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9:40 AM ET, November 30, 2021


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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Newly released records show Chris Cuomo used his media sources to track the progress of Ronan Farrow's reporting about Andrew Cuomo and find info on accusers  —  - Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with a top aide to his brother Andrew Cuomo about incoming reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
A look at the $1.67B payroll tax credit earmarked for local news organizations, including Gannett, in the Build Back Better bill passed by the US House  —  A small paper like The Storm Lake Times in Iowa would receive a big tax credit.  So would Gannett, the nation's largest news publisher.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK's CMA says Google has agreed to expanded oversight in the development of Privacy Sandbox as part of the regulator's antitrust investigation  —  As part of an ongoing antitrust investigation into Google's Privacy Sandbox by the UK's competition regulator, the adtech giant has agreed …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Some stories are quickly labeled as “misinformation”, but it's the job of reporters to explain what's happening, even if it's messy and unsatisfying  —  Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth.  The results are not always clearer.
Vivian Wang / New York Times:
Disney+ in Hong Kong does not include a 2005 episode from season 16 of The Simpsons that ridicules Chinese government censorship  —  The episode mocked both Mao Zedong and the government's efforts to suppress memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.  —  HONG KONG — An episode of …
Documents: China's Henan province commissions a 3,000-camera surveillance system to track journalists, international students, and other “suspicious people”  —  Security officials in one of China's largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use …
The Daily Beast:
Current and ex-Politico staffers detail growing conflicts within the Playbook team, including complaints about internal “woke police” and a unionization drive  —  Nearly two dozen current and former Politico staffers told The Daily Beast of a series of burgeoning conflicts within the iconic Beltway publication.
Molly Killeen / Euractiv:
EU announces European Newsroom, launching in January and bringing together 16 news agencies in a Brussels hub to facilitate cross-border collaboration  —  The Commission has announced its support for developing a “European Newsroom”, gathering news agencies in Brussels to collaborate in reporting on EU affairs.
Discussion: @wblau
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU plans to introduce a Media Freedom Act next year to prevent large media groups from buying smaller rivals and to thwart government interference as in Hungary
Discussion: Broadband TV News
George Gene Gustines / New York Times:
Ex-Gimlet exec Chris Giliberti unveils Zestworld, a subscription newsletter service for comics that promises to help creators monetize their IP, coming in 2022  —  Zestworld, which counts Alexis Ohanian as a supporter, will allow comic book writers and artists to present new work and reap the benefits.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
With signs that Trump could run again and the GOP widely adopting his political style, some journalists are debating ways to avoid the mistakes of 2016 and 2020  —  With ominous signs mounting that Donald Trump really may run again for president in 2024, a debate has begun to simmer in newsrooms …
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
ViacomCBS partners with Scandinavia's leading streaming company Nent Group to launch Pluto TV across Sweden, Denmark, and Norway in 2022  —  ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS, has joined forces with Scandinavia's leading streaming company NENT Group to launch …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Eighteen small Australian news publishers form the Public Interest Publishers Alliance to collectively negotiate licensing deals with Google and Facebook  —  When the Australian government introduced its news media bargaining code earlier this year, it represented a world-first opportunity …
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Emma Graham-Harrison / The Guardian:
Afghan press watchdog NAI says over 250 newspapers, radio and TV stations closed in the first 100 days of Taliban rule, and ~70% of journalists lost their jobs
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Tindle, which publishes over 50 local newspapers in the UK, hires its first group-wide digital editors but says it won't become a “digital-first business”
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
AMC and Sony say they will make 86K NFTs available for select advance ticket buyers of Spider-Man: No Way Home
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