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6:30 AM ET, January 6, 2021

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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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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  —  David Montgomery has told JPI Media staff of his plan to decentralise the company and take a step away from what he described as the …
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 …
 
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BBC says it will broadcast its biggest education offering ever, with many hours of programming for primary and secondary students, amid new pandemic lockdowns
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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
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
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