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10:30 PM ET, November 21, 2021


 Top News: 
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes resign from the network in protest of Tucker Carlson's streaming special on the January 6 Capitol mob  —  Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they've had enough.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
Investigation shows how Facebook and Google fund misinformation globally by paying millions of dollars in ad revenue to the operators of clickbait pages  —  A month after the fall of the democratic government.  —  In 2015, six of the 10 websites in Myanmar getting the most engagement …
Jennifer Meierhans / BBC:
Spotify removes the shuffle button from all album pages for premium users, so that tracks play in the order artists intended, after Adele requests the change  —  Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages so tracks play in the artist's own order.
Moiz Syed / Source:
Interview with Moiz Syed, formerly of The Intercept and ProPublica, on the lack of empathy among newsroom managers, the “straitjacket of objectivity”, and more  —  “Journalists are encouraged to hold the powerful accountable, but never to proclaim the larger moral lessons of their work.”
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
A look at the product box programs offered by InStyle, The Cut, Eater, and Group Nine, as more publishers launch them as worthwhile revenue streams  —  InStyle and The Cut created their first product boxes for sale this month, as this line of business at Eater and Group Nine reaches their one-year anniversaries.
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Jim Morrill / The Assembly:
Profile of Asheville Watchdog, which produces investigative reporting in North Carolina with accomplished, volunteer journalists who “retired” to the mountains  —  The staff's investigative reporting has made a splash, and they'd like it to be a model—but it's unclear whether …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
A voter turnout group says Facebook served 36.8% of their conversion ads to iOS users after Apple's ATT change, down from 63.6%  —  Tatenda Musapatike is as familiar as anyone with the way Facebook's political ad system works.  During the 2016 election and the 2018 midterms …
Renju Jose / Reuters:
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest's Minderoo Foundation will help 18 Australian small news publishers negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook  —  Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest's philanthropic organisation will help 18 small news publishers in the country collectively negotiate …
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Judge orders the NYT not to publish any Project Veritas “privileged materials”, despite precedent against prior restraint; the NYT seeks an immediate review  —  WASHINGTON — A judge in New York on Thursday took the rare step of temporarily blocking the New York Times …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A New York appeals court judge rejects the NYT's request to unblock it from publishing or seeking Project Veritas documents; the next hearing is on November 23
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
The US DOJ says Iranian hackers breached a media company in fall 2020 and tested how to create false news content; sources say Lee Enterprises was targeted  —  Computer systems of Lee Enterprises, which owns dozens of daily papers, were targeted in disinformation campaign
Aubrey Allegretti / The Guardian:
Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre pulls out of the race to chair media regulator Ofcom, despite UK ministers rerunning the process to give him a second chance  —  Former Daily Mail editor announces decision not to proceed with second bid and takes swipe at civil service
Peter Kafka / Vox:
James Andrew Miller's new book reveals that some HBO execs pushed for selling subscriptions directly to consumers in 2005, and some wanted to buy Netflix  —  An alternative media history, brought to us by a new oral history of HBO.  —  “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify's Findaway acquisition will turn it into an audiobook producer, distributor, and retailer, while becoming the app for consuming all audio  —  This story is part of a group of stories called  —  Last week, Spotify announced plans to spend an undisclosed amount of money to acquire Findaway …
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Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Gothamist, the news site of radio station WNYC, deleted four articles in October that used language from Wikipedia, Salon, and NYT without credit
New York Times:
Theranos trial testimony shows how media coverage of tech companies became more probing as reporters had to revise glowing articles they wrote about the startup
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
Thinkarete Lifestyle, cited by Facebook as Q3's most widely viewed Page in the US, seems to be a barely active drop-shipping scheme with stolen content
 Earlier Picks: 
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Disney adds Disney+ and ESPN+ to Hulu + Live TV, and will raise its prices by $5 to $70/month with ads and $76/month without ads, starting on December 21
Stephen Singer / Hartford Courant:
New York Daily News names Andrew Julien, the publisher and EIC of the Hartford Courant, as executive editor