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8:55 PM ET, December 10, 2021

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Ben Quinn / The Guardian:
The UK high court rules Julian Assange can be extradited to the US to face espionage charges, overturning a previous judgment in January  —  Decision overturns previous ruling that Wikileaks co-founder could not be extradited due to mental health concerns  —  Julian Assange can be extradited …
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Some current and former BuzzFeed staff can't sell their stock amid a steep price drop, due to poor communication from BuzzFeed and its stock transfer agent  —  Many early BuzzFeed employees remain unable to sell their shares, even though the company went public this past Monday.
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Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
In Slack posts, Jonah Peretti denies “speculation” that big investors and execs could trade BuzzFeed stock ahead of others, blames transfer agent for problems  —  Workers who had money on the line are very upset about about having been part of the SPAC from hell.  —  MS
Valerie Hopkins / New York Times:
At the Oslo awards ceremony, Nobel Prize winners Maria Ressa and Dmitri A. Muratov call for peace, a renewed focus on democracy, and support for a free press  —  At an awards ceremony in Oslo, Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri A. Muratov of Russia called for peace, democratic renewal and support for a free press.
Gabby Miller / Columbia Journalism Review:
US newsrooms: between March 2020 and August 2021, 6,154+ editorial and non-editorial workers were laid off, ~86 outlets closed, and 42 were absorbed via M&As  —  KEY FINDINGS:  — At least 6,154 news organization workers, which includes both editorial and non-editorial staffers …
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
The Association of American Publishers sues Maryland, saying a new e-book law requiring publishers to offer reasonable terms to libraries violates copyright law  —  The Association of American Publishers filed suit December 9 to stop a new library e-book law in Maryland from taking effect on January 1 …
Jane Martinson / Prospect Magazine:
A look at the shakeup at the Daily Mail, including the ouster of editor Geordie Greig, the return of Paul Dacre, and the departure of MailOnline's Martin Clarke  —  Jane Martinson investigates why Geordie Grieg was sacked—and why Boris Johnson will be mightily relieved
Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
Two photojournalists sue Andy Ngo, alleging he violated copyright law by profiting from reposting their original, firsthand videos of protests and civil unrest  —  The right-wing provocateur has made a career off repurposing other people's content from inside protests.  A pair of reporters seek to stop him.
Caitlin Petre / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interviews with staff at Chartbeat, NYT, and Gawker from 2011-2015 show how journalism's conflicting mandates complicate interpreting and using traffic metrics  —  In 2004, journalist Michael Lewis published Moneyball, a bestselling book about how baseball general manager Billy Beane was able …
 
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Richard J. Tofel / Second Rough Draft:
BuzzFeed was still right to publish the largely discredited Steele Dossier, because it was well-circulated in Washington and central elements were accurate
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Universal Pictures plans to stream most of its 2022 films on Peacock 45 days after debuting in theaters; existing deals with theater chains remain unchanged
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Mia Galuppo / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix announces Tudum, a website for consumer news about renewals and release dates, adding to social channels like Strong Black Lead and its magazine Queue
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The Wirecutter Union files an unfair labor charge with the NLRB after learning that the NYT withheld holiday pay from striking workers
Michael Conte / CNN:
US Secretary of State Blinken announces a “liability fund” for news outlets sued over their work and financial support for independent international journalism
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Paramount+ launches 18 themed channels streaming 24 hours per day, akin to Pluto TV, initially without ads, even for its ad-supported Essential tier
The Quad City Times:
Lee Enterprises' board of directors unanimously rejects Alden's unsolicited, nonbinding takeover offer for $24 per share as it “grossly undervalues Lee”
 

 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

 
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