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10:05 AM ET, November 11, 2018


 Top News: 
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
The Philippines says it will charge news site Rappler and founder Maria Ressa for tax evasion; Rappler accuses government of trying to silence critical coverage  —  SHANGHAI — The Philippine government said on Friday that it would charge a veteran journalist and her online news start-up with tax evasion …
Eric Johnson / Recode:
Interview with ex-ESPN president John Skipper, now chairman of online sports streaming company DAZN, which has more subscribers than any other such service  —  Skipper's new goal is to make watching sports online a big business, starting in the U.S. with boxing.
Discussion: Awful Announcing
Wall Street Journal:
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Profile of 6AM, a spinoff of legacy print company Community Journals Publishing Group, on using newsletters and Instagram Stories to attract a younger audience  —  As a younger-generation American who wants to be informed about my local area, is there a good option to get local news …
Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
Changing viewing habits and desire for more ad revenue are prompting YouTube creators to post ever longer videos  —  ONE MONTH AGO, a dog I have never met died.  His owners are YouTubers Simon and Martina, a Canadian couple who make videos about the delicious food they eat in Tokyo, where they live.
Discussion: @wired
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Pew: of 4,500 US adults, 34% regularly let their child watch YouTube, with 47% saying they do occasionally; 61% say their kids encountered unsuitable videos  —  Survey shows that most parents let their children watch the Google-owned video site, amid concern it is profiting from advertisements targeting minors
New York Times:
A look at a week's work at NYT's legal department as it pushes to unseal court records, release government documents through FOIA requests, and more  —  Over the course of a week, The Times's lawyers were unusually successful in helping reporters gain access to court documents, closed proceedings and government agency files.
Discussion: @susannecraig
Sara Fischer / Axios:
MoffettNathanson data shows 1M+ people cancelled cable and satellite TV packages last quarter but ~75% of households still pay for traditional TV, per Nielsen  —  More than 1 million people ditched their cable and satellite TV packages last quarter, the most ever in a quarterly earnings period …
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Post-GDPR, some brands are pushing ad agencies to take more responsibility for data breaches, asking agencies to agree to pay fines in case of a breach  —  The risk of millions of dollars in fines adds a new flashpoint to brands' relations with shops  —  New data privacy rules are pushing marketers …
Discussion: @robnorman
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation awards the International Center for Journalists a $5M grant over five years for the ICFJ Knight Fellowships program  —  FELLOWS WILL FOSTER DIGITAL INNOVATION AND HELP ADDRESS THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION  —  Fellows will foster digital innovation and help address the global spread of misinformation
Discussion: @knightfdn
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Jelter Meers / OCCRP:
Romania threatens to fine investigative non-profit RISE Project €650/day and up to €20M unless it reveals corruption investigation sources, citing GDPR
Discussion: Romania Insider and OCCRP
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook has quietly released an app for iOS and Android called Lasso, designed to compete with TikTok, that lets users create short videos
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Giphy unveils its short-form video platform and showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier this week
Discussion: The Verge
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Leaked audio and screenshots show Axios dismiss criticism after it used a clip of Trump saying he would end birthright citizenship as a promo for its HBO show
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
E. W. Scripps reports Q3 revenue of $303M, up 51% YoY; political ad revenue reached $140M, up 86% from 2014 midterms
Discussion: MediaPost, PR Newswire and MediaPost
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