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7:45 AM ET, January 2, 2020

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Siva Vaidhyanathan / The Guardian:
Boycotting the NYT after Bret Stephens' column would be a mistake due to its important journalism; shaming is sufficient as the NYT cares about its reputation  —  Bret Stephens' article was ridiculous, eugenicist garbage.  But calls to boycott the newspaper won't help
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
Sources: Endeavor to buy luxury events biz On Location Experiences in a deal valued at $660M, name Paul Caine as CEO; NFL to boost stake in On Location to 20%  —  - NFL to boost stake in On Location as part of $660 million deal  —  Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., the talent agency …
Center for the Study of the Public Domain:
Books, movies, and songs published in 1924 are now free to use as copyrights expired; works include Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Edith Wharton's Old New York  —  On January 1, 2020, works from 1924 will enter the US public domain,1 where they will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Q&A with Jimmy Iovine about music industry's reconciliation with tech in the last decade, why streaming music services are like utilities with low margins, more  —  The record executive who made the leap to Silicon Valley looks back on the decade in the music business, and sees a major problem on the horizon.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Seven UK higher education institutions adopted the methods of BBC's 50:50 Project so that journalism students can track gender balance as they learn to report  —  The BBC is hoping to help improve the representation of women within student journalism by sharing its own methodology relating to on-air gender balance.
Discussion: @vivian
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
FuboTV drops Disney-owned NatGeo, FX, FXM, and FXX cable channels and the 21 regional sports networks that Fox recently sold to Sinclair  —  It's a tough way to start the year for fuboTV subscribers, the service not only has lost Disney-owned Fox networks (FX, FXM, FXX, and Nat Geo) …
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
In its first transparency report, TikTok says it received most requests for user data and content takedowns from India and USA, claims zero requests from China  —  The highest number of requests came from India and the US  —  TikTok released its first transparency report yesterday …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: BBC is seeking to settle potential equal pay cases ahead of Samira Ahmed verdict, to stop embarrassing details of its inner workings being made public  —  Broadcaster in apparent attempt to avoid repeat of tribunal embarrassment  —  The BBC has approached women who are bringing equal pay cases …
Discussion: @mrsnickyclark and @jennietweetz
Shira Schoenberg / Union-News:
MA court rules that journalists are not liable for defamation when publishing police blotters, regardless of the accuracy of the claims in the police report  —  The editor of a University of Massachusetts student newspaper cannot be held liable for defamation for publishing information …
 
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook has started pulling some ads about HIV prevention drugs that fact-checkers deemed misleading, after months-long pressure from LGBTQ orgs and experts
Tina Nguyen / Politico:
John Solomon's reporting for WaPo helped sink Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign, even as both men now find themselves caught up in the same scandal
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Jason Hovet / Reuters:
Zoltan Andrusko, who was charged with facilitating the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, sentenced to 15 years in plea deal
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Ivanka Trump should be asked tough questions as she is a senior White House adviser, but Face The Nation treated her as a political pundit and “first daughter”
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
This year was the darkest yet for media in the Trump era, with threats of retribution, the end of White House briefings, and 50% more accusations of “fake news”