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10:45 AM ET, November 6, 2019

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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 …
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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
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: @dapper_feller, @will_bunch, @dhm and @dhm
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Jason Koebler / VICE:
Paul Maidment resigns as editorial director of G/O Media effective immediately to pursue “an entrepreneurial opportunity”
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
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers: Albany Daily News and City of Edmonton News, two local news sites in the US and Canada with millions of pageviews, are part of an ad fraud scheme  —  Since 2004, more than 2,000 newspapers have closed in the United States, and many local news outlets are struggling to build a digital business.
Judd at Popular Information / Popular Information:
Avaaz: false stories on Facebook had 158M views in 2019, greater than before the 2016 election, with 86M views in the last 3 months, up 3x over the prior 3  —  An explosive new study reveals that political misinformation is running rampant on Facebook as the 2020 election approaches.
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.
Reveal:
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that it has been fighting a lawsuit from Planet Aid for the past three years, which has cost it $7M+  —  In 2016, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting began publishing stories resulting from a wide-ranging investigation into Planet Aid …
Jem Aswad / Variety:
The Fader says it has fired its head of content Eric Sundermann after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct  —  Eric Sundermann, head of content for The Fader, was fired by the company after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct that initially emerged on Twitter.
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
R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel News:
NBA TV is now available as a subscription-based streaming service on NBA.com 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: NBA.com, The Wrap and MediaPost
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Univision reports Q3 revenue of $681.4M up 8.5% YoY and net income of $77.4M, up from loss of $83.7M a year ago
Discussion: Univision
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
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”
Discussion: The Drum and Adweek
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
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
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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
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