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5:20 PM ET, November 29, 2018

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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Mic Network has agreed to sell to Bustle Digital Group for about $5M, a fraction of Mic's valuation of $100M based on its investment round in April 2017  —  Struggling digital publisher lays off most of its staff ahead of sale  —  Digital publisher Mic Network Inc. has agreed …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mic has laid off a majority of its 100-person staff ahead of Bustle acquisition; publisher Cory Haik has already left, sources say the cofounders will remain  —  The publisher is trying to sell the remainder of the company to Bustle Digital Group.  —  Mic is laying off the majority off …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook will exempt ads from eligible news outlets from its political ad archive in the UK, a policy it plans to extend to the US and Brazil pending UK tests  —  Social network to act against ‘dark adverts’ with compulsory disclaimers saying who paid  —  Every political advert on Facebook …
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Fox News has not tweeted since November 8 when it began an apparent boycott of Twitter, even with Tuesday's launch of its streaming service Fox Nation  —  The network hasn't tweeted since Nov. 8.  —  Tuesday was a red-letter day for Fox News: The launch of Fox Nation …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Though Fox rebuked its personalities for appearing in campaign rallies and providing interviewees with scripts, it's unclear if formal ethics standards exist  —  There are ethical standards at Fox News, we're told.  —  But just what they are, or how they're enforced, is an enduring mystery.
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme now publishing paid and free “Leaderboards” showing the most influential reporters around a specific news topic  —  Today Techmeme has begun publishing Topic Leaderboards, which list the top authors and publications covering 24 topic areas such as cloud computing, autonomous vehicles …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube begins rolling out Stories, which last for seven days on its mobile app and can be viewed by everyone, to accounts with over 10,000 subscribers  —  Amid some concern from the community  —  YouTube is expanding its Instagram-like Stories capability to more creators today …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Tucker Carlson was featured in 265 articles on the Daily Stormer between November 2016 and November 2018, about 10 times more than any other conservative pundit  —  It's no secret that Andrew Anglin, among the United States' most prominent white supremacists, loves Tucker Carlson.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Tidal is now available on Plex for $9.99/month, the first streaming music service to be fully integrated into Plex  —  A milestone moment for the XBMC fork  —  Plex users can now stream Tidal music directly from the Plex app.  Moreover, subscribers can save up to $60 a year on the price of both Tidal and Plex Pass subscriptions.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Mail Online ad revenue overtakes print for first time, as publisher DMGT reports ad revenue of £122M for Mail Online and £119M for Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday  —  Website manages to hit milestone despite 13% slump in global audience  —  Mail Online's ad revenues have overtaken …
 
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
The White House press pool was left behind without explanation after the National Christmas Tree lighting as Trump returned to the White House
AllAccess.com:
Leon Neyfakh, a Slate reporter and host of the Slow Burn podcast, says he's leaving to launch a podcast on past political scandals in the first half of 2019
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts its “Today In” local news digest in its app in 400 US cities and is testing Local Alerts with 100 local government and first responder Pages
Matthew Singer / Willamette Week:
Thrillist article on Portland restaurant Stanich's, which launched a debate about food criticism, left out important context about the owner's legal troubles
Media Matters for America:
Sinclair is forcing its ~100 news stations to air a segment featuring Boris Epshteyn defending the tear-gassing of migrants at the border, including children