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1:55 AM ET, January 6, 2021

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Corin Faife / The Markup:
Study of 58 Facebook users' feeds in Georgia found partisan content elbowed out traditional news sites after Facebook reversed its political ad ban  —  Ahead of crucial senate runoffs, Facebook reversed its political ad ban, and the impact was visible on users' feeds
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says it will resume its political ad ban in Georgia after the polls close in the Georgia runoff elections  —  Following the Georgia runoff elections, the Facebook ban that restricts ads on social issues, elections and politics nationwide will be reimplemented in the state, the company said on Tuesday.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
The Grammy Awards are being postponed from Jan. 31, likely until sometime in March; sources said a combination of health and travel issues have led to the delay  —  Further details are expected shortly.  Sources say the show may be moved to March, although no date was confirmed at the time of this article's publication.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
C-SPAN says Steve Scully, the host placed on leave for “Twitter-related controversies” ahead of the second presidential debate, will return to work this week  —  C-SPAN says that Scully will return to work this week, producing for its television programming and hosting ‘Washington Today’ and ‘The Weekly’ for C-SPAN Radio.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Cameo says it sold 1.3M personalized videos in 2020, had ~$100M in video transactions, and 150 personalities earned $100K+/year  —  Cameo, the app that lets fans pay for personalized videos from celebrities, has hired a slew of new C-suite executives from media and tech companies …
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Keith Poole named EIC of News Corp's New York Post Group; Poole is currently deputy EIC of UK tabloid The Sun  —  News Corp announced Tuesday that Keith Poole will become editor in chief of the New York Post Group.  —  Poole, currently deputy editor in chief of the U.K. tabloid The Sun, will begins his new job in March.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Monica Lozano, the CEO of College Futures Foundation who spent 30 years as editor and publisher of La Opinión, has been elected to Apple's board of directors  —  Apple today announced that Monica Lozano, president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, has been elected to the company's board of directors.
Discussion: Variety, Apple and CNBC
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Hundreds of small outlets have been struggling with local paper delivery, as USPS is understaffed, and are bracing for mail rate increases of up to 9% in 2022  —  Historic volumes of packages have gummed up the Postal Service, and community newspapers are getting caught in the mail backlog.
Social Media Week:
Adweek acquires Social Media Week, a conference and industry news service for marketers, founded in 2009  —  Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, today announced it has acquired Social Media Week (SMW) and its flagship properties …
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
A look at the evolution of YouTube's relationships with media companies like Disney under Kelly Merryman, the platform's VP of content partnerships  —  When Kelly Merryman arrived at YouTube six years ago, the dust had just cleared on a contentious $1-billion lawsuit with Viacom that had dragged on for years.
Discussion: Business Insider
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Vizio, the No. 2 maker of smart TVs sold in the US, says viewing in 2020 grew 20.3% YoY, with streaming of ad-supported programming growing 226%  —  EXCLUSIVE: Viewing on Vizio smart TVs surged to 1.1 trillion minutes in 2020, up 20.3% from 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the manufacturer said Monday.
Discussion: The Streamable
Rob Schmitz / NPR:
How Poland's government is tightening control over private media and using public media outlets, including the state broadcaster TVP, against political foes  —  Journalist Mariusz Kowalewski noticed something was amiss when his editors came to him with a new assignment: follow an outspoken critic of Poland's ruling party with a drone.
 
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
In email, new JPI Media owner outlines plans to decentralize editorial and sales responsibilities to locally based teams and focus on “bespoke” local UK content
Reuters:
BBC says it will broadcast its biggest education offering ever, with many hours of programming for primary and secondary students, amid new pandemic lockdowns
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
The Daily Wire makes its first movie acquisition, which its members will be able to watch on a dedicated site; it is also developing two series and a film
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Khanh Vu / Reuters:
Vietnam court sentences two freelance journalists to 11 years and one to 15 years after finding them guilty of spreading anti-state propaganda
Washington Post:
Washington Post hires Olivier Knox to anchor its flagship politics newsletter The Daily 202; Knox was most recently chief Washington correspondent at SiriusXM
Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
Interview with Brian Calle, whose company Street Media owns LA Weekly, on acquiring The Village Voice, reviving the muckraking tradition at both pubs, and more
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
The Cut, the New York Media style and culture website, names Teen Vogue's editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner as its new EIC