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3:50 PM ET, December 3, 2021

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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
White supremacists urge supporters to use Twitter's updated Private Information Policy against journalists and activists who identify them in photos of rallies  —  Researchers fear the new ban on posts sharing people's private information will be ‘emboldening to the fascists’ eager to keep their identities concealed.
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists and activists worry Twitter's new privacy policy will be weaponized and make their jobs harder, due to vague terms like “the public interest”  —  On Tuesday, Twitter said it is expanding its privacy policy to include what the company calls “private media.”
New York Times:
BuzzFeed will go public via a merger with 890 5th Avenue Partners, raising $16M from the SPAC and $150M via debt and acquiring Complex Networks for $300M  —  Shareholders in BuzzFeed, the digital media pioneer known for its listicles, quizzes and a news division that won its first Pulitzer Prize this year …
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Shawn McCreesh / New York Magazine:
BuzzFeed News' union holds a walkout after two years of contract negotiations, as shareholders approve a plan to take the company public via a SPAC
Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
A Philippine court lets Maria Ressa travel to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize after the government blocked her; she still needs two more courts to approve  —  The decision came after days of growing international pressure on the government to allow the journalist to attend the ceremony in Norway.
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Univision launches Noticias Univision 24/7, the first news streaming channel on its streaming service PrendeTV  —  Noticias Univision 24/7 is Now Reporting Live on PrendeTV  —  Over 100 Univision Newsroom Jobs Announced in October Have Been Filled Throughout the U.S.
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Martin Clarke, DMG Media publisher and CEO/EIC of MailOnline and DailyMail.com, is leaving at the end of February 2022 after 12 years  —  “I wanted to pursue new challenges,” the MailOnline boss wrote in announcing his exit from the digital tabloid.  —  MailOnline's publisher …
Shraddha Chakradhar / Nieman Lab:
Inaugural diversity survey of 209 Canadian newsrooms finds nearly 80% have no Black or Indigenous staff; 52.7% of staff identify as women and 74.9% as white  —  Almost half of all newsrooms in Canada have only white people on staff, and nearly 80% of all newsrooms don't have any Black or Indigenous journalists on staff.
Jack Suntrup / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Emails: Missouri officials planned to thank the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for finding a data vulnerability before they threatened a reporter, calling him a hacker  —  JEFFERSON CITY — Before blaming the Post-Dispatch, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was preparing to thank …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Jimmy Lai's Taiwan unit of Apple Daily, which has 300 staff members, is shutting down in December when funding runs out  —  - Newspaper's Taiwan unit to run out of funds in December  — Closure would mark end of pro-democracy Hong Kong media empire
Discussion: @bloombergasia
Austin Huguelet / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lee Enterprises says Alden's notice to nominate three board candidates is invalid and that the deadline for 2022 board nominations has since passed  —  ST. LOUIS — The owner of the Post-Dispatch on Friday rejected a prospective buyer's attempt to nominate three new board members next year, citing procedural flaws in its filing.
Adweek:
Adweek names former TuneIn CEO Juliette Morris as its new CEO, starting in January  —  The former TuneIn chief exec has deep roots in marketing, TV and tech
Discussion: @ajlucio5 and @stephpaterik
 
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Associated Press:
Ogden Newspapers acquires Swift Communications' local newspapers in the US West; the deal is set to close on December 31
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Two Georgia election workers sue the far-right website Gateway Pundit for defamation over its false claims that the two manipulated ballots in 2020
Carlos Greer / New York Post:
Ex-Shape staffers say they worked 375 unpaid overtime hours on the new Sweet July magazine, were laid off, and then asked to return as temps for the next issue