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8:25 PM ET, January 25, 2020

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Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
After a testy interview, All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly says Mike Pompeo shouted at her, cursed, and asked her to find Ukraine on a map  —  All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly claimed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shouted at her, dropped the F-bomb …
BBC:
BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane to step down from his role due to PTSD stemming from “several decades of work in conflict zones around the world”  —  The BBC's Fergal Keane is stepping down from his role as Africa editor due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Brent Lang / Variety:
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman apologizes for comparing reporters' friendly rapport with their sources to how sexual predators groom their targets  —  Quibi CEO Meg Whitman apologized for comparing journalists to sexual predators, saying her remarks did not convey her true feelings about the press.
Tad Walch / Deseret News:
Clayton Christensen, who created the theory of disruptive innovation and influenced CEOs at companies like Apple and Netflix, dies at 67  —  Clayton Christensen talks to people after giving his keynote speech at the Governor's Utah Economic Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Fox News opts for opinion programming over airing impeachment trial and broadcast networks stick to regular programming, unlike CNN and MSNBC  —  New York (CNN Business)Executives at Fox News shielded the channel's audience on Wednesday night from the impeachment trial proceedings playing …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann launches Byte, a Vine-like short-form video app, on iOS and Android, aims to start its partner program to pay creators “soon”  —  Two years after Vine's co-founder Dom Hofman announced he was building a successor to the short-form video app, today Byte makes its debut on iOS and Android.
Mansha Daswani / World Screen:
PwC: there were 635 deals in the media and telco space in 2019, down 27% YoY; overall deal value dropped 25% to $91.9B with 4 megadeals accounting for $40.6B  —  While calling 2019 a “transformative year” in M&A in the media and telco sectors, with several megadeals and a shifting relationship …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon claims Prime Video has ~65K titles, but 66% of those are user uploaded, including thousands of short instructional clips and conspiracy theory videos  —  Streaming service touts its large collection of titles, but a majority are uploads—and questionable films are in the mix
Joe Lucia / Awful Announcing:
Minute Media, which bought The Big Lead and The Players' Tribune in 2019, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation  —  We've been wondering what the future holds for Fansided for months now, dating back to Authentic Brands Group's purchase of Sports Illustrated last May. Fansided wasn't part of that deal.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Emma Tucker named Sunday Times editor, the first woman in the role since 1901  —  Times deputy editor replaces Martin Ivens, who joins Times Newspapers board  —  The Sunday Times has appointed Emma Tucker as its first female editor in more than a century.
 
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Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Trump and surrogates have poured attention on some local talk-radio hosts like Virginia's John Fredericks, a tactic that pays off with on-air support and praise
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK Culture Secretary launches investigation into whether DMGT's £49.6M purchase of the i paper adversely affects plurality of views in the UK newspaper market
Li Yuan / New York Times:
As coronavirus spreads, many media outlets in China that played key roles in revealing the 2003 SARS outbreak have been silenced or sidelined by government
PBS NewsHour:
Jim Lehrer, a longtime PBS news anchor who moderated a dozen presidential debates and wrote about 20 novels, has died at 85