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12:45 PM ET, November 28, 2022


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The Guardian:
The BBC says journalist Ed Lawrence, who was covering protests in Shanghai, was detained for several hours and beaten by police, without a credible explanation  —  Journalist Ed Lawrence was beaten after being arrested at a protest against China's strict Covid restrictions, broadcaster says
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Researchers: China seems to be flooding Twitter with porn tweets mentioning places where people are protesting, overwhelming Twitter's reduced moderation team  —  For hours, links to adult content overwhelmed other posts from cities where dramatic rallies escalated
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Guardian, NYT, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País, which were the first to publish WikiLeaks material, urge the US to end its prosecution of Julian Assange  —  First outlets to publish WikiLeaks material, including the Guardian, come together to oppose prosecution
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Elon Musk tweets a fake CNN headline image with Don Lemon saying “Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely”  —  Elon Musk, the mega-billionaire who is the new owner of Twitter, on Monday posted a meme with a fake headline attributed …
Financial Times:
Sources: Twitter's ads team has shrunk so much after layoffs that ad agencies complain its ads systems are now buggy and that they lack a point of contact there  —  Top brands abandon social media platform as billionaire owner berates chief executives who have curbed spending
Federica Cherubini / Reuters Institute:
A survey of 136 news leaders from 39 countries: 61% say their organization has largely embraced hybrid and flexible work, 20% want a pre-pandemic working model  —  The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that some of the assumptions we had about work were wrong.  Across many industries, work had a dedicated place: the office.
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
The Washington Post grows its climate and environment team from six in 2018 to 30+ in 2022, aiming to attract younger readers who are passionate about the topic  —  The Washington Post has grown its climate and environment team from six in 2018 to now more than 30 people.
Riley de León / CNBC:
Time President Keith Grossman, a staunch advocate of crypto and NFTs at Time, is leaving to be the president of enterprise at crypto trading service MoonPay  —  - Time president Keith Grossman is leaving the legacy publisher to take on a new role as the president of enterprise at crypto trading platform MoonPay, effective December 31.
New York Times:
Yahoo takes a ~25% stake in Taboola and plans to use Taboola's ad tech as part of a 30-year exclusive deal expected to generate $1B+ in annual revenue  —  Yahoo's chief executive sees the deal as a long-term bet on digital advertising.  The companies estimate that their ad partnership will generate $1 billion annually.
CNN names Phil Mattingly as its Chief White House Correspondent and MJ Lee as Senior White House Correspondent  —  CNN has announced new assignments for its White House team, effective immediately.  —  Phil Mattingly has been promoted to Chief White House Correspondent.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
In the first town hall after returning to Disney, Bob Iger says he won't stop a hiring freeze, will assess cost structure, and aims to make streaming profitable  —  Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said he won't remove the company's hiring freeze and that he will reassess …
Discussion: @brianstelter, Poynter and Wired
Netflix hasn't released box office figures for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery; sources estimate it earned $15M+ during its week-long run in ~600 theaters  —  Netflix is staying tight-lipped about the box office performance of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times announces leadership changes: Janine Gibson becomes FT Weekend editor, Matthew Garrahan will lead digital platforms and strategy, and more
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R.T. Watson / Wall Street Journal:
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Susan Chandler / Poynter:
Medill Subscriber Engagement Index shows that subscriptions rose at large, medium, and small US newspapers tracked between September 2021 and August 2022
Alistair Gray / Financial Times:
How Woolworths, Loblaws, and other retailers are developing digital advertising arms and profiling customers, aiming to become ad venues for large brands
Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: Fox's Thanksgiving NFL telecast of Cowboys vs. Giants was the most-watched regular season game ever, with 42M viewers across broadcast and streaming
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Survey of UK adults: 29% trust journalists to tell the truth, the highest score for them since the survey's 1983 launch, and 58% trust TV newsreaders, up 6% YoY
Scott Roxborough / The Hollywood Reporter:
Controversy around the Qatar World Cup hasn't hurt ratings in the US, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK; Fox's viewership is up 78% from 2018