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1:10 PM ET, December 1, 2020


 Top News: 
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In Trump's first TV interview since Nov. 3, Maria Bartiromo approvingly let him regurgitate nonsensical allegations about the election for 45 minutes  —  It's not just the fringe outlets carrying his water  —  In the years-long competition among Fox employees to demonstrate the most obsequiousness …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Facebook to launch its dedicated News tab in the UK in Jan., says it will pay outlets for content selected by Facebook staff; most big UK outlets have signed up  —  Social network agrees deal with mainstream outlets in face of government crackdown on its dominance of advertising
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Politico's Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer, and John Bresnahan are launching a daily newsletter in 2021 as a standalone company, competing against Playbook  —  Three of Politico's biggest reporting stars plan to launch a competitor to the company's Politico Playbook franchise, sources tell me.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Some publishers are experimenting to keep events engaging during the pandemic: Atlas Obscura is planning US road trips, PopSugar hosted a drive-in LA premiere  —  This article is part of the Future of Work briefing, a weekly email with stories, interviews, trends and links about how work, workplaces and workforces are changing.
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Meredith says it has parted ways with J.D. Heyman, the EIC of Entertainment Weekly magazine; Heyman joined the publication as EIC in June 2019  —  Meredith Corporation has parted ways with J.D. Heyman, the editor in chief of Entertainment Weekly magazine, the company confirmed on Monday.
Discussion: @kerrymflynn and @nytmedia
The New York Times Company:
NYT says it has raised $4M for Headway, a three-year journalistic venture, which will aim to produce 10-12 deeply researched, data-rich projects per year  —  The New York Times has raised $4 million to launch Headway, a journalism initiative to investigate global and national challenges.
Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:
Reddit says it averaged 52M DAUs in October, up 44% YoY, disclosing the metric for the first time; ad revenue hit $100M+ in 2019, on track to rise 70%+ in 2020  —  The disclosure comes as the tech company pursues new advertisers  —  Reddit Inc. said it averaged 52 million daily active users in October …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
After Facebook blocked his anti-vaccine posts, a conspiracy theorist in UK launched a newspaper, using Facebook to build a volunteer print distribution network  —  Self-published newspaper uses Facebook and Twitter to recruit volunteers and increase reach  —  hen the factcheckers tried …
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Profile of Bon Appétit's new Editor-in-Chief Dawn Davis, who became the magazine's first Black woman EIC after 25 years as a publishing executive  —  New York (CNN Business)When a friend reached out to Dawn Davis about the editor in chief opening at Bon Appétit …
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Geert De Clercq / Reuters:
French President Macron's ruling party agreed to rewrite the draft security law that would have curbed filming of police, after it sparked large protests
Oscar Lopez / New York Times:
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Mark Stevens / Stuff:
New Zealand media giant Stuff apologizes to Māori people after a review by 20 staff finds coverage has “ranged from racist to blinkered” over 160 years
Erin Blair / The Juggernaut:
Profile of Arnab Goswami, co-founder of India's Republic TV, who has popularized the Fox News style right-wing populist TV news in the country
Errin Haines / The 19th:
Biden announces an all-women White House communications team, with Kate Bedingfield as communications director, Jen Psaki as press secretary, and more