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3:10 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.
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 …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Deloitte: more than 150M people will cancel a paid streaming subscription in 2022, leading to a 30% global churn rate, including 38% in the US  —  The tech giants will need to balance subscriber acquisition with retaining existing customers to avoid losing subs.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok adds monetization tools for creators, including Stripe-powered Tips and Video Gifts, starting in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain  —  TikTok is today introducing new ways for its creators to make money from their content.  While already, the short-form video platform allowed creators …
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.
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.
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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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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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
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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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