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8:50 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.
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 …
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
Telegraph:
Sir David Barclay, owner of the Telegraph Media Group with his twin brother Sir Frederick, has died at 86  —  One friend recalled that he was ‘able to read the economic tea-leaves like few people of his generation’  —  Sir David Barclay, who has died unexpectedly after a short illness aged 86 …
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.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
One week later, Fox News is yet to acknowledge how the incendiary rhetoric from its shows and stars may have helped inspire the pro-Trump attack on the Capitol  —  Among some prominent Republicans, inside social media companies and in other major institutions throughout society …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Disney and MPA join Comcast and AT&T in suspending donations to members of Congress who voted not to certify the presidential election results  —  The Motion Picture Association and Disney have joined the ranks of companies refusing to donate to members of Congress who voted not to certify the presidential election results.
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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."
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches a mobile-only Prime Video plan in India starting at Rs. 89, or ~$1.3, per month  —  Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing.  —  The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition …
 
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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
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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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
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
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