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11:35 AM ET, December 1, 2021


 Top News: 
New York Times:
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo pending further evaluation, saying new docs point to a “greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than we previously knew”  —  The cable news network's top-rated anchor was an enthusiastic adviser to Andrew Cuomo in the last 18 months of his governorship.
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
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Twitter bans sharing private images and videos without consent, with exceptions for newsworthiness and public figures, and will remove content that users report  —  Twitter has expanded its private information policy to include media, meaning that users are not allowed to share photos or videos …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Archant will close two-thirds of its newsrooms by the end of March after “very low” numbers of staff return as they prefer working from home  —  Archant is planning to close two-thirds of its newsrooms by the end of March.  —  It said the “very low” numbers of staff going into its offices …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Twitter should consider changing its business model as its ad revenue remains weak, despite its locked-in userbase, indispensability, and impenetrable moat  —  From CNBC: … On one hand, congratulations to Twitter for its first non-messy CEO transition in its history; on the other hand …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Cross-screen data service Advocado acquires Kantar BVS, the company's ad verification unit  —  Advocado, a cross-screen data platform, has acquired Kantar BVS business, the ad verification unit of the advertising research company.  —  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Vox Media signs a deal with WNYC to distribute Today, Explained on public radio and poaches NPR's Noel King as editorial director and co-host for the show  —  Vox Media has inked a deal with WNYC, a member station of NPR, to distribute its flagship podcast “Today, Explained” …
Jon Lafayette /
MoffettNathanson: the number of pay-TV households will drop from 83M today to 73.2M by 2024, as cord-cutting continues at a 4% to 5% annual pace  —  Sports and live news viewers put pay TV floor at 53 million, down from 83 million in 2021  —  The number of pay TV homes will drop …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
The EU will propose a Media Freedom Act next year to prevent large media groups from buying smaller rivals and to thwart government interference like in Hungary  —  The European Commission plans to introduce rules next year to prevent a few large media groups from acquiring smaller rivals …
Discussion: Broadband TV News
Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: Amazon is struggling to attract outlets to its Amazon Live livestream product; source says it is offering ~$5K for four hours of live video/month  —  Amazon had hoped to celebrate Cyber Monday with a big helping of publisher-supplied shoppable live video this year.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Future, the owner of Marie Claire and TechRadar, reports pre-tax profit doubled to £107.8M and revenue rose 79% YoY to £606M in FY 2021  —  Shares in owner of Marie Claire, Techradar and GoCompare rise 15% after forecast of higher profits  —  Staff at Future, the owner of magazines …
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: LadBible Group, the UK-based digital publisher focused on young adults, is targeting a £360M valuation in one of London's biggest media IPOs
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Analysis: 60% of 48K online news articles and 47% of 5.5K TV clips in the UK mentioning Muslims or Islam made negative associations with the religion
Karen Rundlet / Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation will fund NewsMatch for three more years with $3.5M; INN: in 2020, NewsMatch helped 260 nonprofit newsrooms raise $47M+
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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
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