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8:00 AM ET, November 6, 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
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
NYT Q3: operating profit up 17.9% YoY to $44M on revenue of $428.5M with 273K new digital-only subscriptions, for a total of 4.9M print and digital subscribers  —  Readers continue to shower The New York Times with money.  Advertisers, not so much.  —  The publisher added 273,000 …
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
NBC needs a transparent, external investigation of its failure to air Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein  —  In recent weeks, NBC has made a loud and clear statement about its values:  —  Profits matter more than journalism, ratings more than truth.  —  The official words, of course, say something different.
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 …
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Kiley Roache / Bloomberg:
Freedom House report concludes global internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year; AI advances are fueling a boom in surveillance of social media  —  - Freedom House says AI opens up new ways for mass surveillance  — U.S. score drops amid increased monitoring of social media
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The National Union of Journalists says 88% of its members do not receive holiday pay, but may be entitled to at least 28 days of paid leave per year  —  The National Union of Journalists is campaigning for freelance journalists to receive holiday pay, to which they may be legally entitled …
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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