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3:00 PM ET, November 12, 2019


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Robby Soave / Reason:
Northwestern University's student newspaper The Daily Northwestern sparks backlash for editorial apologizing for its news reporting that offended some students  —  The Daily Northwestern is the student newspaper of Northwestern University, which is home to the Medill School of Journalism …
Financial Times:
The Financial Times names Roula Khalaf as its editor, succeeding Lionel Barber, who will step down at the beginning of 2020  —  12 November 2019: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Roula Khalaf as editor.  She succeeds Lionel Barber, who has held the position since 2005 and will step down at the beginning of 2020.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS Q3: net earnings of $319M, down from $488M a year ago; revenue of $3.3B, up 1% YoY; direct-to-consumer revenue from Showtime OTT and All Access rose 39% YoY  —  The company, led by acting CEO Joe Ianniello, is in early December expected to complete its recombination with Viacom.
CBS acting CEO Joe Ianniello to receive ~$100M severance in cash and equity and remain chief of CBS under a new contract after the Viacom-CBS merger closes
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
Disney+ spokesperson acknowledges service issues on launch day, saying consumer demand exceeded “high expectations”, as users complain that they can't connect  —  New York (CNN Business)Disney+ launched to much fanfare on Tuesday, and then immediately hit some bumps.
Artur Piszek / The Blog:
Automattic partners with Stripe to debut Recurring Payments for and Jetpack-powered sites, to let content creators collect repeat contributions  —  It's hard to be creative when you're worried about money.  Running ads on your site helps, but for many creators, ad revenue isn't enough.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Atlantic revamps its iOS app, which now opens to a human-curated Today screen, with the rest of the content paywalled for $4.99/month or $49.99/year  —  Along with a redesign, The Atlantic launched a revamped iOS app Tuesday.  —  The iOS-only app starts off with a “Today” screen …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Digiday and Ad Age
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Apple TV+ head of current programming Kim Rozenfeld departs days after Apple TV+ launch; development, current programming teams to be combined under single head  —  EXCLUSIVE: Following the November 1 launch of Apple TV+, the streamer is realigning its executive ranks under toppers Zack Van Amburg …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts Reels, a TikTok-style video remix feature, which lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, in Brazil  —  Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to  —  finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Transcription platform Rev, used by Gimlet and This American Life, has altered its pay structure, lowering its minimum per minute payment from $1 to 30 cents  —  Rev, one of biggest names in transcription—and one of the cheapest services of its kind—opted to alter its pay structure …
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists are anonymously sharing their salaries and other relevant information like their gender identity, location, and work history in a public Google doc  —  When journalists want to talk among themselves about something difficult, the anonymous Google Doc seems to have become the mechanism.
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Twitter says it is launching a new tool for the December UK election that lets users report deliberately misleading information about the voting process  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Twitter (TWTR.N) said it would make it easier to report misleading information about the voting process …
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The Daily Beast:
Former National Enquirer EIC Dylan Howard proposed $1M+ in hidden payoffs to R. Kelly for docuseries cooperation, according to documents and an audio recording
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Source: Twitter suggests it will allow political ads that spread awareness about issues like climate change, not ads mentioning a specific policy or candidate
New York Times:
Sportsnet has fired veteran Hockey Night in Canada co-host Don Cherry after on-air comments that appeared to question the patriotism of immigrants
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter shares draft of its new deepfakes policy for public input through Nov. 27, says it won't ban deepfakes but will label them and warn users before sharing