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12:05 AM ET, January 29, 2019

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James Walker / Press Gazette:
BuzzFeed proposes cutting 17 of BuzzFeed UK's 37 editorial staff, with most losses to the Buzz section covering pop culture  —  Buzzfeed UK's editorial team will be cut by nearly half, its own media reporter has claimed, down from 37 to 20 journalists based in London.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed laid off its Director of Quizzes because lots of people are willing to make quizzes for free  —  “This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff.  BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone create a post.  Learn more or post your buzz!”
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
BuzzFeed says it will pay laid off employees for paid time off they had earned but not used, after current and former staff demanded it in an open letter
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Even as companies like Digital First Media strip-mine local newspapers for profit, their journalists continue doing important work and deserve support  —  Jeffrey Miller might be the ideal news consumer: He's well-informed, thoughtful and understands the role good journalism plays in American democracy.
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Steve Cavendish / Washington Post:
How Gannett hollowed out newspapers in Tennessee over decades, leaving stories like hospital mergers and local elections now under-covered  —  Wednesday was a bloodbath for journalists.  BuzzFeed said it would lay off 15 percent of its employees, and Verizon Media announced it would cut 7 percent …
ProPublica:
Changes to Facebook's site break plugins created by ProPublica and others to track and report on exactly how Facebook users are being targeted by advertisers  —  Our tool had let the public see exactly how users were being targeted by advertisers.  The social media giant urged us to shut it down last year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook shares draft proposal describing how its new content review board could work, suggesting it have 40 diverse members, none of whom are Facebook staff  —  In November, Facebook announced a new plan that would revamp how the company makes content policy decisions on its social network …
Wall Street Journal:
Bill Simmons says The Ringer, focused on its network of 28 podcasts with ~35M downloads a month is profitable; sources say it made $15M+ on podcasts in 2018  —  Four years after his acrimonious split with ESPN, the sports entrepreneur is building a different kind of network
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Condé Nast International launches Vogue Business, a twice-weekly newsletter for professionals in the fashion and luxury industries, with 21 staffers  —  Condé Nast International, home to magazine brands like Vogue, GQ and Wired, is making a more direct play for professionals …
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
NBC veteran Tom Brokaw apologizes after saying “Hispanics should work harder at assimilation” on Sunday's Meet the Press, evoking further criticism  —  Tom Brokaw, the veteran NBC newsman, has apologized for saying that Hispanic immigrants need to do a better job of assimilating …
Bernat Ivancsics / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow Center report examines blockchain's journalistic applications, focusing on solutions for storing metadata and business models driven by cryptocurrencies  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Blockchain, like the internet, or democracy, or money, is many overlapping things.
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Tyler Kingkade / BuzzFeed News:
High school bans student magazine from covering sexual assault allegations against a student, illustrating a growing fight over censorship of student press
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
As “deepfake” videos become more common and convincing, the tech will give cover to those dismissing real events as fake; DARPA researches ways to detect fakes
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A collaboration between Google Trends, Axios, and data visualization firm Schema finds the news cycles for big stories in the US in 2018 lasted for about 7 days
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures to invest an undisclosed sum in fintech startup Acorns, which will partner with CNBC to produce original content
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Timothy Geigner / Techdirt:
US court dismisses lawsuit from RIAA labels against foreign YouTube-ripping sites, citing lack of jurisdiction since no US users or businesses were targeted
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