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7:15 AM ET, January 4, 2020

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Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
The Fox News “cabinet”, which seemingly shapes US policy, has given virtually unvarnished praise for the Suleimani strike, with the exception of Tucker Carlson  —  If President Donald Trump tuned in to Fox News after ordering Thursday night's successful U.S. operation to kill …
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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
With coverage of Suleimani's death, cable news outlets have again shown they're “hard-wired” to support war, promoting military and government perspectives  —  In the early hours of the morning, local time, state media in Iraq reported that Qassem Suleimani …
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Tina Nguyen / Politico:
Sources: The Hill's owner seeks investors or buyers for the publication, which has faced questions about accuracy of posts by ex-staffer John Solomon on Ukraine  —  Jimmy Finkelstein, owner of The Hill, is shopping his publication, whose op-eds alleging various conspiracy theories about Ukraine …
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Murdoch-owned newspapers in Australia are accused of downplaying massive bushfires, and The Australian has been consistent in pushing climate change denialism  —  Herald Sun relegates bushfires to page 4 while Courier Mail brings good news via ‘Onion Oracle’
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at the Hype House “collab house”, a collective of 19 young influencers renting an LA mansion, whose TikTok group handle amassed 3M followers in ~10 days  —  The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger.
Bruce Haring / Deadline:
Report by a PBS external investigator claims Tavis Smiley had sexual relationships with subordinates, committed acts of verbal abuse and inappropriate touching  —  A report by an external investigator hired by PBS claims former talk show host Tavis Smiley spent decades engaged in sexual relationships …
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J. Craig Anderson / Press Herald:
Four daily Maine newspapers published by Masthead Maine, including the Portland Press Herald, to cut their Monday print editions starting March 2  —  To preserve newsroom jobs, the Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal will discontinue Monday print editions starting March 2.
Michael Calderone / Politico:
NYT editorial page editor James Bennet says a Bret Stephens column advancing a race-based theory of “Jewish genius” was fully edited before publication  —  Amid criticism of a column praising “Jewish genius,” James Bennet defends the paper's standards and procedures.  —  The New York Times building.
 
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Priti Salian / Public Radio International:
A look at Amal, Berlin!, a new online news outlet for Arabic, Farsi, and Dari audiences, staffed with journalists who fled countries like Syria, Iran, and Egypt
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK government moves daily briefings to Downing Street, instead of the House of Commons; cell phones may not be allowed, prompting concern about press access
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Report: spending on music streaming in the UK rose by 23.5% in 2019 to cross £1B for the first time, while digital video sales grew by 21.5% to hit £2.1B
Rainesford Stauffer / Teen Vogue:
Student journalists are filling news gaps, pushing for student reporters' rights, launching outlets on social media, and focusing on diverse representation
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Study: 10.6% of 2019's 100 highest-grossing films were from female directors, up from 4.5% in '18; women co-directed 2 of top 10 most successful global releases
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Comscore: Disney earned 33% of domestic box office grosses in 2019, the first time since 1999 that one studio had such a high revenue share in US/Canada
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
NYT deletes a tweet calling Eddie Gallagher a “retired” Navy SEAL with a new apparel line while failing to mention his court martial and clemency from Trump
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Mail on Sunday published a correction after IPSO ruled an article about Labour's stance on capital gains tax was inaccurate, 10 days after UK's general election
John Koblin / New York Times:
Richard Plepler, former CEO of HBO, signs a five-year deal with Apple through his company Eden Productions to produce films and shows exclusively for Apple TV+