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1:00 AM ET, December 8, 2021


 Top News: 
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Chris Cuomo says he is also leaving SiriusXM, where he hosted a regular weekday radio program, to “focus on what comes next”
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at The Guardian's Martin Pengelly, who repeatedly publishes scoops from political bestsellers, likely by getting early copies from a bookseller  —  Mark Meadows's new memoir about his time as Donald Trump's White House chief of staff was still a week away from its official release date …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The 19th hires Julia Chan, managing editor of digital at public broadcaster KQED, as EIC starting January 10, replacing Andrea Valdez, who moved to The Atlantic  —  The 19th has hired Julia B. Chan as its new editor-in-chief, effective Jan. 10, executives tell Axios.
Seventeen groups representing ~150 newspapers quietly filed antitrust lawsuits in the past year against Google and Meta for monopolizing the digital ads market  —  Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Yamiche Alcindor is joining NBC News' Washington team in March; she will give up her PBS NewsHour duties but remain the moderator of PBS' Washington Week  —  Alcindor, who is expected to start with NBC in March, will cover the Biden administration as well as the impact of federal policies …
Washington Post:
France detains a suspect in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the first arrest outside of Saudi Arabia, and initiates proceedings for his extradition to Turkey  —  PARIS — France detained on Tuesday a Saudi man accused of playing a role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist …
Madeleine Lim / Bloomberg:
Haze Fan, a member of Bloomberg's Beijing bureau, has now been detained for a year as Chinese authorities say the case is ongoing  —  Haze Fan, a member of Bloomberg News's bureau in Beijing, has been detained since late last year, with no information forthcoming on her case.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
The Senate confirms Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the FCC, the first female chair in the agency's history, in a 68 to 31 vote  —  She will be the first female chair in FCC history  —  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 68 to 31 to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel's re-appointment to the Federal …
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
As book publicity avenues have shrunk, social media followings are increasingly important for getting book deals, but they're an unreliable predictor of sales  —  Social-media fandom can help authors score book deals and bigger advances, but does it translate to how a new title will sell?
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Interview with veteran journalist Paul Davies, whose reports on the Dubrovnic siege are used in local history lessons, on how tech changed war reporting  —  Journalism is said to be the first draft of history.  But the account by ITN's Paul Davies of the siege of Dubrovnic in 1991 …
Catie Keck / The Verge:
Google TV adds Pluto TV and its 300+ free channels to its live TV tab, where it joins YouTube TV, Philo, and Sling, all of which require paid subscriptions  —  Free streaming baked right into the live tab  —  Google TV is adding yet another cord-cutting option to its live TV tab.
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ViacomCBS and South Korea's CJ ENM to co-develop English-language content and co-finance local series for Paramount+, which launches in South Korea next year
 Earlier Picks: 
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney names Geoff Morrell to the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer, an expansion of the top communications job held by Zenia Mucha
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Rep. Devin Nunes, a close Trump ally and former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, says he will resign to become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed closed down 11% on its Nasdaq trading debut, attaining a market cap of $364M, after raising less than expected from its SPAC