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5:00 PM 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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Kerry Flynn / @kerrymflynn:
CNN:
So far, mainstream media including Fox News avoid publishing the alleged whistleblower's name in the Trump impeachment probe, amid pressure from Trump allies  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify …
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 …
Judd Legum / 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.
Washington Post Newspaper Guild / Washington Post Newspaper Guild:
Washington Post Guild newsroom pay study: median salary for women of color is $30K less than white men; men receive a higher rate of merit pay raises than women  —  By members of the Washington Post Newspaper Guild  —  Washington Post employees work hard every day to ensure that our company is a leader in the journalism industry.
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
McClatchy launches Impact2020, a $50/year subscription for political news with an outside-the-beltway approach, via journalists in TX, FL, PA, NC, SC, CA, more  —  New subscription service Impact 2020 will cost $129 per year  —  As media organizations ramp up their coverage of the 2020 presidential race …
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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
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.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku reports Q3 revenue of $260.9M, above analyst estimates and up from $173.4M a year ago, as net losses rose from $7.9M to $26.5M; stock drops 13%+  —  Roku users streamed more than 10 billion hours of entertainment in the September quarter, helping the company to once again rake in big bucks with digital advertising.
Vox Media:
Vox Media closes its acquisition of New York Media, the publisher of New York magazine and more, and says it now boasts a workforce of more than 1,250 people  —  CEO Jim Bankoff and President Pam Wasserstein address the newly expanded Vox Media team about the exciting road ahead
Discussion: @kantrowitz
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Fox Corporation beats estimates with Q1 revenue of $2.67B, up 5% YoY, net income of $513M, down from $615M YoY, and announces a $2B stock buyback program  —  Fox reported its first-quarter fiscal 2020 financial results on Wednesday afternoon, when the evolving company also revealed a $2 billion stock repurchase program.
Discussion: Variety, Fox and Fox
Bobby Finger / Jezebel:
A look at Bon Appétit's YouTube channel, which has expanded to become a Food Network-type destination with series centered around hosts' specializations  —  My father got me into food thanks to his alchemic ability to turn a simple assortment of unappealing produce and expired dried spices …
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, @dhm, @will_bunch 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”
 
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The Daily Beast:
Great Hill Partners VP Eric Ahlgren, one of two execs heavily involved in the direction of G/O Media, has been removed from the equity firm's website
Jem Aswad / Variety:
The Fader says it has fired its head of content Eric Sundermann after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
NBC needs a transparent, external investigation of its failure to air Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein
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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”
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
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
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
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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