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4:15 PM ET, January 18, 2022


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Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube says it's winding down YouTube Originals after six years and will only fund programs that are part of its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds  —  YouTube is getting out of the business of originals: The Google-owned video giant said it is winding down its original productions team after more than six years.
Michael Schneider / Variety:
YouTube's global head of original programming, Susanne Daniels, is leaving in March after almost seven years  —  Susanne Daniels is exiting YouTube after nearly seven years at the Google-owned global video-sharing company.  The YouTube global head of original content will depart in March.
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
UK Culture Secretary confirms the BBC TV license fee will be frozen at £159 for two years, but says the funding model will be reviewed before December 2027  —  U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the U.K. TV license fee, which is the primary source of income for the BBC …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Arena Group, formerly Maven, will buy AMG/Parade, owner of Parade Magazine, for $16M and expects to report $180M in 2021 revenue, ~60% from subscriptions  —  The Arena Group, a digital publishing company formerly called Maven, plans to acquire AMG/Parade, the parent company …
Catherine Porter / New York Times:
Profile of Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and freedom-of-expression advocate, who will become the CPJ's new president in April  —  Jodie Ginsberg, a veteran British journalist and advocate, will become the president of the Committee to Protect Journalists at a time when attacks on the press are at an all-time high.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Ex-NY Post editor Michelle Gotthelf sues News Corp, NY Post, and editors, alleging she was fired by EIC for alleging sexual harassment by ex-EIC Col Allan  —  The ousted digital editor claims the Post's former longtime boss sexually propositioned her and later ordered her to scrub a story accusing Donald Trump of rape.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
NewsGuard, which rates the reliability of news sources, expects to be profitable in every quarter of 2022 thanks to licensing deals with advertisers and others  —  New York (CNN Business)NewsGuard, a four-year-old startup that scans the web and rates the reliability of news sources …
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Lizbeth Diaz / Reuters:
A journalist was murdered in Tijuana, Mexico after entering a protection program due to threats, becoming the second Mexican journalist killed in 2022  —  A Mexican photojournalist died after being shot in the head outside his home in the northern border city of Tijuana, officials said on Monday.
All seven A.V. Club employees in Chicago who G/O Media told to either move to LA or quit their jobs choose to take their severance  —  UPDATE: The seven A.V. Club workers in Chicago have decided to take their union-contract-protected severances rather than move to L.A. without a cost-of-living adjustment. A statement from the union (1/X):
Michael Schneider / Variety:
FX Research: a record 559 scripted original TV series were released in 2021, up 13% YoY, likely due to 2020 shows being delayed by COVID-19 production shutdowns  —  Peak TV is back.  After a dip in 2020 — the first decline since FX began tallying the number of scripted series every year …
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Turkish court acquits German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges; Turkey had previously barred her from leaving the country
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