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6:05 PM ET, November 8, 2019


 Top News: 
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Facebook and YouTube say they are removing content that mentions the possible name of the whistleblower whose complaint prompted Trump impeachment inquiry  —  New York (CNN)Facebook (FB) and YouTube said Friday that they were removing content that mentioned the potential name …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Two former G/O Media executives have sued the company, claiming CEO Jim Spanfeller mistreated women at the company by pushing them out and hiring “cronies”  —  One sales executive alleges she lost half of her assignments after the CEO replaced her with a former colleague from Playboy.
The Correspondent:
Skeptics say effectiveness of online ads is misleading because the benchmarks marketers use don't distinguish people buying due to ads and those buying anyway  —  Mel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California.
Greg Dool / Folio:
Meredith Q1: operating profit of $28M, up from $18.1M YoY, on revenue of $532.9M; print ad rev down 13.4% YoY to $160.4M; digital ad rev up 7.9% to $91.6M  —  On its Q1 earnings call, the company says four titles saw year-over-year growth in print advertising, and portfolio-wide newsstand revenue also increased.
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Internal memo: if Michael Bloomberg runs for president, a management committee would run his company, similar to how Bloomberg handled his tenure as NYC mayor  —  A similar management committee ran the company during the 12 years that Bloomberg served as the mayor of New York.
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Politico and Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
On The Morning Show, Apple products are visible in an average of 32 camera shots per episode and the logo is visible in roughly one third of the shots  —  iPhones, iPads and Macs share the screen with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in ‘The Morning Show’
Discussion: MacRumors, Ad Age and The Loop
The Daily Beast:
Two impeachment witnesses called key elements of John Solomon's columns on Ukraine false; Giuliani once sent a Solomon column, pre-publication, to Daily Beast  —  Hannity's favorite “investigative” reporter's columns formed the basis for Trump allies like Rudy Giuliani's messaging about Biden and Democrats.
Tiffany Stevens / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interviews with reporters on how their work disappears from the web or becomes cannibalized when online publications shutter or restructure  —  “Nothing disappears on the Internet,” people like to say, but journalists know that's not necessarily true.  Articles frequently disappear when online publications shutter or restructure.
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Jeremy Corbyn staffers created a WhatsApp group with sympathetic national journalists and columnists to coordinate messaging to elect Corbyn in the UK
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Octopus Interactive, which offers Lyft and Uber drivers tablets with games and ads, raises $10.3M led by Sinclair, enabling it to stream local TV content
Discussion: StartupWorld
Deanna Ting / Digiday:
The Infatuation is planning Zagat's comeback by hiring a stories editor, building the Zagat Curators program, and launching a new digital platform by 2020
Emily Alford / Jezebel:
Former co-workers of Fader's Eric Sundermann say his alleged sexual misconduct was known for years, but overlooked by management at Fader and at Vice
Hollywood Reporter:
Four new FX shows will launch exclusively on Hulu as part of the FX on Hulu hub, debuting in March; FX on Hulu will also be the exclusive home to 40+ FX series
 Earlier Picks: 
Global Editors Network says it will close due to lack of funds; the worldwide association of editors offered summits, hackathons, and data journalism awards
Times of India:
India revokes the Overseas Citizen of India status for Aatish Taseer, who wrote a May Time cover story calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Divider in Chief”
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bustle laid off or cut at least 10 staffers and contributors Thursday; spokesperson says Bustle Digital Group plans “marquee hires” and a 2020 site relaunch
Substack Blog:
Substack introduces a three-month Fellowship for Independent Writers, starting with five writers who will receive a stipend and support with publicity and more
Nielsen to split into two companies, one focused on global media, the other on tracking consumer preferences, after pressure from investor Elliott Management