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7:55 PM ET, November 1, 2019


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Megan Greenwell / @megreenwell:
Former Deadspin EIC Megan Greenwell says the site no longer employs a single writer or editor  —  And with that, it's over. Deadspin no longer employs a single writer or editor. I am gutted but so very proud of this group of people. Deadspin was a good website.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Deadspin's entire editorial staff has now resigned; G/O Media says the company is recruiting new staff  —  Deadspin is dead, for the time being.  —  The site is now without any editors or writers — after a staff revolt that erupted this week when parent company G/O Media demanded …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
How Deadspin imploded after a long buildup of resentment between journalists and new bosses, with almost entire staff resigning by Thursday  —  The last meeting for many of Deadspin's journalists took place on Wednesday in a conference room adorned with fake black cobwebs …
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Deadspin got a new freelance contributor, Alan Goldsher, on Friday, but then he quickly quit too following backlash to his tweet announcing his new gig
Drew Magary:
Drew Magary, “cheerfully profane sports blogger at-large”, resigns from Deadspin
Sources: CFIUS has launched a review of ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of, as TikTok didn't seek clearance from CFIUS during the acquisition  —  NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: NBCUniversal is considering making its ad-supported Peacock streaming service free for everyone, with an ad-free tier available for subscribers  —  - NBC is considering giving away the ad-supported version of its streaming service Peacock for free to everyone, sources say.
Ryan Glasspiegel / The Big Lead:
Sources: The Chernin Group is exploring the sale of Barstool Sports to a gambling operator  —  The Chernin Group is exploring the sale of Barstool Sports to a gambling operator, two sources have told The Big Lead.  One source said talks were in advanced stages (as always with these things …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Ozy Media raises $35M in new funding led by Marc Lasry, a hedge fund manager who will join Ozy's board, bringing its total raised to $70M  —  OZY Media, a media and entertainment company led by Carlos Watson, said Friday that it's raised $35 million in new venture capital funding.
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Twitter's ban on political and issue ads will let companies advertise things like fossil fuel-based products but ban ads from activists advocating against them  —  The company's feel-good decision is already a mess.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday that the company …
[Thread] Twitter will stop accepting all political advertising on its platform globally starting November 22
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Canada's The Logic, focusing on business, tech, policy, and culture, has raised CAD$1.8M in seed financing from Postmedia, Relay Ventures, and angel investors
Christian Davies / The Guardian:
A Polish journalist went undercover for six months at an “ePR firm”, revealing the use of fake Twitter accounts to denigrate criticism of state broadcaster TVP
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