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4:50 PM ET, December 6, 2019

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Max Willens / Digiday:
WSJ had its biggest day of subscription sales ever Black Friday, Wired and Barron's on Cyber Monday; New York had its best four-day sales stretch that weekend  —  Cyber Monday and Black Friday have long been make-or-break days of the year for retailers.  They have recently become important …
wellcome.ac.uk:
Charity-funded online science and health magazine Mosaic is shutting down on December 10 after five years  —  Mosaic, Wellcome's digital platform dedicated to long-form journalism about science and health, will be closing next week.  It will publish its final stories on 10 December.
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Andrew Pantazi / @apantazi:
[Thread] Reporter starts Google Doc to track Gannett layoffs, says it's forcing people to sign NDAs to get severance, telling journalists not to tweet about it  —  While I #LoveMyNewspaper, I do not love my newspaper company. I've heard Gannett is beginning layoffs today and have confirmed two in Florida. If you hear of any more, please DM me or fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/...
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
A small group of NBC News Digital employees apparently campaigned against a union with NewsGuild; staff voted on the union Wednesday, and results come Dec. 13  —  On top of a “No NBC NewsGuild” Instagram account and a barebones website, employees have posted flyers around the network's office in Manhattan …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Google Assistant now allows users to search for podcasts by topic, available in English worldwide  —  Google Assistant on smartphones, smart displays, and smart speakers is getting a series of upgrades today, like the ability to create notes and lists with third-party apps and search podcasts by topic.
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Spotify says it now has 500K+ podcasts, podcast listeners are up more than 50% since the start of 2019 and podcast hours consumed by listeners grew 39% QoQ  —  Spotify, the global music audio streaming service, each year unpacks the listening habits of users and unveils the artists …
Variety:
Netflix exec says the company is working on a system for providing transparent audience metrics for its films that give context for the numbers  —  Netflix is closer to getting into the numbers game than it's ever been.  —  Scott Stuber, the head of original films at Netflix …
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Vikas SN / The Economic Times:
Netflix says it is spending ~$420M on content in India over the next year, a majority of which will be on original programming  —  India has emerged as a crucial content hub for Netflix which is facing increased competition in India and around the world  —  Netflix plans to spend Rs 3,000 crore …
Joe Cahill / Chicago Business:
Tribune Publishing's deal to give Alden Global Capital 2 board seats is indefensible; Alden promised not to buy more shares or mount a proxy fight for 7 months  —  As a matter of corporate governance, the deal to give Alden Global two board seats is indefensible.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Overtime Sports is raising $40M to attract more Gen Z consumers, offering video on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok and expanding merchandising, events  —  The three-year old startup started as a distributor for high school basketball highlights  —  Overtime Sports Inc. is raising …
 
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Several antitrust experts express concern at DOJ taking the side of Hollywood agents in a feud with writers; a key hearing is scheduled in federal court Friday
Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / New York Times:
Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, sues Fox News, saying Tucker Carlson falsely accused her of extortion last year
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Washington Post:
Filmmakers, with backing from Brennan Center and Knight First Amendment Institute, sue over policy that subjects US visa applicants to social media screening
New York Times:
Rudy Giuliani is in Europe interviewing Ukrainians for an OANN documentary series, which is being promoted as a Republican alternative to impeachment hearings