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9:45 PM ET, October 29, 2021


 Top News: 
Nieman Lab:
Survey of 500 Nieman Lab readers on why they canceled news subscriptions: 31% due to money, 30% due to ideology, 13% because content wasn't satisfactory  —  What was the last news subscription you canceled, and why?  —  Media Twitter may be full of people threatening to cancel their …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Twitter rolls out Super Follow for select creators globally on iOS, after previously limiting the feature to the US and Canada  —  Twitter is rolling out the ability for all iOS users globally to Super Follow select creators.  The option was previously only available to users in the U.S. and Canada.
Delia Cai / Vanity Fair:
Q&A with EIC Nilay Patel on The Verge's 10th anniversary, about tech media's advance from early breathless gadget reviews, subject-source relationships, more  —  After a decade covering the Zucks, Googles, and Ubers of the scene, the Verge editor in chief reflects on tech's troublesome relationship with the rest of the world.
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Two employees who openly criticized Netflix's support of Dave Chappelle's comedy special file charges with the NLRB, claiming retaliation  —  B. Pagels-Minor and Terra Field say the company retaliated against them for engaging in protected activity  —  Two Netflix employees at the heart …
Wall Street Journal:
WSJ's editorial board defends publishing a letter from Trump, saying Trump is making election rigging claims elsewhere, so “we hardly did him a special favor”  —  His 2020 monomania is news, and it reflects on his fitness for 2024.  —  By The Editorial Board
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Critics accuse WSJ of amplifying misinformation after it publishes a 600-word letter to the editor from Trump, filled with debunked claims of election fraud
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC to appoint external investigators that will seek evidence from the public and lobby groups to assess the impartiality of contentious topic coverage  —  The BBC is to appoint external investigators to assess the impartiality of its coverage of contentious topics.
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
More than 80% of the ~250 eligible US Politico and E&E News staff have signed up with NewsGuild and are asking Axel Springer for recognition as the PEN Guild  —  - Unions says 80% of eligible U.S. employees have signed up  — Journalists at Politico, E&E News to make requests on Friday
Damon Beres / Wired:
Advocates for the blind say DMCA exemptions to break ebook DRM for accessibility should be permanent, rather than having to be renewed every three years  —  Advocates will once again be granted a DMCA exception to make accessible versions of texts.  They argue that it's far past time to make it permanent.
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BBC says an article about lesbians and trans women went through a “rigorous editorial process” after 16K people signed a letter protesting the piece
Nikhil Kurian Nainan / Reuters:
Australia's competition regulator allows a group representing 261 radio stations to negotiate payments from Facebook and Google for the stations' news content
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Profile of The Plug, a news outlet founded by data journalist Sherrell Dorsey, which reports on Black and brown tech founders, startups, and tech's impact
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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
YouTube's mistaken deletion of UK news outlet Novara Media's channel draws criticism as an example of the company's power as a content regulator
Jennifer Dunham / Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ's Global Impunity Index finds that since 2011, 278 journalists have been murdered worldwide and no one has been convicted in 226 of the cases
Mark Zuckerberg / Meta:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook the company is now Meta, to better encompass all of its products