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9:15 AM ET, January 27, 2020


 Top News: 
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 …
David Welna / NPR:
Pompeo accuses NPR's Mary Louise Kelly of lying in setting up interview, claims post-interview exchange was off the record; NPR CEO says it won't be intimidated  —  One day after a contentious interview followed by an expletive-filled verbal lashing of NPR host Mary Louise Kelly …
Ariel Zilber / Daily Mail:
WaPo suspended national political reporter Felicia Sonmez on Sunday after she tweeted a link to a 2016 story about the 2003 rape allegations against Kobe Bryant  —  Felicia Sonmez (right), who covers national politics for The Washington Post, posted a link to a story about the Kobe Bryant rape case …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora, who stepped down from Texas Tribune in November, launch the 19th, a new media outlet focused on women, with $5M in funding  —  The idea of creating a new media outlet focused on women came to Emily Ramshaw four years ago during her maternity leave.
Lynzy Billing / ZORA:
A look at various challenges Afghan female journalists face while reporting in a deeply patriarchal country, where 1,700 out of 10K in its press corps are women  —  Women reporters aim to remain at the forefront of their stories; now international media outlets need to hire them
Matthew Kassel / Mediaite:
As he moves on to become New York Times' writer at large, Jim Rutenberg reflects on writing NYT's media-focused column, Mediator, since 2016  —  When Jim Rutenberg began writing the New York Times media column at the start of 2016, on the cusp of Donald Trump's election …
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Politico launches AgencyIQ, a new B2B product covering the FDA, with subscriptions costing $25K-$75K/year and plans to expand coverage to agencies like FTC, FCC  —  Politico is chasing after more subscription revenue by starting on Monday a new business-to-business product covering the Food and Drug Administration called AgencyIQ,
Discussion: @raju
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Sky to launch two new channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature, in the spring, available as linear and on demand channels and on its streaming service NOW TV  —  Comcast's pay TV service Sky is adding two new channels to its U.K. portfolio, the company announced on Monday.
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).
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Lauren Fisher / eMarketer:
In 2020, programmatic ad spending on private marketplaces, where a deal exists between publishers and ad buyers, to surpass spending on open exchanges, a first
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
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”
 Earlier Picks: 
Nick Statt / The Verge:
YouTube gains exclusive streaming rights to Activision Blizzard's big esports events like Overwatch League, which was a Twitch exclusive for the past two years
Discussion: Wired
Brent Lang / Variety:
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman apologizes for comparing reporters' friendly rapport with their sources to how sexual predators groom their targets
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
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