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9:05 AM ET, January 5, 2020


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
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’
Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
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 …
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.
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.
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Disney pulls local news broadcasts from around a dozen ABC-owned stations from the streaming news app NewsOn, the first major launch partner to leave the app  —  Disney has pulled local news broadcasts from around a dozen ABC-owned stations from the streaming news app NewsOn as the company forges ahead …
Discussion: @matthewkeyslive
Bradley Johnson / Ad Age:
Since 2009, internet media's share of US media jobs has risen from 11% to 36%, while newspapers' share fell from 35% to 17% and magazines' from 16% to 11%  —  Overall, U.S. media employment has fallen by 20,000 jobs since 2009.  What's up?  Internet jobs.  What's down?  Everything else
Discussion: @michellemanafy and @mandomando
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
2020 resolutions for the media: challenge lies, ignore Trump's ad-libbed drivel, explain how politics affects people, critique ideas regardless of their sources  —  New Year's resolutions can be hard to keep.  At least, they are for this humble columnist.  To counteract that …
Robert Ito / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at how news outlets from the New York Times to High Country News have embraced speculative fiction and the pitfalls thereof  —  Sam Greenspan, a former producer at NPR, released the first episode of his new podcast, Bellwether, in July.  The name of the show, Greenspan says …
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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apptopia: TikTok's in-app purchase revenue grew from $20M in Q3 to $50M in Q4 2019, a 310% rise YoY
Discussion: Threatpost
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
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
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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