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4:40 PM ET, November 30, 2018


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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
AT&T says it's considering selling its Hulu stake to help reduce its $183B debt and that WarnerMedia's streaming service will have three price tiers  —  (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Thursday it has committed to cutting its heavy debt load next year through a variety of measures …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
As Sinclair seemed to waver briefly on support of Boris Epshteyn's views, a look at some other political segments that have aired on its 191 stations  —  For months, Sinclair Broadcast Group fed a steady stream of news stories and commentaries favorable to conservatives and critical …
Carl Meyer / National Observer:
Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses his case at the Supreme Court of Canada, which upholds an order to turn over his conversations with a source to the police  —  #87 of 87 articles from the Special Report:  —  Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch has lost his case at the Supreme Court of Canada …
Tavi Gevinson / Rookie:
Rookie magazine is folding, writes Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson, though the site will remain up for a few more months  —  It is with a very full heart that I write that this is the last post on Rookie.  The site will stay up for at least a few months, the shop will stay up until the end of the year, but the publication is folding.
US Day One Blog:
Apple Music will be available on Amazon Echo devices beginning the week of December 17  —  Apple Music is coming to Echo devices in the coming weeks.  —  Music has always been one of Alexa's most popular features and today we're excited to announce that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17.
Max Read / New York Magazine:
How the “Content Cycle” mirrors the infinite and sustaining water cycle, as content moves from social networks to bloggers to cable TV, and then back to social  —  On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson, his brow furrowed in a perfect imitation of a human facial expression …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
VAB report: 73% of adults who stream video watch ad-supported OTT video, 90% of adults 25-34 stream video, up 18% since 2016, but only 10% of homes are OTT only  —  New report points to added reach and improved outcomes  —  With over-the-top becoming the shiny new thing catching advertisers' eyes …
Discussion: Adweek
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 …
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
Kyle Pope / Columbia Journalism Review:
CJR partners with Galley, a platform for discussing journalism through Q&As, AMAs, articles, and conversation threads  —  For years now, we've been looking for a way to open up CJR, to invite people in to talk, to debate, to think things through.  —  It is one of the biggest frustrations …
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Opinion: As Facebook clamps down on fake news, Russian trolls and Nazis, it has also banned innocent people, proving it can't be trusted to regulate itself  —  In its effort to clamp down on fake news, Russian trolls and Nazis, the social media giant has also started banning innocent people …
Discussion: and @normative
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
AMI is trying to raise $450M to refinance multiple loans, including a $100M loan that was used to buy Bauer Publishing's celebrity titles  —  National Enquirer and Us Weekly publisher American Media Inc. is attempting for a second time in four months to refinance its mountain of debt.
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
The CEO of the US Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA and other US government media, apologizes for a Radio Martí show that attacked George Soros
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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