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2:00 AM ET, January 13, 2021

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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Jeff Zucker tells employees that CNN Airport Network will shut down on March 31; he blames the rise in mobile video and declines in air passenger traffic  —  CNN Airport Network — the service that beamed the cable news channel's content into terminal waiting areas throughout the country — is shutting down on Mar. 31.
Jim Friedlich / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at potential damage from a successful Alden Global Capital bid for Tribune Publishing, and how civic-minded local investors could offer alternatives  —  Largely lost in the extraordinary national news of the new year is a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that could have an outsized impact on local news.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
In reply to a group of public radio stations who aired Caliphate, the NYT acknowledged errors in how it rolled out the retraction of key episodes of the podcast  —  On Tuesday, the New York Times acknowledged errors in how it rolled out the retraction of key episodes in its 2018 “Caliphate” podcast series.
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
Public radio stations have sent a protest to NYT after the collapse of Caliphate, citing Michael Barbaro's behavior and presence of Andy Mills
Pew Research Center:
Survey of 9,220 US adults: 53% get news from social media at least sometimes; 36% regularly get news from Facebook, 23% from YouTube, 15% from Twitter  —  Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans … As social media companies struggle to deal …
About Facebook:
Facebook updates priorities for news articles in News Feed, saying articles that do not contain new original reporting or analysis will get less distribution  —  Update on January 12, 2021 at 10:00AM PT: News articles that do not contain new original reporting or analysis will now receive less distribution in News Feed.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Sources: VOA White House reporter Patsy Widakuswara has been reassigned by the director after she sought to question Pompeo after his speech  —  The director of the Voice of America ordered the reassignment of a reporter for the international news organization after she sought to ask questions …
Formerly CNE Audio:
In open letter, 11 former Condé Nast Audio staff members describe consistent mismanagement, like understaffing, poor communication, abrupt ends to their tenures  —  In the summer of 2020, Condé Nast launched Condé Nast Audio with a slate of flagship podcasts planned for WIRED, Vogue, and Pitchfork.
Aaron Williams / Source:
An “exit interview” with Aaron Williams, who worked his way up to being a graphics and data reporter at WaPo and then left journalism to join Netflix  —  “There's a reason why when you think about what a ‘data journalist’ looks like, you don't think of someone who looks like me."
Keith L. Alexander / Washington Post:
US attorney's office in Washington, DC, says it will begin investigating assaults and threats on the media from January 6 and asks victims to contact its office  —  Federal prosecutors in Washington are asking members of the press who were victims of assaultive behavior or threats on Jan. 6 …
The Marshall Project:
Wesley Lowery joins the Marshall Project as a contributing editor and will spearhead an initiative to develop originally reported local investigative stories  —  Wesley Lowery is joining The Marshall Project as a contributing editor.  He will spearhead a new initiative to develop original …
 
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Yousef Munayyer / Washington Post:
Journalists comparing the Capitol attack to the Middle East or South America ignorantly invoke American exceptionalism and omit US history of political violence
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Univision announces plans to launch PrendeTV, a free, Spanish-language, ad-supported streaming service in Q1 with 30 channels
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix releases its upcoming slate of films for the first time, with 70 original movies in 2021, more than Disney and Warner Bros. combined
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Sheldon Adelson, GOP megadonor and owner of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's biggest newspaper, is dead at 87
U.S. Press Freedom Tracker:
From June 15, 2015 to the day he was suspended from Twitter, Trump posted 2,520 anti-press tweets, more than one a day, peaking in the last year
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Fox News will replace one of its only nighttime hours of news coverage with a right-wing opinion show, signifying a further shift toward incendiary programming