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10:35 PM ET, December 8, 2021


 Top News: 
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Roku says it has agreed to a multi-year extension with Google for distributing YouTube and YouTube TV apps on its devices; Roku's stock is up 18%+  —  Roku and Google have agreed to a multi-year extension for both YouTube and YouTube TV apps to be distributed on Roku.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
A look at Twitter's Project Guardian, which lets moderators respond quickly when journalists and other highly visible users are targeted with harassment  —  ‘Project Guardian’ aims to protect prominent tweeters from abuse, harassment  —  Twitter Inc.'s highest-profile users …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
OANN owner and founder Robert Herring contradicts his son, OANN President Charles Herring, saying the company does not support Joe Biden's FCC nominee Gigi Sohn  —  One America News Network is pulling an about-face after the far-right news network seemed to endorse President Joe Biden's nominee …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
A look at Trump Media & Technology Group, which lacks a product, users, publicly identified executives, and revenue, and its merger with DWAC, valued at $1.85B  —  In October, former President Trump announced the creation of a new company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
Sources: GB News, whose debut was beset with problems, is mulling exporting its broadcasting model to Germany, Italy, Spain, and Poland through joint ventures  —  - Conservative channel mulls joint ventures after rocky launch  — GB News faces domestic rivalry with Rupert Murdoch's talkTV
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
A researcher who listened to 350+ hours of The Joe Rogan Experience says COVID-19 misinformation has become its central core and Spotify should moderate it  —  An interview with a Media Matters researcher documenting Rogan's views  —  This story is part of a group of stories called  —  Here I am.
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Washington Post:
A Paris prosecutor says the man held as a suspect in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was released after the police could not confirm they detained the right man  —  PARIS — The arrest of a man previously believed to have been a suspect in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has turned …
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Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
As book publicity avenues have shrunk, social media followings are increasingly important for getting book deals, but they're an unreliable predictor of sales
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Interview with veteran journalist Paul Davies, whose reports on the Dubrovnic siege are used in local history lessons, on how tech changed war reporting
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp.'s HarperCollins Publishers cancels Chris Cuomo's planned book Deep Denial; sources say Jeff Zucker told CNN staff that Cuomo won't get a severance
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The 19th hires Julia Chan, managing editor of digital at public broadcaster KQED, as EIC starting January 10, replacing Andrea Valdez, who moved to The Atlantic
 Earlier Picks: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at The Guardian's Martin Pengelly, who repeatedly publishes scoops from political bestsellers, likely by getting early copies from a bookseller
Seventeen groups representing ~150 newspapers quietly filed antitrust lawsuits in the past year against Google and Meta for monopolizing the digital ads market
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
The Senate confirms Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the FCC, the first female chair in the agency's history, in a 68 to 31 vote
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Yamiche Alcindor is joining NBC News' Washington team in March; she will give up her PBS NewsHour duties but remain the moderator of PBS' Washington Week