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10:45 AM ET, January 28, 2021


 Top News: 
A TV news crew was ejected from a town hall meeting with new US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in Dalton, GA, and threatened with arrest after asking a question  —  A Channel 3 reporter and photojournalist were threatened with arrest after asking U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene a question during a town hall meeting in Dalton.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it expects to face “more significant advertising headwinds” in 2021, due to changes in iOS 14 and “the evolving regulatory landscape”  —  While Facebook's fourth quarter earnings report included solid user and revenue numbers, the company sounded a note of caution for 2021.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
US political campaigns say that bans by Facebook and Google on political ads have hamstrung them during a crucial fundraising window ahead of the 2022 midterms
Wall Street Journal:
NYT promotes Cliff Levy to deputy managing editor, where he will develop procedures to vet stories from the audio unit, following the Caliphate controversy  —  Cliff Levy is promoted to deputy managing editor, will develop procedures for vetting audio content in interim role
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Walmart Media Group, now Walmart Connect, has launched a demand-side platform that provides data for ad targeting as it seeks to become a top 10 ad company  —  The retail giant is launching advertising technology that lets brands use Walmart data to buy ads outside its digital platforms
Discussion: CNBC and Bloomberg
Jennifer Barnett / Medium:
Former managing editor at The Atlantic describes a toxic workplace that drove her out, under a boss “who went on to be next in line to run the paper of record”  —  I had the plum job.  The top of the masthead of one of the most prestigious and respected publications with more than a 150-year-old history.
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
WaPo, LAT, Reuters, Wired, Vox, and HuffPost are seeking new leadership as the pipeline from regional papers has slowed and promising stars have left the field  —  When Martin Baron announced his upcoming retirement from The Washington Post on Tuesday, it made clear what is either a crisis …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: WaPo is considering National Editor Steven Ginsberg, former managing editor Kevin Merida, and National Geographic EIC Susan Goldberg, to replace Baron
Derrick Bryson Taylor / New York Times:
CBS places Peter Dunn, president of CBS TV, and David Friend, senior VP of news for TV stations, on leave, following accusations of racist and sexist conduct
David Folkenflik / NPR:
A look back at Michael Pack's seven-month tenure at USAGM, where he froze out other Republicans, suspended execs, refused visas, and paid millions to law firms  —  One way to understand the capricious nature of life at Voice of America and its federal parent agency over the last seven months …
Pippa Stevens / CNBC:
As Reddit's r/WallStreetBets pushes GameStop's stock to a record, other stocks mentioned in the subreddit surge, like AMC Entertainment, which closed up 300%+  —  - Shares of AMC Entertainment jumped more than 300% at the opening bell on Wednesday.  — In addition to GameStop …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
YouTube says its TikTok competitor Shorts is getting 3.5B views per day in its test run in India and plans to expand the feature into more markets in 2021  —  - YouTube's short video feature is gaining traction in India, the company's CEO Susan Wojcicki said Tuesday.
Discussion: @nealmohan
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
SimilarWeb: between Dec. 2019 and Dec. 2020, traffic to The Epoch Times grew 421% to 53.4M visits/month, The Gateway Pundit grew 284%, and BitChute grew 216%  —  Right-wing outlets remained the fastest-growing news websites globally in December, according to Press Gazette's latest analysis of the most popular news websites.
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