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10:45 AM ET, December 1, 2022


 Top News: 
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
The Washington Post plans to stop publishing its Sunday magazine on December 25, cutting the jobs of 10 staffers; some content will shift to the Style section  —  Executive editor Sally Buzbee said the magazine would end ‘in its current form’ after printing its final issue on Dec. 25.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
National Geographic's new EIC Nathan Lump says the outlet does not plan to reduce its monthly print publishing schedule and will invest in social video  —  National Geographic's new editor-in-chief Nathan Lump plans to invest more in social video as the brand continues to modernize, he told Axios in an interview.
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Pathmatics: Apple's Twitter ad purchases grew from $989K in October to $1M+ in November; Elon Musk said Apple “mostly stopped advertising on Twitter” on Nov. 28  —  Musk tweeted that Apple had all but stopped buying ads on Twitter.  The iPhone maker's ad purchases had actually increased, according to an ad analytics firm.
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
15 journalists from digital news outlet El Faro, based in El Salvador, sue NSO Group in US federal court claiming damages from Pegasus spyware infections  —  When Roman Gressier, an American reporter working in El Salvador, found out that he and his colleagues were being surveilled …
David Z. Morris / CoinDesk:
As FTX collapsed, mainstream news organizations often failed to give a straightforward assessment of exactly what happened and potential crimes involved  —  Sam Bankman-Fried is a con man and fraudster of historic proportions.  But you might not learn that from the New York Times …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News promotes Catherine Kim to SVP of NBC News Editorial, overseeing both TV and digital news  —  Catherine Kim, a senior NBC News executive who has played a significant role in the evolution of the company's digital efforts, will now have more say over some of its TV work as well.
Discussion: TVNewser and @bristei
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix plans to expand its pre-release content screening program, the Netflix Preview Club, from 2,000+ users to tens of thousands in early 2023  —  Streaming giant plans global expansion of program that helped make 'Don't Look Up' less serious  —  Netflix's Turbulent Year: How It Reversed Subscriber Losses
Wall Street Journal:
How Twitter users in China have been circumventing the nation's Great Firewall and fighting spam to get footage of protests out to the rest of the world  —  Chinese users employ VPNs to get videos and images out of the country, while fighting spam  —  Why Tesla's China Ties Could Be a Problem for Twitter
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Twitter plans to expand recommended tweets to all users, including those who may not have seen them in the past  —  Twitter is now pushing more tweets from accounts users don't already follow into their timelines.  The company revealed that it's now surfacing recommendations to all its users …
Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
Paramount launches its ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV in Canada in partnership with local broadcaster Corus Entertainment  —  Pluto TV, Paramount Global's free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, officially made its debut in Canada on Thursday.
Discussion: The Streamable
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Disney unveils FRAN, an AI tool that helps TV or film producers make an actor look older or younger without the need for complex and expensive visual effects  —  With just a few clicks, actors can look younger or older without the need for expensive visual effects.  —  Alerts
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost:
Antenna: 32M+ subscriptions were canceled across 10 leading SVOD services in Q3, up 14% from Q2; Netflix churn rose from 1.9% in 2020 to 3.3% in 2022  —  Combined subscription cancellations across 10 leading subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) services rose by 14% in Q3 2022 in comparison to both Q2 and Q1, according to Antenna.
Discussion: Light Reading
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Associated Press:
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Matthew Keys / Fierce Video:
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
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Stephen Engelberg / ProPublica:
ProPublica posts an editor's note about its Wuhan lab story after reevaluating what some called a mistranslation, and says “the totality of reporting” is sound
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR says it needs to cut $10M+, or 3% of its budget, from the current fiscal year ending next September 30 and plans to nearly freeze hiring and avoid layoffs
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC plans to make “lighter” dramas, sports documentaries, and crime shows to reach poorer audiences, after Ofcom said they are “persistently underserved”
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Chris Licht tells CNN staff that layoffs are underway as part of a strategy shift, starting with “a limited number of individuals”, mostly paid contributors