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10:30 PM ET, November 7, 2021

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Sarah Gooding / WP Tavern:
A recently unredacted antitrust complaint says AMP pages brought 40% less revenue to publishers, partly due to Google throttling load times of non-AMP ads  —  The Chrome Dev Summit concluded earlier this week.  Announcements and discussions on hot topics impacting the greater web community …
Irena Hwang / ProPublica:
How a ProPublica data journalist with a bioinformatics background used public genomic sequencing data to track a salmonella outbreak in the US chicken industry  —  For a ProPublica reporter who did Ph.D. work in bioinformatics, data on bacterial DNA helped reveal how a once-rare salmonella strain spread through the chicken industry.
Leyland Cecco / The Guardian:
A look at the messy public feud inside Canada's Rogers Communications between mother and son, as questions linger over who in the Rogers family should take over  —  The fight for Rogers Communications has riven one of Canada's richest families - and began with an accidental butt dial
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix faces more active libel suits than any major news outlet, partly due to its nonfiction fare, often unsuccessfully arguing that it is just a distributor  —  The mega-streamer is facing more defamation complaints than any major news outlet, stemming from projects like 'Making a Murderer …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The labor beat is hot again, both at legacy news outlets and at mission-driven ones like NY-focused The Chief-Leader, whose new owner plans to double staff  —  At a moment of political turmoil, economic change and a pandemic-driven focus on how we work, labor has become a hot news beat.
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) …
Bloomberg:
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
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
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.
Discussion: Mediaite, @kurtbardella and The Hill
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 …
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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: Variety
 
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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%+
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Internal email: HFPA's interim CEO Todd Boehly wants to merge the nonprofit with his company MRC Entertainment, which produces the annual awards show
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
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
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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
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
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