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9:25 PM ET, January 12, 2020


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Stephanie Grisham cannot be described as the worst ever White House press secretary, because she may hold the title, but she is not doing that job  —  Hearing Joe Lockhart talk about his old job as White House press secretary almost seems quaint.  —  The idealism: “Your main job is to advocate for the press within the government.”
In an open letter, 13 former White House press secretaries, foreign service and military officials call for the return of regular WH and other press briefings  —  The last White House press briefing was 301 days ago  —  In an open letter, a group of 13 former White House press secretaries …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Interview with journalist Nick Martin on starting The Informant, a newsletter and news site dedicated to covering hate and right-wing extremism in the US  —  “I'd never want to be in the position of doing like The New York Times style of writing about the Nazi next door who sometimes eats at Applebee's."
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired:
StreamElements: Twitch's “Just Chatting” category for non-gaming streamers was the most popular category for the first time in December with 81M hours watched  —  After years of ridicule, streamers who ‘just chat’ prove that there's room for gabbing, not just gaming, on the platform.
Nancy Tartaglione / Deadline:
Comscore: 2019 global box office revenues hit an all-time high of $42.5B, with non-US markets accounting for $31.1B, including $9.2B in China and $2.2B in Japan  —  The theatrical business continued to thrive overseas in 2019, hitting a record $31.1B per comScore's latest estimates, and an all-time high of $42.5B globally.
Derek M. Norman / New York Times:
A look at the Archive of Contemporary Music, one of the world's largest music collections with 3M+ recordings, which must leave its Manhattan space by June  —  The Archive of Contemporary Music is losing its space in TriBeCa.  —  In a part of Manhattan booming with trendy green high rises …
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
FX on Hulu to launch on March 2; going forward, FX will premiere 2-3 episodes in the first week, even on its linear networks, then release episodes weekly  —  Company had ‘hit a ceiling’ as a basic cable network  —  Key Insights:  —  For more than a decade, FX Networks has honed its brand as a premium basic cable network.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The number of news outlets in a Florida partnership sharing climate change reporting has tripled; some say the partnership makes grant funding easier to get  —  “On this one issue, we've decided to drop the guns and share consistently.”  “Our readers are getting 10 times more stories about climate change than they otherwise would.”
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The antitrust exemption that would allow publishers to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook will not produce the results publishers seek  —  Republicans and Democrats are (surprisingly!) teaming up to help news organizations negotiate with the tech giants.
Ryan Glasspiegel / The Big Lead:
In a letter to the union, G/O CEO says G/O plans to relaunch Deadspin in Chicago as an Onion property and is suspending negotiations over editorial independence  —  The entire staff of Deadspin walked away from the site in late October, and there have been no stories published there since November 4th.
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Sara Rafsky / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interviews with journalism professionals reveal gaps in New York City's local news coverage for some neighborhoods, and in topic areas like health care and law
Isobel Cockerell / Coda Story:
IFJ: at least 15 Iranian journalists and media outlets report that Instagram has suspended their accounts; Instagram says it is complying with US sanctions
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Oprah Winfrey pulls documentary about a Russell Simmons accuser from Apple TV+ and says she will no longer be an executive producer, citing creative differences
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Ranjan Roy / Margins:
Facebook's corporate comms have felt combative and sloppy since late 2018, and now even rank and file employees are facing public vilification
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Murdoch-owned Australian media outlets echo messages from social media bots and trolls and continue to say climate change policy would have no impact on fires