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11:45 AM ET, November 29, 2016


 Top News: 
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
In a series of tweets, Trump criticized CNN over its story debunking his voter fraud claim, retweeted criticism of the network from his supporters  —  Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter Monday night and into early Tuesday morning over a CNN report refuting his unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud on Election Day.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Canada has lost about half of its journalists in the last decade, sources say, as government assesses future without country's two largest newspaper companies  —  Canada's press woes are bad enough unto themselves, but they also serve as a sign of earlier winter for the U.S. press.
Discussion: Reynolds Center and Politico
Since Election Day, amid criticism from President-Elect Trump, the NYT has netted 132K paid subscribers, up 10x year over year  —  Despite endorsing Hillary Clinton and enduring Donald Trump's repeated criticisms, The New York Times said paid subscriptions online and in print have soared since Election Day.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Quartz has received a $240K Knight Foundation grant to launch the Quartz Bot Studio, a group focused on developing three bot-related projects this coming year  —  The Quartz Bot Studio (which the publication intends to maintain after the grant funding is used up) will develop new bots …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @perryhewitt
Kellogg Co. pulls its ads from right-wing news site Breitbart; the move comes following pressure from activists, after a Kellogg ad was spotted on the site  —  Kellogg Co. is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon …
The Guardian:
The Guardian has moved to HTTPS, partly to stop ISPs tracking what readers are reading, information the paper believes “may be used against them”  —  Our content has now been served over HTTPS for two months and we thought it was time to share some of the reasons, processes and challenges behind the project.
Discussion: @glenngabe
Paul Dallison / Politico:
Documents: Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers Ltd, owner of The Sun, registered as an official Leave campaign group, spent nearly £100K pushing for Brexit  —  A week before the U.K. referendum on EU membership, the newspaper group that owns Britain's the Times and the Sun registered …
Discussion: The Independent
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches Nov. 30 starting at $35/mo. for 60+ channels, up to $70/month for 120+ channels
Alan Travis / The Guardian:
UK's Investigatory Powers bill is now law, mandates all web and call histories be stored, available to select agencies; journalists' records need judge sign-off  —  Home secretary hails ‘world-leading’ laws, which include forcing web and phone companies to collect browsing histories
Discussion: Press Gazette and Engadget
Sources: Viacom is waiting for CBS to make an offer regarding a merger, after it delivered a presentation to CBS last Wednesday  —  After Viacom delivered a presentation to CBS last Wednesday, Viacom is waiting for CBS to make an offer, sources told CNBC.  —  The Redstone family …
New York Times:
Questions raised about policing of speech on social networks, after Facebook initially refused to remove a far-right group's map of Jewish businesses in Berlin  —  BERLIN — Yorai Feinberg was going about his daily routine this month when his social media feeds and cellphone began lighting up.
Christopher J. Daggett / New York Times:
Proceeds from the FCC's spectrum auction could produce enormous public benefits if they are used to aid local media and public interest initiatives  —  With the demand for wireless broadband growing, the Federal Communications Commission is auctioning off a big chunk of the public airwaves.
Mark Challinor / INMA:
INMA plans for 2017: New distance learning initiative on best practices in media, new membership classifications for startups and universities, apps, and more  —  INMA sets records in 2016, big plans for 2017 … The INMA Board of Directors met in Cape Town last week to discuss plans for 2017 and beyond …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Tucker Carlson will step down as Daily Caller EIC as he devotes himself to his evening Fox News show; he will maintain an ownership stake in the publication
Discussion: Mediaite
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