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10:30 PM ET, November 13, 2019

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Disney says Disney+ has seen 10M signups since launching on Tuesday  —  Disney's new streaming service has already seen 10 million sign-ups since launching Tuesday, the company announced Wednesday.  —  Disney's stock was up slightly on the news.  Netflix shares were down 1%.  —  This is breaking news.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy has retained advisers to explore options and has opened talks with the federal agency that manages insolvent pension funds; stock down ~14%  —  McClatchy reported a series of financial reverses Wednesday so severe that it may not be able to meet its obligations in 2020.
Charles Whitaker / Medill:
Northwestern's journalism school dean says The Daily Northwestern's protest coverage was responsible and fair, and student journalists faced “vicious bullying”  —  “Journalists have a heady responsibility performing our role as the authors of the first rough draft of history …
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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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix enters a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon, which will produce animated feature films and shows that will include existing characters and all-new IP  —  Netflix is taking on the Disney+ threat by partnering up with kids entertainment giant Nickelodeon, which will produce original content …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Music launches Replay, letting subscribers look back at their favorite music in 2019, similar to Spotify's year-end review, Wrapped, but updated each week  —  Apple Music is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new feature, Apple Music Replay, that will allow subscribers to take a look back at their favorite music from 2019.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Sources: BBC News' business unit and China reporters weren't consulted about how the commercial unit's sponsored content deal with Huawei may affect coverage  —  A BBC News journalist who viewed the material said: “I nearly threw up.”  —  BBC News reporters have expressed strong dismay …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
C-SPAN's assignment desk manager Jon Kelley, who covered Clinton's impeachment, talks about the channel's extensive preparations to cover the Trump impeachment  —  Jon Kelley was just one year into his career at C-SPAN when he operated a camera at the House's impeachment hearings for President Bill Clinton in 1998.
John McCarthy / The Drum:
UK broadcaster ITV unveils Planet V, its addressable TV advertising product, launching in February 2020  —  ITV has unveiled the first details of its addressable TV advertising product due for 2020.  It announced Planet V ahead of the ITV Palooza at the Royal Festival Hall Tuesday (12 November).
Discussion: Digiday
Dan Muse / Insider Pro:
IDG, owner of Computerworld, Infoworld, and more, launches Insider Pro, a subscription-supported tech news site; cost now is $99 for three months or $399/year  —  For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry.
Discussion: IDG
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Tribune Publishing has announced it will shut down Hoy, its Spanish-language weekly newspaper and website serving Chicago, on December 13  —  Predominantly English-language news companies continue to struggle to figure out how to reach Spanish-language audiences.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Stockholders are expected to approve New Media Investment Group's Gannett offer on Thursday despite a weaker stock price, lowering offer to ~$1.1B from $1.4B  —  A significantly weakened deal to merge the nation's two largest newspaper publishers heads to a shareholder vote on Thursday.
Discussion: @sobsax
David Maas / Nieman Lab:
German publisher DuMont is using a new metric called “priority visitors”, readers who visit at least five times a month, to increase retention and subscribers  —  The German publisher DuMont didn't always track loyalty among its readers.  Instead, its editors did what many in the news industry …
 
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Musa al-Gharbi / Columbia Journalism Review:
Analysis: NYT mentioned Trump every ~250 substantive words in 2017, or two to three times per story, higher than any modern US president during their first year
Aliya Chaudhry / The Verge:
Privacy-focused open source browser Brave officially launches version 1.0, available on all major platforms
EU DisinfoLab:
Investigation finds 265+ fake local news sites in 65+ countries, managed by an Indian network, designed to influence the EU and the UN by criticizing Pakistan
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting Service expands to Northern Ireland, with 11 news orgs representing 35+ print, online, and broadcast titles as partners
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sources: former HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler is in talks with Apple for an exclusive deal for his new production company
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
Artur Piszek / The WordPress.com Blog:
Automattic partners with Stripe to debut Recurring Payments for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites, to let content creators collect repeat contributions
Financial Times:
The Financial Times names Roula Khalaf as its editor, succeeding Lionel Barber, who will step down at the beginning of 2020