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2:00 AM ET, February 4, 2020

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Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs escorted out of Trump campaign Iowa press event on Monday, after a Dec. campaign pledge to no longer credential Bloomberg reporters  —  President Trump's re-election campaign escorted a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Iowa, following a pledge no longer …
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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ahead of today's caucuses in Iowa, there is ample indication that media is repeating all the framing errors that shaped coverage in 2016
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
The numbers from the spiked Des Moines Register poll in Iowa circulated among some journalists, and some of them say the poll quietly influenced their coverage
Adam Wren / Politico:
LGBT reporters covering Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay mainstream presidential candidate, say they bring a unique perspective that straight reporters lack
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Campaign coverage ahead of Iowa caucuses was dominated by the impeachment as ABC, CBS, and NBC nightly news devoted 10 minutes of airtime vs 86 minutes in 2016
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Alphabet breaks out revenue numbers for YouTube ads for the first time, says they generated $4.7B in Q4 revenue and $15.15B in fiscal 2019, up from $11.16B YoY  —  - Google broke out numbers for YouTube and Cloud for the first time Monday.  — YouTube ads generated $15.15 billion in revenue in 2019 …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sundar Pichai says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium together have more than 20M paying subscribers, and YouTube TV has more than 2M subscribers in the US  —  YouTube Music and YouTube Premium together have more than 20 million paying subscribers, and YouTube TV — Google's …
Pippa Crerar / Mirror.co.uk:
Journalists from every major UK broadcaster and paper walk out after attempts to remove those from left-of-center publications from a Downing Street briefing  —  Members of every major national news outlet left a Downing Street briefing in protest in an escalation of tensions between Boris Johnson's team and the media
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Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Cards Against Humanity has purchased ClickHole from G/O Media for an undisclosed cash sum; ClickHole employees will become the majority owners of the site  —  Cards Against Humanity, the card game company, purchased Clickhole.com from its owners at G/O Media on Monday for an undisclosed amount …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: last year WaPo editor Marty Baron threatened to fire reporter Wesley Lowery after he posted a series of tweets about racism in the Tea Party  —  The newspaper's Kobe Bryant tweet mess last week wasn't the first time WaPo bosses got into heated clashes with reporters over social-media policy.
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Emily Peck / HuffPost:
Sources: handling of Felicia Sonmez's tweets is the latest example of unequal treatment of men and women at WaPo, also reflected in its coverage and pay gap
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed News is recruiting three “Teen Ambassadors”, aged 16 to 19, to create TikTok and Instagram videos as part of the site's 2020 election coverage  —  BuzzFeed News is looking for a few good teens.  The news division of the popular entertainment site is recruiting a brand …
Kate Feldman / New York Daily News:
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announces on his show that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and will miss some shows during his treatment  —  Rush Limbaugh, the loudmouthed conservative radio host, announced on his show Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
HBO Max acquires “On the Record”, the documentary about a Russell Simmons accuser that Oprah pulled from Apple TV+  —  Following a thunderstorm of Oprah Winfrey-related controversy and a successful Sundance film festival premiere, “On the Record” has secured domestic distribution at HBO Max.
Discussion: The Wrap
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
A look at DirecTV's problems as AT&T increasingly treats the once best-in-class pay TV service, which lost nearly 3M subscribers in 2019, like a relic  —  Last summer, a 14,000-pound satellite named T-16 was shot into space.  —  With little fanfare, it joined the orbiting fleet …
Giles Hattersley / British Vogue:
Naga Munchetty talks about the aftermath of speaking out against Trump's racist remarks, being at the center of a BBC crisis, institutional racism, and more  —  When queen of breakfast TV Naga Munchetty spoke out against Donald Trump's racist remarks, she didn't expect to become the centre of a BBC crisis.
Mia Galuppo / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney paid $75M for global rights to the Hamilton film, a stage performance by the original cast captured in 2016 and set to be released in fall 2021  —  The Lin-Manuel Miranda-led production will hit the big screen in 2021.  —  Disney is bringing Hamilton to the big screen.
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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Hulu's Randy Freer and Twentieth Century's Emma Watts chose to depart rather than accept lesser roles as Disney's strategy for Fox assets became clear
Discussion: @jbflint
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
ViacomCBS will launch its free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV in Latin America at the end of March and Brazil at the end of 2020
Discussion: Reuters and The Streamable
Nasdaq:
Tribune Publishing says its CEO Timothy Knight is leaving and will be succeeded by EVP and CFO Terry Jimenez, who will also become its President
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
YouTube shows how it's cracking down on election disinformation: removing doctored and misleading videos, as well as those questioning a candidate's eligibility
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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Gaana, the most popular music-streaming service in India, has 152M monthly users, over half of Spotify's global user base, double Apple Music's global count
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Publishers like the Guardian, The Times, and Le Monde are publishing fewer stories, leading to higher audience traffic, higher dwell times, and more subscribers