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6:30 PM ET, November 6, 2021


 Top News: 
Feven Merid / Columbia Journalism Review:
McClatchy, owned by hedge fund Chatham Asset Management, skips Report for America's next cycle; sources: it's a response to RFA president's hedge fund bashing  —  In June, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Steven Waldman—the president and co-founder of Report for America (RFA) …
Sources: Bauhinia, a holding company owned by China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong, is working on an offer to acquire South China Morning Post from Alibaba  —  - Bauhinia owned by government's Liaison Office in Hong Kong  — Alibaba under pressure from Beijing to shed media properties
Discussion: @krislc
Jonathan M. Katz / The Racket:
How NYT's Jeremy W. Peters and other reporters create the impression of a broad constituency for extreme right-wing ideas via their interview subject choices  —  Liberals woke up to some bad news yesterday: The governor's race in Virginia, a state Biden won by double digits, went to a previously unknown Republican.
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
Daily Wire files a lawsuit claiming the Biden administration's employer vaccine mandate lacks constitutional or statutory authority  —  Bentkey Services, LLC, the company that owns the conservative website The Daily Wire, filed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's employer vaccine mandate in federal court on Thursday.
Julia Black / Insider:
Several women describe humiliating and frightening sexual experiences with Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy; two say they were filmed without advance permission  —  In the summer of 2020, Madison sent Barstool Sports' founder, Dave Portnoy, a direct message on Instagram complimenting his famous “one bite” pizza reviews.
Doha Madani / NBC News:
Barstool Sports' founder Dave Portnoy denies sexual misconduct allegations and claims Insider targeted him with a “hit piece”; Insider stands by its reporting
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
CNN ran a story on the cost of milk with claims that didn't add up, and two staffers reacted to criticism of the segment by lashing out at critics on Twitter  —  I didn't plan on writing about milk today, but... here we are.  —  But first, let's travel back to the year 2010.
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Imax had its biggest October with $117M in sales as premium large formats benefit from blockbusters like Dune despite streaming and shortened theatrical windows  —  There's been something notable about ticket sales for “Dune,” and not only because the sci-fi adaptation of Frank Herbert's landmark novel …
Discussion: The Dispatch
Agence France-Presse:
Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, jailed for reporting on COVID-19 in Wuhan, is close to death after going on a hunger strike, according to her family  —  Citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, 38, was arrested and jailed after reporting on the outbreak  —  A citizen journalist jailed …
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Gannett reports Q3 revenue of $800.2M, down 1.8% YoY, and net income of $14.7M; digital subscriptions rose 46% YoY to more than 1.5M; stock down 8%+  —  Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY, posted a second straight quarterly profit as the company's digital subscription strategy gained momentum.
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
AMC Networks Q3: income of $188M, up 35% YoY, revenue of $810.7M, up 24% YoY; streaming revenue up 14% YoY; AMC is on track to hit 9M subscribers by year end
Discussion: and Variety
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Muhdan Saglam / Middle East Eye:
Turkish live streamers expose a fraud ring that used Twitch's Bit platform to launder ~$10M; Twitch says it has taken action against 150 users
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp Q1: $196M profit and revenue up 18% YoY to $2.5B; Dow Jones revenue up 15% YoY to $444M with earnings up 32% YoY to $95M; WSJ has 2.8M+ digital subs
Discussion: News Corporation
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Moonbug Entertainment, owner of YouTube channel CoComelon, agrees to be acquired by a company led by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs; sources value the deal at ~$3B
Alice Driver / @reporterdriver:
A freelancer accuses NYT of killing her op-ed critical of Tyson Food's COVID-19 safety measures in March, only to publish a positive story on Thursday