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7:25 PM ET, January 5, 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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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Internal Facebook communications about American Crossroads ads suggest dysfunction and confusion regarding Facebook's political ad policy and moderation system
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.
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.
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 …
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  —  EXCLUSIVE: Conservative news website The Daily Wire has made its first movie acquisition with high school-shooting thriller Run Hide Fight …
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  —  When Brian Calle purchased L.A. Weekly, no one saw it coming.  —  The editor of the Orange County Register's opinion section …
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
YouTube briefly suspended the account of News Corp-owned talkRADIO in the UK on Tuesday because it allegedly breached COVID-19 content standards  —  Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube restored a News Corp.-owned U.K. radio station to its service after suspending the channel for most of a day because it allegedly breached content standards.
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.
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  —  The Washington Post today announced it has hired Olivier Knox, a veteran political reporter and broadcast journalist …
 
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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
Discussion: Variety, CNBC and Apple
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%
Discussion: The Streamable
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Brent Lang / Variety:
Study: women made up 16% of directors of 100 highest grossing films in 2020, up from 12% in 2019, and ~10% of directors of top watched-at-home films since March
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