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7:45 PM ET, November 30, 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  —  - Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with a top aide to his brother Andrew Cuomo about incoming reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment …
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 …
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
Molly Killeen / Euractiv:
The EU announces the 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.
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 …
Discussion: The Streamable
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Executives at digital media companies that want to go public are closely watching investor response to BuzzFeed's expected stock market debut on December 6  —  Digital media companies considering going public are watching BuzzFeed's expected stock market debut next week to see how investors will respond.
Discussion: Insider
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
UK's Association of Online Publishers debuts a protocol to help members contact other publishers if citations for the member's exclusive content are missing  —  In the absence of links to original sources, the significant impact on publishers' traffic, and the associated revenues, are irrefutable.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK analysis of 48K online news articles and 5.5K TV clips mentioning Muslims or Islam: 47% of TV clips and 60% of articles made negative associations with Islam  —  The editors of The Sunday Times and Daily Mirror have backed a report that found almost 60% of online news articles …
Discussion: Spectator and The Guardian
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Future, 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 …
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+  —  An interesting trend emerged in U.S. journalism in 2016: concerned citizens began sending unsolicited donations to newsrooms to support journalism outlets.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ViacomCBS says it will sell CBS Studio Center for $1.85B to investment firms Hackman Capital Partners and Square Mile Capital Management
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
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Eighteen small Australian news publishers form the Public Interest Publishers Alliance to collectively negotiate licensing deals with Google and Facebook
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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
Documents: China's Henan province commissions a 3,000-camera surveillance system to track journalists, international students, and other “suspicious people”
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
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