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12:15 PM ET, December 1, 2021

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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.
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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
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.
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.
Riley Van Steward / The Streamable:
HBO launches a free iOS game based on its original series Insecure  —  HBO announced that fans can further explore the world of “Insecure” from creator Issa Rae through a mobile game: Insecure: The Come Up Game.  Available on the app store, the game is HBO's first free gaming property …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SDNY investigated whether National Enquirer extorted Bezos by threatening to publish his private photos but closed the probe without bringing charges  —  Probes by federal officials on phone-hack, extortion claims haven't led to public action  —  In 2019, Amazon.com Inc. founder …
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” …
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 …
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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
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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