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11:50 AM ET, January 19, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Fox stipulated that its settlement for hyping rumors about Seth Rich be kept secret until Nov. 3, showing how Fox is entwined with Trump-camp disinfo efforts  —  Why did the network insist an agreement with the family of a murdered young man remain undisclosed until after the election?
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News launches a new 7PM opinion show tonight with six hosts in rotation: Bartiromo, Kilmeade, Trey Gowdy, Katie Pavlich, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Mark Steyn  —  Fox News has lined up six rotating hosts for its new 7 p.m. opinion program aimed at feeding the appetite of conservative viewers in the hour.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Forbes to launch a newsletter service that will let journalists start their own paid newsletters and split the revenue, while also getting a salary and benefits  —  Forbes is launching a newsletter platform that will allow journalists to launch their own paid newsletters and split the revenue …
New York Times:
A look at the incentives, like guaranteed auction win percentages, that Facebook got from Google in the ad partnership that is now a focus of an antitrust suit  —  Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents.
David Cohen / Adweek:
Content discovery platform Taboola rolls out Stories in beta, letting publishers add the format directly to their websites or mobile articles  —  Content can be added directly to publishers' websites or mobile articles  —  Content discovery platform Taboola became the latest platform …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
ViacomCBS says it will launch Paramount+, its expanded rebrand of CBS All Access, on March 4 in the US and Latin America  —  ViacomCBS has set March 4 as the launch date for Paramount Plus, the company's effort to join the direct-to-consumer streaming revolution alongside its larger rivals.
Calla Wahlquist / The Guardian:
US, in a submission to an Australian parliamentary inquiry, urges the country to ditch its “extraordinary” plans to make Google and Facebook pay for news  —  The US in a submission to a Senate inquiry favours a voluntary code rather than government regulation
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Newsrooms are distributing protective equipment, like body armor and gas masks, and holding safety trainings to prepare reporters for Inauguration Day  —  New York (CNN Business)At the end of December, Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Chief Kimbriell Kelly was looking at getting Moleskine notebooks as gifts for her staff.
Paul Hammel / Omaha World-Herald:
Joe Ricketts says he will launch an online national news outlet based in Omaha, called Straight Arrow News, to provide news without a political slant  —  LINCOLN — Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Joe Ricketts is preparing another venture into the news business, and he's chosen Omaha as his launching pad.
 
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
To counter Trump's lingering lies, reporters should stop using shorthand like “baseless claims”, study the science of how people absorb truths, and more
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Conservative publisher Regnery picks up a book by Sen. Josh Hawley after Simon & Schuster ended its contract to publish it in the wake of the Capitol attack
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Lionel Barber / Persuasion:
Journalists' desire for moral clarity in the face of Trump's dishonesty is understandable, but abandoning “bothsidesism” risks further polarizing people
Andrew Pulver / The Guardian:
UK reimposes 10-day COVID-19 quarantine for film and TV crews but those working for the BBC are exempt
Discussion: GOV.UK, /Film and The Wrap
Elle:
An oral history of covering Trump from 2016 onwards by 23 women journalists, some of whom unwillingly became the story themselves
Eric Boodman / STAT:
Sharon Begley, an award winning science journalist who worked at Newsweek, WSJ, and STAT over 43 years, died at 64 due to cancer complications
Sportico.com:
A look at the next decade in live sports streaming: fans likely to subscribe to 3-4 services, switching them out in off-seasons rather than buy a single bundle