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9:55 PM ET, November 5, 2019


 Top News: 
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Paul Maidment resigns as editorial director of G/O Media effective immediately to pursue “an entrepreneurial opportunity”  —  Paul Maidment says it “has been a great honor” to work at G/O Media.  —  G/O Media's editorial director Paul Maidment has left the company less than a week …
Louisa Thomas / New Yorker:
G/O's demand that Deadspin stick to sports is foolish, as much of what happens in sports is a result of power, money, and the culture in which athletes operate  —  Two years ago, Sports Illustrated, which had been a weekly magazine for decades, began publishing just thirty-nine issues a year.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Amy Robach says Project Veritas video caught her in “private moment of frustration” because ABC “quashed” 2015 Epstein accuser interview over lack of evidence  —  The ‘20/20’ co-anchor explained comments she made in a video that was published by Project Veritas.
Mike Wright / Citrus County Chronicle:
Florida county commissioners block funding for a NYT digital subscription for the libraries; one called the paper “fake news” he doesn't want in the county  —  Citrus County residents reacted strongly over the weekend with the news that county commissioners blocked the library system …
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Sources: Zuckerberg remains open to some ideas about how to control political ads, including limiting the ability of candidates to microtarget users  —  Banning microtargeting has the support of Ellen Weintraub, chairwoman of the FEC, which regulates how money is raised and spent in elections.
R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel News:
NBA TV is now available as a subscription-based streaming service on and the NBA app for $6.99 per month or $59.99 per year  —  Linear sports channel available on a direct-to-consumer basis for $6.99  —  The NBA and Turner Sports made a fast break to the direct-to-consumer consumer court Tuesday …
Discussion:, The Wrap and MediaPost
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Sources: Disney will run ads for Starz on the login pages for Disney+ and ESPN+ in exchange for streaming rights for films it had licensed to Starz  —  At the center of the deal is Star Wars  —  Disney+ and ESPN+ will run ads promoting the premium TV channel Starz, The Verge has learned.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Hill is launching a new “centrist” site, Changing America, which claims to be nonpartisan, with former Smithsonian mag EIC Michael Caruso leading editorial  —  The Hill, a news outlet that gained notoriety as a font for Ukraine-oriented conspiracy theories …
Will Bunch / Philadelphia Inquirer:
Deadspin's staff revolt feels like part of a dramatic change for US labor, as workers seek a more moral workplace  —  As veteran Philadelphia journalist Dan McQuade — best known for turning a night out at a comedy show into the beginning of the end of Bill Cosby — watched his colleagues …
Discussion: @dhm and @dhm
Geoffrey Supran / HEATED:
Twitter bans environmental groups' climate-related ads, but allows Exxon to run what can only be considered issue ads as they don't promote products  —  But a Harvard researcher says Exxon's ads “epitomize the art” of political advertising.  —  Welcome to HEATED, a newsletter for people …
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 More News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
NBC needs a transparent, external investigation of its failure to air Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein
Nat Ives / Wall Street Journal:
Comscore names board Vice Chairman Bill Livek as its new CEO and executive vice chairman, following what one analyst called a “tumultuous year”
Marc Vartabedian / Wall Street Journal:
A look at a small crew of photojournalists who risk their lives during summer and fall months to photograph the front lines of California's wildfires
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
YouTube announces “Shopping” ads, a scrollable catalog of static images, which will appear on the home feed and in search results
Washington Post:
Overview of TikTok's evolving censorship approach: ex-US staff say Chinese bosses set rules on videos with heavy kissing, political topics, subversive content
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: sports streaming service DAZN plans to make nearly all of its non-live content available for free to build awareness of its exclusive content
 Earlier Picks: 
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Post #MeToo, signs emerge that glossy men's mags are backpedaling from the formula that kept them at the pinnacle of publishing for a half-century
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Texas Tribune shuts TribTalk, its sister site of contributed opinion pieces and sponsored content, after five years, citing little traffic and social shares
Matt Canham / Salt Lake Tribune:
IRS approves nonprofit status for Salt Lake Tribune, making it the first legacy paper to make the switch; ownership to be shifted to a public board of directors
George P. Slefo / Ad Age:
Meredith sells the remaining 60% stake in the ad tech company Viant, that it acquired when it bought Time, to Viant's co-founders who owned 40%
Discussion: AdExchanger and Adweek
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
BBC says it will establish a new standalone non-profit body to run the Local News Partnership, which will be expanded to cover local councils and NHS trusts