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3:35 AM ET, November 7, 2019

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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 …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
In a wide-ranging interview, Reed Hastings says Netflix's spending on content will grow and defends cutting an episode of Hasan Minhaj's show in Saudi Arabia  —  Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings tackled a wide array of issues surrounding the streaming giant during a packed 30-minute keynote session …
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.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
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  —  Facebook has already powered 158 million views of fake U.S. political news in 2019 and is poised to see an explosion of disinformation next year …
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 …
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 …
RELATED:
Kerry Flynn / @kerrymflynn:   The New York Times reveals the size of its international readership for the first time: 500,000 digital subscribers, mostly from Britain, Canada, and Australia
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
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter announces Topics, which lets users follow 300+ subjects in their timeline, rolling out from Thursday; topics include sports and gaming but not politics  —  Starting with more than 300 subjects across sports, gaming, and entertainment  —  Recently, a friend told me he wanted to spend …
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.
MediaPost:
Conviva: streaming video quality is improving, with PCs seeing the most consistent quality improvements, but 39% of streaming video ad attempts fail  —  As the streaming wars commence, the good news is that the general streaming video experience is improving — no doubt in part …
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 …
 
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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
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
Peter Szekely / Reuters:
Florida county board says it will revisit the decision to reject its library system's request for a digital subscription to NYT, following backlash
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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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
NBC needs a transparent, external investigation of its failure to air Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein