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11:10 PM ET, January 19, 2021


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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News is laying off some digital staff, including Chris Stirewalt, per source, a politics editor who oversaw the team that projected Arizona for Biden  —  Fox News is laying off some employees who work for its digital operations, part of an ongoing examination of its overall business …
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
Zoë Bernard / The Information:
Sources: Andreessen Horowitz to launch an opinion section on its website that will publish articles related to technology and business from outside contributors  —  Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, which once courted attention from the news media, is ramping up its own media efforts.
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
A look at a16z's communication efforts over the years, as the firm expands its own media operations and has largely stopped cooperating with reporters  —  Benedict Evans, Andreessen Horowitz's former in-house analyst, has mused over the years that “A16Z is a media company that monetizes through VC.”
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $6.64B vs. $6.63B est., up 21.5% YoY, global streaming paid memberships 203.7M, up 8.5M vs. 6.5M est.; stock up 12%+ after hours  —  - Netflix reported fourth quarter 2020 earnings Tuesday that beat analyst expectations on revenue and net subscriber additions but fell below EPS estimates.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Forbes will launch a newsletter service, initially hiring 20-30 journalists to start paid newsletters, splitting revenue 50/50 and giving salaries and benefits  —  Forbes is launching a newsletter platform that will allow journalists to launch their own paid newsletters and split the revenue …
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
FOIA Project: in the last four years, the media filed 386 federal FOIA suits, more than during the Bush and Obama admins combined; BuzzFeed News led in filings  —  More Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were filed during the past four years than at any time in American history …
Discussion: @hannahgreports
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Deloitte survey in October found 46% of 1,100 people canceled at least one streaming service in the last year, up from 20% in a similar survey 9 months earlier  —  Say you sign up for HBO Max to watch “The Flight Attendant.”  —  The eight-episode season concludes, and you browse for your next binge-viewing fix.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Reach says a test of Facebook Instant Articles at regional title the Liverpool Echo showed that the mobile-friendly format increased reach by 30%  —  An experiment conducted by Reach, the UK's largest newspaper publisher, found that Facebook Instant Articles get seen by almost a third …
Malcolm Owen / AppleInsider:
Apple Podcasts launches Apple Podcasts Spotlight, wherein editors choose a specific show to feature for the entire month  —  Apple has launched a new initiative to promote worthy podcasts, with Apple Podcasts Spotlight seeing editors select one podcast to feature for the entire month.
Discussion: Stitcher Blog and 9to5Mac
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Paul Hammel / Omaha World-Herald:
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