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11:40 AM ET, December 11, 2020

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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
As of December 2, Disney had 137.1M direct-to-consumers subscribers, with Disney+ having 86.8M subscribers, Hulu 38.8M, and 11.5M for ESPN+  —  Giving Disney confidence to pursue more streaming  —  Disney Plus has amassed more than 86 million subscribers since launching in November 2019, CEO Bob Chapek announced.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Disney will raise the cost of Disney+ to $7.99 per month, up from $6.99, in the US starting in March 2021, as the company heavily invests in content offerings  —  The service's first price hike  —  Disney Plus is following Netflix and introducing a $1 price hike for subscribers in the United States, raising it to $7.99 a month.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Disney unveils Star, its answer to Hulu for international Disney+ subscribers, rolling out in some EU countries, Canada, and New Zealand on Feb. 23
Bloomberg:
Chinese authorities detained Bloomberg News staff member Haze Fan, a Chinese citizen, on Monday on suspicion of endangering national security  —  Chinese authorities have detained Haze Fan, who works for the Bloomberg News bureau in Beijing, on suspicion of endangering national security.
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Denis Villeneuve / Variety:
Dune director Denis Villeneuve says AT&T decided to sacrifice Warner Bros' 2021 slate “in a desperate attempt to grab audience attention” for HBO Max  —  I learned in the news that Warner Bros. has decided to release “Dune” on HBO Max at the same time as our theatrical release …
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Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Interview with Jason Kilar on the decision to release 2021 movies on HBO Max: “If we...focus on the customer, we're going to be sitting on a very big future”
Mehul Srivastava / Financial Times:
Al Jazeera's Ghada Oueiss sues Saudi prince, UAE leader, and others, alleging her phone was hacked and photos leaked to stifle her reporting on Saudi Arabia  —  Ghada Oueiss alleges she was targeted in attempt to silence her and other critics of Saudi government
Center for Community Media:
NYC city agencies placed $9.9M in advertising in 220+ community media outlets this year, amounting to ~84% of their total print and digital ad buys  —  On May 22, 2019, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, mandating that city government agencies spend at least 50 percent …
Debbie Weinstein / The Keyword:
Google says it will let users limit the alcohol and gambling ads they see, starting with YouTube in the US  —  Vice President, YouTube and Video Global Solutions  —  Building tools that provide transparency and control has always been a top priority for us, and over the years …
Max Willens / Digiday:
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett is outsourcing 485 business process jobs like payments, invoicing, and accounting to Hyderabad, India, early next year  —  Those being laid off will be notified by Jan. 15 but can stay on until April to ‘transition’ their work, a company FAQ document says.
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Mike Corder / Associated Press:
IFJ says 42 journalists and media workers were killed in 2020 globally while doing their jobs; at least 235 are in prison in cases related to their work
Emma Gilchrist / The Narwhal:
Press Forward, an association representing Canada's independent media, launches to advocate for independent media plus innovation and diversity in newsrooms
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook insiders say it is prioritizing revenue over user safety by its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinfo peddlers from buying ads
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Jack Morse / Mashable:
Pew: 42% of US adults aren't sure if Facebook does its own reporting; 66% aren't sure whether Apple News does, and 57% are uncertain about Google News
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Correspondent, De Correspondent's English-language site, is shutting down at the end of the year
EU DisinfoLab:
Investigation finds a 15-year operation with 750+ fake media outlets in 119 countries, producing content to serve Indian interests and undermine Pakistan
D. M. Moore / Polygon:
AT&T has agreed to sell Japanese anime streaming service Crunchyroll to Sony's Funimation Global Group for $1.18B