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8:10 AM ET, November 24, 2021

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A NY judge extends a ban keeping NYT from publishing some materials about Project Veritas, at least until December 1, despite precedent against prior restraint  —  A New York trial judge on Tuesday extended a ban keeping the New York Times from publishing some materials concerning …
Alan Leveritt / New York Times:
Arkansas Times' publisher explains why his paper sued Arkansas for violating the First Amendment with a law forcing contractors to sign a pledge favoring Israel  —  Mr. Leveritt is the founder and publisher of The Arkansas Times.  His lawsuit against Arkansas's anti-boycott law is being reviewed …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Since last year, Stat's revenue is up 40%, with subscription revenue up 24%, ad revenue up 51%, and events up 79%, and its headcount is up from ~50 to ~80  —  STAT had a banner year in 2020, and executives say they expect continued growth for the foreseeable future.
Jillian Deutsch / Bloomberg:
EU approves Digital Markets Act measures: mandating social app interoperability, banning ad targeting to minors, and fines up to 20% of global annual sales  —  - Competing messaging apps may have to be interoperable  — Companies would have to stop targeting some ads to minors
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Startups like Royal, which helps musicians create and sell NFTs, could potentially upend predatory record deals and further shift power to artists and fans  —  Royal's Justin Blau and Paradigm's Fred Ehrsam on how selling royalties directly to fans could end predatory record deals
Shaikh Azizur Rahman / Voice of America:
Indian journalists denounce police after two reporters were charged with “spreading communal disharmony” upon covering attacks on Muslims by Hindu activists  —  Indian journalists are denouncing the arrest of two colleagues who were charged with “spreading communal disharmony” …
Discussion: @penamerica
@wirecutterunion:
Wirecutter union announces a strike from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, citing management's refusal to negotiate  —  With @wirecutter/@nytimes management refusing to come to the table to reach a deal, 100% of our unit will be striking from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. The best way you can support us is by boycotting @wirecutter from 11/25-11/29: https://www.wirecutterunion.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts Netflix Hub, collecting official soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts for top Netflix content, in seven countries including the US, UK, and India  —  Looking for the soundtrack from your favorite Netflix show?  Now, it will be easier to find thanks to an expanded partnership between Netflix and Spotify.
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Starting with Red Notice, Netflix plans a handful of high-budget PG-13 movies with wide appeal over the next year, competing directly with big studios  —  The streaming service wants to be more than a place where big names bring passion projects studios have passed on.
Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak:
In a case brought by two publishing and movie industry groups, a Portuguese court ordered Telegram to block 17 channels offering pirated movies and newspapers  —  A Portuguese court has ordered the messaging app Telegram to block access to more than a dozen piracy-related channels with millions of members in total.
 
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Nine months in, Biden has done about a dozen one-on-one interviews with major outlets vs. 50+ for Trump and 100+ for Obama in the same period of their tenures
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
BuzzFeed signed a yearlong deal with TikTok to produce live video series for which TikTok will find sponsors, starting with I Made This from the Tasty vertical
Discussion: @davejorgenson
Knight First Amendment Institute:
Knight Institute and ACLU petition SCOTUS to review a challenge to prepublication review, which bars ex-public servants from writing without government approval
Mike De Souza / The Narwhal:
Canadian police collected information about journalists Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano, who were arrested while covering protests and released Monday
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Robert Feder:
Chicago's Better Government Association, a nonprofit watchdog, receives a $10M grant from McCormick Foundation to expand its investigative journalism staff
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Regional sports networks search for a viable path forward amid pay-TV cord cutting; Sinclair, a majority owner of 21 networks, hopes for industry consolidation
John Rice / Associated Press:
Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news who spent decades covering major stories across Latin America, dies in Cuba at 60
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Two former Netflix employees at the center of protests over Chappelle's special, including one who just resigned, withdraw their NLRB charge against the company
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Alden Global Capital offers to acquire Lee Enterprises for about $140M, or $24/share, a ~30% premium on its November 19 closing price
 

 
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

 
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