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8:30 PM ET, November 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Sources: Apollo Global Management approached Tribune Publishing about a sale about a month ago, but Tribune has been “non-responsive”  —  Apollo seeks purchase of Tribune — and possible California sell-off  —  Is Rupert right?  —  Friday afternoon, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch tweeted …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Rupert Murdoch tweets that Tribune Publishing is about to be sold, with Los Angeles Times going to Eli Broad  —  Murdoch tweets that LA Times about to be bought  —  Newspaper owner and noted Twitter user Rupert Murdoch is hearing that the Los Angeles Times newspaper is about to change hands.
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Analyst: ESPN's loss of 7M subscribers since 2013 means about $650M less in affiliate revenue and an estimated $250M less in ad revenue  —  When Will ESPN's Subscriber Numbers Finally Hit Bottom?  —  One of the strongest parts of Walt Disney Corp.—in addition to its powerful hold …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Twitter removes share counts in sharing buttons, but publishers say data was important internally and as a signal to readers  —  Frustrated publishers to Twitter: Give us our share counts back  —  It seems like Twitter and other social platforms are always making changes to their platforms …
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
It is now illegal to make private copies of copyrighted media files in the UK after withdrawal of country's 2014 private copying exception regulations  —  Thanks to the music industry, it is illegal to make private copies of music—again  —  From now on, it's not just in Penzance that there are pirates.
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
Mashable Shop Is a Native Ad That's Also an Online Store  —  Visa Will Sponsor Shop to Promote Visa Checkout  —  BtoB marketing requires cutting-edge sophistication to reach clients in real time.  —  Digital publishers are looking for all kinds of alternatives to the traditional banner ad.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Interview with Dan Peres, outgoing editor in chief of Details on his 15 years with the magazine  —  The 60-second interview: Dan Peres, outgoing editor in chief of Details magazine  —  POLITICO: The news that Details was closing was announced on Wednesday, and you're one of several people …
Discussion: Politico
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Fusion announces distributed news team of 12 to work on platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Vine  —  Fusion has a 12-person distributed news team for platforms  —  If the future will be a distributed one, Fusion wants to make sure it's prepared.  —  The digital news site …
Amanda Hess / Slate:
What it was like to be a Sony Pictures employee last year when hackers attacked  —  Inside the Sony Hack  —  What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.  —  Every morning, like so many of her colleagues …
Discussion: @lbennett, @fascinated and @adayjchen
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Why the media won't say Donald Trump is lying  —  Just north of the campus of Ohio State is a bar called The Library.  It does not take a college student long to recognize the utility of that name; a parent calls and asks where you are and you can simply say, “The Library,” …
Discussion: @bydanielvictor and Hot Air
Montreal Gazette:
Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's sentence of 1K lashes suspended, pardon possible  —  Saudi blogger Raif Badawi to be pardoned: Swiss government  —  A jailed Saudi blogger is having his sentence of 1,000 lashings suspended, the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs told newspaper La Liberté.
Discussion: CBC News and The National
Didi Tang / Associated Press:
China sentences activist Yang Maodong, known as Guo Feixiong, to six years in prison after his 2013 protests against censorship  —  Chinese activist sentenced to 6 years in jail  —  1 photo  —  BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies …
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Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
If Alibaba buys the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong-based paper would be under Chinese rule, possibly limiting its press freedom and coverage ability
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK publisher Future cuts losses to £2.3M, will split operations into media and magazine divisions
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Deezer finally launches a music-streaming family plan: $16/month for 6 people, only in France for now
Chris Buckley / New York Times:
China cuts journalist Gao Yu's sentence from seven to five years, allows her to serve sentence outside prison because of serious illness
Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper editor-in-chief Can Dundar and reporter Erdem Gul jailed pending trial over their reports of government arms smuggling to Syria
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Trust confirms BBC3 TV channel will be switched off and moved online by end of February 2016
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
New York Times staff writer Sarah Nir offers to cover the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade each year to celebrate life on the anniversary of a near-fatal attack
Discussion: @sarahmaslinnir
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:
Google received 15.7M copyright related URL takedown requests over one week in November, almost double from 8.2M last year
Jeremy Borden / Columbia Journalism Review:
How a little-known, Uber-driving freelancer brought the lawsuit that forced Chicago to release a police shooting video

From Techmeme:

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Servers of Chinese tech toy maker VTech breached: data of 4.8M parents and 200K kids may have been accessed

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thanksgiving/Black Friday Online Sales Hit $4.5B, 34% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

Richard Lai / Engadget:
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