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5:15 AM ET, December 1, 2022

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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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  —  “It will be a difficult time for everyone,” CNN EO Chris Licht told staff in an email Wednesday.
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.
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
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  —  NPR will need to cut at least $10 million from the current fiscal year ending next September 30, the network's chief executive …
Matthew Keys / Fierce Video:
Ohio's AG files a motion asking that two of the state's pension systems become lead plaintiffs in a shareholder lawsuit accusing WBD of securities violations  —  The Ohio Attorney General has filed a motion in federal court requesting to have two of the state's pension systems appointed …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitch unveils Shield Mode, which lets streamers and mods activate customizable safety measures with one click, mass ban chatters using specific terms, and more  —  Twitch has steadily added to its streamer safety measures, but they can still be a pain to use if a hate raid or dedicated harasser makes life miserable.
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  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.
 
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix's Reed Hastings says he was wrong to avoid ads, the Glass Onion theatrical release left money on the table, and streaming competition has become a brawl
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”
Ariel Shapiro / The Verge:
Spotify releases Wrapped 2022 for users, adding a “music personality” feature, and says Joe Rogan, Emma Chamberlain, and others were its top podcasters
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The Intercept:
Some prominent antifascist organizers and journalists have had Twitter accounts suspended in the past week, after right-wing operatives appealed to Elon Musk
Lydia Polgreen / New York Times:
People can help protect democracy by supporting their local news outlets, rather than spending time on platforms and TV networks that deepen partisan divides
Mark Kennedy / Associated Press:
Apple's 2022 listener data shows the rise of non-English-language songs: 21 non-English songs were in the global Top 100, more than double the number in 2021