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12:40 PM ET, December 6, 2018


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Rani Molla / Recode:
Ampere Analysis: Comcast, WarnerMedia, Fox, and Disney shows make up nearly 20% of Netflix's content library while originals account for 8%  —  The streaming media pioneer could lose about a fifth of its content hours.  —  Following Netflix's lead, nearly every major video company is moving into the streaming media business.
Discussion: Recode
Associated Press:
Ecuador's president says the UK has provided guarantees that Julian Assange won't be extradited to a country with the death penalty, so he can leave the embassy  —  QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave …
Discussion: Politico
Mother Jones:
How Facebook became the primary source and destroyer of news with algorithm changes and inaction on propaganda and disinformation, in favor of the bottom line  —  Right-wing propaganda is still doing great.  Journalism, not so much.  —  Mother Jones illustration; Getty
Richard Conway / BBC Sport:
Britain's big gambling companies agree to stop advertising during live sports broadcasts, including any game that starts before 9pm  —  Britain's biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban.  —  The Remote Gambling Association …
Discussion: The Guardian
Alex Stedman / Variety:
No female directors were nominated for the 2019 Golden Globes, which have only nominated five women in the category since they began in 1944  —  Once again, the Golden Globes have an all-male line-up of best director nominees.  —  The nominees, announced Thursday morning, are Bradley Cooper …
Discussion: The Wrap and Broadcasting & Cable
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Inside's The Force Report, which examined 72K+ incident forms from 2012 to 2016 to expose patterns of use of force by police statewide  —  Reporters at took 72,607 incident forms from 565 municipalities in the last five years.  —  It took 506 public records requests.
Thomas K. Arnold / Variety:
Comcast becomes the first pay-TV provider and the seventh digital retail partner for Disney's Movies Anywhere, which has 6M registered users  —  Editorial Director, Home Media Magazine  —  Comcast's Xfinity Digital Store has joined digital movie-collection service Movies Anywhere …
USA Today:
Gannett President and CEO Robert Dickey announces he will retire in May 2019 as board initiates a succession plan  —  Robert J. Dickey announced his retirement and has agreed to remain with the company until May 7, 2019.  If a successor is identified prior to that date, Dickey will stay on as an adviser.
Discussion: CNN
Asia Fields / The Seattle Times:
The Tacoma News Tribune to lay off 67 employees starting in February as it outsources its printing and says no newsroom staff will be cut  —  Layoffs will begin in February and last through September.  They follow the company's recent decision to outsource its printing business.
Discussion: @byrosenberg
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Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet says an international investigation is needed to determine who killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Discussion: Press Gazette and Mediaite
New York Times:
CBS draft report says former CEO Leslie Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators to preserve his reputation and save his $120M severance deal