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4:05 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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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  —  At least 70 movies  —  If you're a Netflix subscriber, the company wants you to know there's a lot of new movies coming.
 
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A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
Fox News names Jason Klarman president of its streaming service, Fox Nation; he will remain marketing chief for the company as well
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
fuboTV says it is acquiring sports betting company Vigtory, which it will use to launch a sportsbook later this year
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
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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