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8:35 AM ET, December 4, 2018


 Top News: 
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Tumblr says it will permanently ban adult content from its platform beginning December 17  —  Existing posts containing porn will be switched to private mode  —  Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed, PopSugar to give data to Memo, launching Jan., which sells info on how readers respond to brand mentions in articles; Memo to split revenue with pubs  —  Memo builds a marketplace for audience metrics on brands mentioned in the news  —  A startup is pitching the cash-strapped news industry …
Discussion: @memoinsights
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As digital outlets, which became entry points for young journalists after the demise of local newspapers, go under, journalism may lose a generation of talent  —  About five years ago, I was asked to visit the newsroom at Mic, a digital-media start-up backed by venture capital and focused on news for the millennial audience.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
FuboTV launches streaming service in Spain for €3.99 per month; CEO says company picked Spain as its first offering outside the US due to its high piracy rates  —  (Reuters) - FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, expanded into Spain on Monday in its first move outside North America.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Two Northern Irish investigative journalists arrested on fabricated charges by police feel like “pawns in state attack on press freedom”  —  Two investigative journalists in Northern Ireland have said they feel like “pawns in a state attack on press freedom” …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Financial Times says its new marketing services business, finalized over the last six months, will grow its paid content revenue by 30% per year  —  The Financial Times is betting on its newly assembled marketing-services business to bump up its paid-content revenue by 30 percent per year, according to the publisher.
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Reporters Without Borders: 24+ reporters killed by organized crime since Jan. 2017, with crimes often ignored by authorities who are corrupt or hostile to media  —  In Mexico, journalists have been killed by arson, gunned down at a cafe and shot execution-style while out at a bar.
New York Times:
NYT Opinion writer Bari Weiss and Vice writer Eve Peyser, former Twitter enemies, discuss how the Internet polarizes and divides  —  Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser were Twitter enemies.  Then they met.  —  Ms. Weiss is a writer and editor for the Opinion section.  Ms. Peyser writes about politics and culture for Vice.
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / The Guardian:
Rappler's Maria Ressa, charged with tax evasion after coverage critical of Philippine government, says charges are being used to intimidate her  —  Editor of independent news website Rappler has been released on bail over charges she says are being used to intimidate her
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Speaking on CNN podcast “The Axe Files”, CNN President Jeff Zucker says he is interested in running for office  —  CNN President Jeff Zucker appeared Monday on ‘The Axe Files,’ the CNN podcast with contributor and politico David Axelrod for an hour-long interview touching …
Discussion: Episodes, TVNewser and The Daily Caller
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Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
FCC's Inspector General say it found no evidence of “concealment or cover-up” by Pai regarding interactions with White House related to Sinclair-Tribune deal
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
US Supreme Court will not review copyright case Fox News brought against media monitoring service TVEyes
Discussion: Plagiarism Today and MediaPost
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says his crowdfunded news platform WikiTribune will hire journalists again in future, despite laying off editorial team in October
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Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Far-right activist and ex-Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos is $2M+ in debt, with creditors including his employees and Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari
Washington Post:
The Washington Post is adding reporters in West Africa and Brazil from 2019, bringing total number of foreign correspondents to 30 in 22 locations
Discussion: Politico and WashPost PR
Simon Owens / What's New in Publishing:
When BuzzFeed relied on native ads it praised Facebook, but after failing to scale that business, it's now alarmed by Facebook/Google like any other publisher
Discussion: The Drum
Reuters found 70+ websites pushing Iranian propaganda aimed at 15 countries using content with a connection to Tehran-based International Union of Virtual Media
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Glenn Beck's TheBlaze and Mark Levin's CRTV are to merge, creating a conservative-media entity called Blaze Media which they say will reach 165M people
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
CIA intercepts show MbS sent at least 11 Whatsapp messages to his closest advisor, who oversaw the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, before and after the murder