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12:10 PM ET, November 24, 2021

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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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO Max will share rights to half of 20th Century Studios' film slate with Disney+ and Hulu in 2022, after which the studio's films will be exclusive to Disney  —  HBO Max will get its hands on Fox's film slate for one final year — under an unusual deal to share streaming windows with Disney Plus …
Discussion: Cord Cutters News
Reuters:
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 …
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.
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
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  —  So far in his tenure, the president has given far fewer one-on-one interviews than his two predecessors.
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.
Ehsan Popalzai / CNN:
Taliban's new media restrictions bar women from appearing in TV shows and mandate headscarves for women news presenters  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Women will be barred from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan under the Taliban's new media restrictions, in the latest rollback …
 
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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
@wirecutterunion:
Wirecutter union announces a strike from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, citing management's refusal to negotiate
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
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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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok launches a TikTok TV app for Google TV, Android TV, LG smart TVs, and Samsung smart TVs in North America
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