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5:20 AM ET, December 1, 2016

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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen of Politico reveal details about their new startup, Axios, including its mission statement: “Media is broken—and too often a scam.”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman apologizes for editing user comments and says the company is working to combat abuse by taking action against “toxic users”  —  Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix enables downloading of shows and movies to watch offline on iOS and Android for all streaming plans; selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  For now, the selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway.
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
CBC journalist Edward Ou was denied entry to the US and had his mobile phones briefly confiscated, as he travelled to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protest  —  Award-winning Canadian photojournalist Edward Ou has had plenty of scary border experiences while reporting from the Middle East for the past decade.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Profile of Steve Bannon, incoming White House chief strategist, who some call racist and nativist, while others see an opportunist using the alt-right for power  —  When Julia Jones arrived at her office in Santa Monica at 8 a.m. — by Hollywood screenwriter standards, the crack of dawn …
Discussion: Bigotry Watch and Washington Post
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Report: ad tech company AppNexus has filed confidentially for an IPO, expected around Q2 2017, valuing the company between $1.5B and $2B  —  AppNexus' long-awaited IPO is about to happen.  —  The ad tech company has filed paperwork confidentially for an initial public offering …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Politico's national editor, Kristin Roberts, is leaving and says she plans to focus on work that “reminds me that journalism is a public service”  —  Kristin Roberts, Politico's national editor, is leaving for an as-yet unannounced job in journalism, she told Poynter Wednesday.
Discussion: Politico
Hugh McIntyre / Forbes:
Spotify unveils Singles, a new weekly series featuring exclusive recordings, replaces Sessions with Live  —  Throughout the year, Spotify has seemingly focused its vast resources on several areas: playlists, acquisitions, and original content.  The latter of the three has only been a topic …
BuzzFeed:
Majority of BuzzFeed UK's 80-member staff sign cards seeking unionization under National Union of Journalists; CEO Peretti asks for more discussion  —  CEO Jonah Peretti responded: “We'd like an opportunity to talk directly with you before you make any irreversible decisions.”
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Breitbart launches a boycott against Kellogg's after the cereal company pulls its ads from the site  —  Breitbart News is going to war with Kellogg's after the cereal maker decided to pull its advertisements from the far-right news site in protest of its political views.
Liz Spayd / New York Times:
Jessica Lessin's recent op-ed for the NYT, in which she defended Facebook, should have included more detail about her ties to the social network  —  Ever since the election, there's been endless finger-pointing at Facebook by those who blame it for letting malicious “fake news” onto its social platform.
 
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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Spiegel Online's case against Adblock owner Eyeo GmbH, the sixth case Eyeo has faced alleging ad-blocking violated German law, is dismissed
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global debuts November 30 and partners with international media company Antenna Global to accelerate expansion into foreign markets
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker Media reaches non-monetary settlement with Daily Mail over story about the newspaper's journalistic practices, will add Editor's Note, Daily Mail's reply
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Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
GoPro appears to abandon its plans to become a media company by shutting down entertainment division, cutting 200+ jobs, as part of restructuring
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter says it will suspend Trump's account if he violates their policies; Facebook says it won't, giving consideration to “the value of political discourse”
Gregory Ferenstein / Politico:
Gregory Ferenstein, Clinton supporter and editor of the Ferenstein Wire, joins Breitbart as a columnist, argues that the site is now a major player in democracy