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5:25 PM 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.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
By carving out a loophole to let Chris Cuomo interview Andrew Cuomo on air, CNN created the slippery slope that let him help in his brother's crisis management  —  After much dithering, CNN leadership finally did the right thing on Tuesday when it put its star anchor Chris Cuomo on an indefinite suspension from the network.
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Disney appoints Susan Arnold as chair of the board, replacing Bob Iger, who has been set to step down by the end of this year  —  Visitors attend Disney California Adventure theme park on February 25, 2020 in Anaheim, California.  Bob Iger, who was CEO of Disney since 2005 …
Discussion: The Wrap, Reuters, Variety and @zeitchikwapo
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Deloitte: 150M+ people will cancel a paid streaming subscription in 2022, leading to a 30% global churn rate, including 38% in the US, driven by Gen Z  —  The tech giants will need to balance subscriber acquisition with retaining existing customers to avoid losing subs.
Discussion: @davidpoland
Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: Amazon is struggling to attract outlets to its Amazon Live livestream shopping product; source: one offer was ~$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.
Wudan Yan / Poynter:
A freelancer explores how the deep social responsibility that motivates many journalists also makes them an exploitable labor force and susceptible to burnout  —  Making journalism part of our identities justifies the passion and purpose that brought us to the profession.  It also makes us supremely exploitable.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Cross-screen data service Advocado acquires Kantar's BVS 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.
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Riley Van Steward / The Streamable:
HBO launches a free iOS game based on its original series Insecure, after Netflix rolled out free Android and iOS games in November
Discussion: Input and Forbes
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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