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7:30 PM ET, January 5, 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 …
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’
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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 …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Rush Limbaugh renews his radio show contract with iHeartMedia; Donald Trump says it is a four-year deal  —  New York (CNN Business)"The Rush Limbaugh Show" will continue well into the new decade.  —  Limbaugh, whose contract was due to expire later this year, has renewed his deal …
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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.
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.
Nieman Lab:
News organizations will start sending more geotargeted push notifications in 2020, highlighting different aspects of the same articles in different locales  —  “Coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election will mark the beginning of gerrymandered news coverage."
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apptopia: TikTok's in-app purchase revenue grew from $20M in Q3 to $50M in Q4 2019, a 310% rise YoY  —  According to newly released third-party data, TikTok has reason to dance.  —  The famous, short-video application saw its in-app purchase revenue rise 310% on a year-over-year basis according …
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 …
 
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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
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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
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