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3:08 PM ET, November 11, 2019

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
During the impeachment hearings journalists should focus on the substance of what is being proved or not proved, not distracting speculation or publicity stunts  —  The national media's shortcomings have been all too obvious in recent years as Donald Trump has gleefully thrown the norms of traditional journalism into a tizzy.
Bloomberg:
Instagram covers IGTV video production costs for some creators as long as the videos do not include content about social issues, elections, or politics  —  - Contract clause conflicts with Facebook stance on free speech  — IGTV asks stars not to post about politics and social issues
Todd Richmond / Associated Press:
Lafayette, WI county committee to vote on a resolution threatening prosecution of reporters if they alter an upcoming water study news release before publishing  —  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least one Wisconsin county official wants to warn any journalists who cover the upcoming release …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Hearst Magazines staff say they plan to unionize with WGA East, with support from the vast majority of the 500+ editorial employees across 24 major properties  —  From Cosmo and Road & Track to Esquire and Elle, the new unit will become one of the largest new unions in media.
Deanna Ting / Digiday:
Dow Jones' Barron's Group combines two of its brands, Barron's and MarketWatch, to launch MarketBrief, a live, weekly 10-minute show covering financial news  —  Dow Jones' Barron's Group is combining two of its brands — Barron's and MarketWatch — to launch a new live …
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New York Times:
In a letter, WhatsApp says 121 users in India were targeted with NSO spyware; 22 of the alleged targets were activists, journalists, and civil rights lawyers  —  Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company's spyware to activists and journalists isn't limited to autocratic regimes.
Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Vevo is launching ten ad-supported linear channels on Viacom-owned Pluto TV in the coming weeks; the first channel, Vevo Pop, is launching November 12  —  Music television is back: Major label-owned music video platform Vevo is launching a series of linear channels for leanback viewing on Pluto TV …
Ted Macdonald / Media Matters for America:
Study: only 8 of 243 network news segments and 20 of 419 cable news segments on the California wildfires between Oct. 21 and Nov. 1 mentioned climate change  —  A string of destructive wildfires spread across parts of California in October.  Broadcast and cable TV news shows have been quick …
Karen Longwell / Nieman Lab:
How a community in Quebec, facing the closure of its local paper, The Gleaner, rebuilt it as a community nonprofit  —  More than 250 media outlets closed across Canada from 2008 to 2019, according to a 2019 study by the Local News Research Project.  A small Quebec paper, The Gleaner, nearly joined them.
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
BBC apologizes for showing old footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath, not recent footage of him apparently making an error, says it was a production mistake