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9:55 PM ET, January 22, 2019

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Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Google may pull its News service from Europe, in response to proposed EU copyright law, which would require it to pay publishers when articles appear in search  —  - New EU copyright law to require web firms to pay publishers  — Internet giant to review details of rules before deciding
John Wagner / Washington Post:
On Twitter, Trump says he told Sarah Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings, citing his belief that the press covers her “rudely and inaccurately”  —  President Trump said Tuesday that he directed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders “not to bother” …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas decline to play Roma in their best picture showcases; Cinemark is said to have made the same choice  —  EXCLUSIVE: AMC Theatres is sticking to its guns, and will only play those Oscar best picture nominees who had a traditional theatrical release and respected the 90-day cinema window.
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Variety:
Netflix receives its first Oscar best-picture nomination for Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma”  —  Oscar nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.  —  Academy president John Bailey will be joined by …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Guardian newspaper receives its first ever Oscar nomination, for a 25-minute documentary about a young man navigating race and family identity
Discussion: The Guardian and The Wrap
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Viacom to acquire Pluto TV, a free, ad-supported streaming service, for $340M in cash; Pluto TV to operate as an independent subsidiary when the deal closes  —  Viacom announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Pluto TV — one of the fastest-growing free, ad-supported TV streaming services in the U.S. — for $340 million in cash.
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
The Motion Picture Association of America has added Netflix as a member, the first internet-based service to be added  —  UPDATED with Netflix officially joining: It's official, Netflix is a member of the MPAA.  The Washington, DC-based organization just dropped the following release:
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter suspends account that helped spread video of confrontation between a Native American and teens wearing MAGA hats, after CNN expresses doubt about owner  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between …
Elaine Low / Variety:
WarnerMedia debuts an incubator to “combine emerging technologies with content” starting with an NBA partnership and an initial focus on AR, VR, mixed reality  —  WarnerMedia is launching an incubator meant to “combine emerging technologies with content from across its operating units …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and MediaPost
Tanya Dua / Business Insider:
NowThis debuts NowThis Originals, a division with 25 staff that will develop and produce original shows for distribution on social, streaming, linear platforms  —  - NowThis is launching an original-video-programming division.  — NowThis Originals will develop and produce original shows …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ESPN has named Brian Lockhart as executive producer of original content for ESPN+; Disney says 568K new subscribers joined the service last Friday and Saturday  —  ESPN recruited Brian Lockhart, who has spent more than a decade at NFL Media, as executive producer of original content for the ESPN+ subscription-streaming service.
Discussion: The Wrap
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Maer Roshan, who worked as deputy editor of New York Magazine in the 1990s, has been named editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine  —  The veteran editor and Radar founder is taking over Los Angeles magazine, one of the remaining regional titles with any juice left.
Discussion: @dylanbyers
 
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Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Colorado, over two dozen law enforcement agencies statewide have encrypted their radio communications, making it hard for crime reporters to cover their beat
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News host Bret Baier and his family are recovering after a “major car crash” where their car flipped over on icy roads in Montana
Associated Press:
Associated Press pays tribute to freelance photojournalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa who was killed in Libya on Saturday, survived by wife and 7-month old daughter
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New York Post:
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Reuters:
WhatsApp is now globally limiting the forwarding of messages to five recipients, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”