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8:10 AM ET, February 10, 2020


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Netflix's aggressive Oscars campaign that's spending an estimated $100M+ mainly to promote two films, while other studios usually spend $5M-$20M per film  —  With lavish parties, huge billboards, and screenings around the world, awards campaigning may never be the same
Emily Bell / The Guardian:
NYT's success in hitting a target of $800M annual digital revenue, while young startups struggle, lays bare media's disastrous winner takes all state of affairs  —  A handful of legacy institutions thrive as digital startups face increasing pressures  —  The financial health of journalism …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
A look at New Hampshire's WMUR, a Hearst-owned station watched by 56% of the state's households weekly and which took in ~$40M in political advertising in 2016  —  The unsuccessful 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns of publishing scion Steve Forbes may have faded from memory.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Journalists should avoid framing politics as a horserace and stop making political predictions in part because there's so little accountability if they're wrong  —  Of all the lessons the mainstream media should have learned over the past four years, one of them is inexcusably obvious: We're bad at predictions.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Sun admits its reporter attended an attack on the home of Manchester United boss, after the club complained that the paper had advance notice of the attack  —  The Sun has admitted its reporter attended an attack on the home of Manchester United boss Ed Woodward, but said the journalist …
Discussion: @hackinginquiry
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CBS News president called threats against Gayle King “reprehensible” after King was criticized for asking about Kobe Bryant's rape charge in an interview  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew …
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
A look at the profitable subscription-based tech news site The Information, which Jessica Lessin says is expected to reach $20M in sales by the end of 2020  —  Jessica Lessin's online tech publication costs $399 a year and has no ads.  Silicon Valley's elite is eating it up.
@CTGuild / Chicago Tribune Guild:
[Thread] Tribune Publishing's Chicago-area newsrooms are losing more than a dozen staffers who chose to take buyouts in the most recent round of cuts  —  Today we mark the departures of more than a dozen colleagues, both in and out of the Guild, across all Chicago-area Tribune Publishing newsrooms, who have chosen to take the most recent round of buyouts. We wish them the best in this new era for their careers and their lives.
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ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, who was criticized for working as both ESPN analyst and NY Mets adviser, resigns from the Mets, gets pulled from Sunday Night Baseball
Maria Repnikova / New York Times:
Journalists in China have managed to cover the coronavirus outbreak by veiling criticism in human-interest stories and drawing on expert commentary
Muri Assunção / New York Daily News:
Elena Milashina, who has won awards for reporting on the torture of gay men in Chechnya, was beaten up by a crowd at a hotel in the Chechen capital of Grozny
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
The author of California's AB5 law says she'll seek amendments to remove restrictions on freelance journalists, cutting out the 35 article submission cap
 Earlier Picks: 
Ad Age:
New York Times Magazine leads Ellies with 10 nominations, a record for the title; NY Magazine gets nine, Nat Geo eight, Bon Appetit and the New Yorker six each
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Since it began, Netflix has taken down nine pieces of content after govt requests: five in Singapore, and one in New Zealand, Vietnam, Germany and Saudi Arabia