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1:10 PM ET, January 15, 2020


 Top News: 
James Vincent / The Verge:
In a Q&A, Jack Dorsey discusses Twitter's thinking around an edit button and says “we'll probably never do it”  —  You've got to live with your mistakes, which include joining Twitter  —  Twitter users have been asking for the option to edit tweets ever since the service launched in 2006 …
Elaine Low / Variety:
Sources: Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios George Cheeks has stepped down, to succeed Joe Ianniello as the head of CBS within ViacomCBS  —  George Cheeks, vice chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, has stepped down after nearly eight years with the company and is poised …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Nexstar to launch News Nation, a three-hour primetime nightly national newscast, broadcast from Chicago on the WGN America cable channel, in mid-summer  —  Nexstar Media Group, the nation's largest owner of TV stations, plans to overhaul the primetime lineup of the WGN America cable channel …
In New Year's speech to staff, Tony Hall says BBC will move more of its news operations out of London, focus on big themes like climate change and AI, and more  —  Introduction  —  A very happy new year and welcome to Central Square - our new home right in the heart of Cardiff city centre.
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic, which once routinely published fiction from writers including Charles Dickens and Eudora Welty, recommits to regularly publishing short fiction  —  Editor's Note: Read Lauren Groff's new short story, “Birdie,” and an interview with Groff about her writing process.
Katherine Tully-McManus / Roll Call:
Capitol Hill reporters object to planned restrictions during Senate impeachment trial, questioning whether rules go beyond safety concerns to limit coverage  —  The Senate sergeant-at-arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Fortune to go behind a paywall next month as part of a major overhaul that will see its print magazine cut back to 10 times a year and a redesign of its site  —  Fortune is going to go behind a paywall next month as part of a sweeping redesign of the magazine and website.
Discussion: @editorialiste
Thomas K. Arnold / Variety:
Report: subscription streaming spending rose to $15.9B in the US in 2019, up 23.7% YoY and accounting for 63% of home entertainment market which rose to $25.2B  —  Consumer spending on home entertainment rose 8.4% to a record $25.2 billion in 2019, spurred by the at-home sector's biggest growth engine …
Discussion: The Wrap and The Streamable
Sara Fischer / Axios:
States Newsroom, a nonprofit supporting 14 newsrooms covering state capitals, plans to expand to 20+ new states in 12-18 months; sites have no paywalls or ads  —  In the next 12 to 18 months, States Newsroom, a nonprofit company that supports a group of state capital-based, independent newsrooms …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google says it will phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years  —  Google's Chrome team, advancing its web privacy effort, later this year will begin testing the “privacy sandbox” proposals it unveiled in 2019.  The Chrome tests, which Google announced Tuesday …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Reach, publisher of the UK's Mirror, Express, and Star, expands its hyperlocal news aggregator In Your Area into new regions, creating ten editorial jobs  —  Reach is expanding its online hyperlocal news aggregator In Your Area into new regions, creating ten editorial roles.
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Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the broadcaster, to consolidate its distribution businesses in Europe with those in the Middle East and Africa
Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
Following closure of Tribune's Spanish-language outlet Hoy, DePaul University student newspaper launches La DePaulia, a Spanish-language news site
Devansh Mehta / International Journalists' Network:
How a citizen journalism platform in India used Bluetooth to distribute news stories via paid messengers' phones in villages with no internet access
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Iran's initial denial of its role in downing the Ukrainian jet has led to a crisis of confidence in state media, as presenters at state broadcaster IRIB resign
iHeartMedia announces a restructuring to “modernize operations”, with layoffs affecting on-air hosts, program directors, and others in multiple cities
Sources: the US Department of Labor plans to restrict how media access major market-moving economic data at official release times, possibly creating logjams
 Earlier Picks: 
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: Disney+ was downloaded 30M+ times in the US in Q4 2019, besting TikTok; Disney+ now has 41M+ installs and generated ~$97M in revenue to date
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Annette Thomas named CEO of Guardian Media Group, parent company of the Guardian and the Observer; she will start in March
Joshua Benton / @jbenton:
[Thread] A rebuttal of Lawrence Lessig's newly filed lawsuit against the NYT, in which he alleges that a headline and opening paragraph in a story defames him