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8:15 PM ET, December 6, 2020


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Manisha Krishnan / VICE:
Canada's Global News radio host Supriya Dwivedi quits, alleges colleagues' on-air racist narratives led to threats against her; Global News is “taking action”  —  An email to staff said the company is in the midst of an “internal reflection” regarding systemic racism but didn't provide many details about what that means.
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
ICE has issued a subpoena demanding BuzzFeed News identify its sources for emails sent to ICE attorneys; EIC “emphatically rejects” requests for source info  —  “This is embarrassing for ICE,” the former acting director of the agency said.  “When you're trying to intimidate the press, you cross a line.”
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Tribune Publishing, part-owned by Alden Global Capital, is closing the Hartford Courant's newsroom on Dec. 27; journalists will work remotely into 2021  —  The Hartford Courant, the Connecticut newspaper that has been in print since 1764, when it chronicled the locals' dissatisfaction with British rule …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
OnlyFans says it will generate $2B+ in sales in 2020, now has 85M users, is adding around 500K users a day, and is paying out $200M+ a month to its 1M+ creators  —  As Cardi B prepared the release for her new song “WAP,” she checked off all the usual components of her promotional plan …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Inside WarnerMedia's transition to streaming: current and former execs say it was marred by rushed decision making, culture clashes, HBO brand confusion, more  —  - CNBC spoke with more than a dozen former and current WarnerMedia executives to gauge how John Stankey and Jason Kilar are progressing with HBO Max.
Peter White / Deadline:
HBO Max Global head Andy Forssell says the service will expand to Latin America in mid-year 2021 and then Europe in 2021's second half; goal is 190 countries
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Maya Wiley made ~18 appearances on MSNBC since leaving as a contributor to launch her NYC mayoral run, earning criticism from mayoral rivals and media ethicists  —  Maya Wiley left a cushy contributor's job at MSNBC in July so she could launch her campaign for NYC mayor …
Amaris Castillo / Poynter:
Report: in six countries, including the US, proportion of women journalists has remained flat since 2000 and women are 2x to 6x less likely to be quoted in news  —  The proportion of women journalists in newsrooms has remained flat since 2000 across all analyzed countries.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Mitch McConnell has moved to end debate on a Trump nominee that would deadlock FCC when Biden takes office and for months after, setting up a vote next week  —  Cloture motion could end debate and advance nominee to Senate vote next week.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) …
Mattie Kahn / Glamour:
Interview with Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, about covering Trump, writing her memoir, and rejecting “both sides” journalism  —  The morning I talk to Yamiche Alcindor is like most mornings she's had since she started covering Donald Trump in 2017 …
India's Times Group says it will stop the publication of Pune Mirror and will relaunch Mumbai Mirror as a weekly, but both will have a “strong digital presence”  —  As 2020 draws to a close, the latest casualty in the rampant layoffs and closures in the print media is Mumbai Mirror and Pune Mirror.
The Daily Beast:
Fox staffers say Porter Berry, EIC of and former Hannity producer, has shifted the site's tone to mirror the channel's opinion content  —  According to insiders, Hannity and the network's right-wing opinion side have managed, as if by proxy, to influence the content of, the channel's website.
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