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3:40 PM ET, November 13, 2019


 Top News: 
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.
Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
Emails from 2015-2016 to Katie McHugh, then at Breitbart, show how WH adviser Stephen Miller helped shape stories to mirror or amplify white nationalist ideas  —  In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature …
Michael Calderone / Politico:
The impeachment inquiry has sparked a podcast frenzy, with CNN, NBC, Vox, BuzzFeed, and others quickly rolling out shows to seize on the heightened interest  —  From left to right, listeners will experience the hearings from unique and sometimes outlandish perspectives.  —  President Donald Trump.
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 …
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”
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
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  —  Former HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler is back with a new venture, a production company based at Apple.  —  Plepler, who exited HBO at the end of February …
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Politico owner Robert Allbritton is officially announcing his new tech site, Protocol, to launch in early 2020 with several dozen journalists and business staff  —  With talent poached from Wired, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, etc., and coverage written for “C-suite kinds of folks …
Aliya Chaudhry / The Verge:
Privacy-focused open source browser Brave officially launches version 1.0, available on all major platforms  —  And it has a plan to pay users and publishers for ads  —  Today marks the official launch of Brave 1.0, a free open-source browser.  The beta version has already drawn 8 million monthly users …
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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Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Founder of the NY-based Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, remains in prison in Nigeria charged with treason and “cyberstalking” even after being granted bail
Discussion: @wildeyeq
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
Splinter staff says farewell in final joint post: “I remember my editor telling me ‘no heroes’, and we stuck with that”, said Managing Editor Katherine Krueger
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNBC has decided to cease production of Nightly Business Report, which began in 1979 and is now TV's longest-running business-news show, at the end of the year
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Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Twitch Studio, the company's live streaming software, is now in open beta for PC users
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
Megh Wright / Vulture:
John Oliver calls attention to SLAPP suits after one brought by a coal mogul was dropped but still cost his show $200K and tripled its libel insurance premium
Artur Piszek / The Blog:
Automattic partners with Stripe to debut Recurring Payments for 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