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1:05 PM ET, November 19, 2021


 Top News: 
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Judge orders NYT not to publish any Project Veritas “privileged materials”, despite precedent against prior restraint; NYT seeks immediate review of the ruling  —  WASHINGTON — A judge in New York on Thursday took the rare step of temporarily blocking the New York Times …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Disney will bundle Disney+ and ESPN+ with Hulu + Live TV from Dec. 21 and raise its monthly price by $5 to $70 for the ad-supported tier and $76 for ad-free  —  Softening the blow of a monthly price hike, Disney is offering subscribers to Hulu's live TV service access to Disney+ and ESPN+ at no extra charge.
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Roku to develop 50+ original shows in the next two years; sources say Roku plans to spend ~$250K-$750K/episode for unscripted and $500K-$5M/episode for scripted  —  Streaming-media hub looks to turn Roku Channel into destination for free content  —  Roku Inc., the nation's biggest pathway …
American Journalism Project:
The American Journalism Project partners with the Google News Initiative to accelerate the launch of nonprofit newsrooms across the US  —  NEW YORK — The American Journalism Project and the Google News Initiative (GNI) are partnering to develop an ambitious program that will accelerate …
Rest of World:
Mailchimp temporarily banned three independent Cuban news outlets, likely due to an overzealous enforcement of its ToS, which state users can't be based in Cuba  —  Though the accounts were eventually restored, the episode showed how the U.S. embargo can do Cuba's censorship for it.  —  • HAVANA, CUBA
The Information:
Sources: Facebook is offering musicians and celebrities, via production companies, payments to host Live Audio Rooms; source says up to $50K per session  —  Facebook is offering to pay musicians and other celebrities tens of thousands of dollars to host sessions on its new live audio feature …
The 19th:
The 19th announces one-year, salaried fellowships in reporting, editing, audience engagement, or newsroom technology for recent and mid-career HBCU alumni  —  The program will provide recent graduates and mid-career alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with full-year …
Alicia Adejobi /
Andrew Marr is leaving the BBC after 21 years and will be joining Global to “write and present political and cultural shows, and to write for newspapers”  —  Andrew Marr has announced he will be leaving the BBC after 21 years.  —  The TV presenter revealed he'll be joining …
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
CJ ENM, the Korean company behind the film Parasite, acquires 80% of the scripted division of Endeavor Content for $775M  —  CJ ENM, the South Korean entertainment company behind the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” said Thursday is acquiring the scripted business of Endeavor Content.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Amazon tests interactive fan polling during its Thursday Night Football stream on Android phones, asking questions like “Who will score first?”  —  Amazon has a new delivery for fans of “Thursday Night Football.”  —  The tech behemoth, which currently enjoys rights to stream …
Discussion: @waskov6
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Heartland Signal, a Midwest politics news site, launches in combination with existing radio station WCPT, both backed by Democratic donor Fred Eychaner
Associated Press:
NBC keeps its US rights for English and Spanish language broadcasts of the English Premier League; source says the bid was $2.7B+ over six years
Henry Powderly / Search Engine Land:
Twitter quietly updates its developer guidelines to say AMP support will be phased out by Q4; some publishers report sharp Twitter referral declines
Washington Post:
Judge bans MSNBC from Rittenhouse trial after police say they stopped a producer following the jurors' bus; NBC denies its freelancer meant to contact jurors
 Earlier Picks: 
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
A look at Jessica Huseman's Friendly State News, which offers low-cost training to newsrooms and freelancers in concrete journalism skills like FOIA requests
Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
Three people in Japan get suspended prison sentences and fines from about $4,400 to $17,500 for uploading 10-minute summary cuts of copyrighted films to YouTube
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Nadra Nittle / The 19th:
Some librarians fight efforts to ban some books from libraries, with the ALA recording 60% more book challenges in September than a year earlier
Tarpley Hitt / Gawker:
A look at the issues at Jezebel since G/O Media hired Lea Goldman as deputy editorial director in March; nine writers and editors have left since her hiring
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify expands real-time lyrics to all users globally in partnership with Musixmatch, after initially launching in 26 markets