested on Sunday after arriving in the US  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The English-language arm of Iran's state television broadcaster is reporting that its prominent American-born news anchor was arrested after flying into the United States.
New York Post:
During his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Albany lawmakers to make it a felony to assault a journalist  —  Assaulting on-the-job journalists would become a felony in New York state under a proposal put forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address on Tuesday.
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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
 
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Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
A Montenegro court has sentenced investigative journalist Jovo Martinović to 18 months in jail on charges that press freedom advocates have called “bogus”
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”
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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
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Former Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich joins CNN as a senior political commentator
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