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Get ready to jump back in debate mode after New Years- ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos along with WMUR-TV anchor Josh McElveen are set to moderate the Republican presidential debate heading into the New Hampshire primary. It will be hosted at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 7th. That’s a Saturday and we could think of only one thing we’d rather be doing than watching a debate: anything else.

RIP- The Committee to Protect Journalists released on Tuesday it’s annual list of journalists killed while working. Total number of reporters who died for doing their job this year: 43. CPJ’s site breaks down the data a number of ways, including by each journalist’s beat, medium and gender. The deadliest country for reporters this year was Pakistan. See the full report here.

Time will be whiter in the New  Year- The only black correspondent at TIME magazine, Steven Gray, is leaving the publication early next year. Gray, who worked in the Washington bureau, made the written announcement to his colleagues last Friday, according to the Maynard Institute. When questioned about a lack of diversity at Time, Ali Zelenko, vice president for communications, told the Institute, “There is diversity of all kinds at all levels of Time’s masthead. Maintaining and increasing that diversity remains one of our top staffing priorities.” In his announcement, Gray said, “[E]ditors were inclusive, and believed that someone with roots in the Lower Ninth Ward — far from Time Magazine’s traditional club — could help lead one of journalism’s most ambitious projects.”

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