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12:15 PM ET, November 24, 2020


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Sources: after the election, Zuckerberg agreed to temporarily tweak Facebook's algorithm to make authoritative news like CNN and NYT appear more prominently  —  Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line.
Aman Sethi / @amannama:
HuffPost India has shut down and all of its content seems to have been deleted  —  Today is @huffpostIndia's last day. Pound for pound, story for story, reporter for reporter, this is the greatest newsroom I have worked for; (and I still can't quite believe I had the privilege to lead) Thank you everyone for reading our stories and supporting our journalism
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Q&A with Newsmax's CEO on conservative media's role in Trump's opinions and in sowing doubt about the election: “At the end of the day, it's great for news”  —  Even as Fox News acknowledges that Joe Biden is the President-elect, Newsmax Media—a conservative multimedia company …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snap announces Spotlight, a vertically scrollable TikTok-like feed inside Snapchat, and will pay $1M every day to users who create the top Snaps through 2020  —  After taking on TikTok with music-powered features last month, Snapchat this morning is officially launching a dedicated place within …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
WarnerMedia releasing Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max alongside theaters signals the importance of streaming to studios and represents an emerging industry norm  —  The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign …
Steven Levy / Wired:
As more writers join Substack, subscription fatigue and the pressure to deliver continuous value to paying readers may push many back to traditional pubs  —  Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America's mayor.  —  HAS there ever been a worse year than 2020?
Will Thorne / Variety:
HBO will release the final five episodes of Industry all at once on HBO Max, a first, while linear showings will continue on a weekly basis  —  HBO is stepping into uncharted programming waters.  —  The premium cabler has made the decision to drop the final five episodes of its drama “Industry” all at once on HBO Max.
Discussion: @dfriend and @koviebiakolo
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: WaPo is nearing 3M digital subscribers, up 50% YoY; NYT has tripled digital-only subscribers since 2016 to 6.1M  —  The New York Times and The Washington Post have very different strategies for building the subscription news company of the future.  —  The big picture …
The Atlantic:
The Atlantic partners with WNYC to launch a longform podcast The Experiment in January about the myths and ideas underpinning the US as a nation  —  Launching in January, the weekly show will be hosted by Julia Longoria  —  As a polarized country faces a chaotic transition of presidential power …
Discussion: CNN
Peter White / Deadline:
Walt Disney Television CFO and president of business operations Ravi Ahuja is stepping down  —  Ravi Ahuja, who is president of business operations and chief financial officer at Walt Disney Television, is stepping down.  —  Ahuja, who was formerly CFO of Fox Networks Group, took the position after Disney's acquisition of Fox.
Discussion: Variety and Hollywood Reporter
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple now allows up to 10 different active offers per in-app subscription, allowing publishers to offer targeted discounts through their iPhone and iPad apps
Discussion: MediaPost
Warner Music Inc.:
Warner Music reports FY 2020 revenue of $4.46B, down 0.3% YoY, including digital revenue of $2.9B, up 11% YoY, and net loss of $470M vs. profit of $258M in 2019
Discussion: Variety
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Media will debut is first original Christmas movie this year on Fox Nation, with cameos from Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt
Renée DiResta / The Atlantic:
Trump's clear election loss has widened the split in the right-wing online information ecosystem between those that choose reality and those that choose Trump
 Earlier Picks: 
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Nonprofit ad group Ad Council is planning a $50M campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccines to skeptical Americans, after a similar polio campaign in the 1950s
Laura Forman / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: Facebook and Instagram ads appear to be reaching a saturation point after the number of ads served rose by a quarterly average of ~30% YoY since Q3'15
Drew Armstrong / Bloomberg:
A look at Covid Tracking Project, started by three journalists, with The Atlantic providing legal, comms, and tech support, to track the US spread of COVID-19