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12:20 PM ET, January 12, 2021

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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 …
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Nick Wadhams / Bloomberg:
In VOA speech, Secretary Pompeo says VOA too often demeans the US and that “It is not fake news for you to broadcast that this is the greatest nation” ever  —  - He says broadcaster isn't ‘Vice of America’ focused on wrongs  — Whistle-blowers at agency challenged speech aired globally
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  —  Mr. Adelson drew a cornucopia of cash from his empire of casinos and resort hotels and poured money into right-wing causes.  —  Sheldon G. Adelson, a cabdriver's son …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Univision announces plans to launch PrendeTV, a free, Spanish-language, ad-supported streaming service in Q1 with 30 channels  —  Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., will announce today the launch of “PrendeTV,” a free, ad-supported streaming service, sources tell Axios.
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  —  By the time the social media platform Twitter permanently suspended his account on Jan. 8, 2021, President Donald Trump had posted 2,520 tweets …
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.
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
AT&T announces it is no longer selling AT&T TV Now, its skinny bundle, to new subscribers; it launched the product in 2016 as DirecTV Now  —  One of the earliest Live TV Streaming Services is no longer available to new customers.  AT&T TV NOW, which was originally known as DIRECTV NOW has been sunset.
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap, Fast Company and 9to5Mac
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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  —  An influential group of more than 20 public radio stations in major cities across the country are condemning the actions of The New York Times …
Apophia Agiresaasi / Global Press Journal:
African Centre for Media Excellence says about half of Uganda's ~50 print outlets shut down due to the pandemic and ahead of this month's presidential election  —  Publication Date  —  KAMPALA, UGANDA — Late in November, as this city erupted in flames, reporters from The Observer newspaper rushed toward the smoldering downtown.
Discussion: @emilylkaiser
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Video-sharing site Rumble, popular among conservatives, sues Google, accusing it of diverting traffic to YouTube  —  Video-sharing site Rumble, citing a Wall Street Journal investigation, alleges Google diverted traffic away from it toward YouTube  —  Video-sharing site Rumble Inc. accused Google …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Study: Asia's online video market passed $30B in 2020 as subscription revenue overtook ads for the first time; avg. growth/year is projected at 12% until 2025  —  Asia's online video market surpassed $30 billion for the first time in 2020, according to new research.
 
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Ryan Ori / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Tribune to move out of its downtown Prudential Plaza office to a printing facility north of downtown, three years after leaving Tribune Tower
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN announces new assignments: Kaitlan Collins will be chief WH correspondent and Jim Acosta will be chief domestic correspondent and have a weekend anchor role
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
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
After laying off half its staff in Feb. 2020, Protocol's president says it had 7M unique visitors last year and is planning an international expansion
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Memo: Cumulus Media, which employs some of the most popular right-leaning US talk radio hosts, tells personalities to stop suggesting the election was stolen
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
The informal image on Vogue's print cover of VP-elect Kamala Harris draws criticism for lacking respect, authority, and grandeur