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7:55 AM ET, December 1, 2016

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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Jim VandeHei says his yet-to-launch media startup Axios may charge $10K+ for some subscriptions eventually, but will launch ad-supported and free to readers  —  Advertising to start, then big-money subscriptions.  —  We still don't know a lot about Axios, the yet-to-launch media startup founded …
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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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YouTube Blog:
YouTube announces support for 4K live streams of 360-degree and standard videos; first 4K stream will be Game Awards on December 1  —  Back in 2010, we enabled 4K video support for the very first time.  Since then, millions of videos have been uploaded at that eye-popping resolution …
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
Reporters Without Borders:
Bahrain sentences Faisal Hayyat, a journalist who hosts a YouTube channel, to three months in jail for a tweet deemed to insult a religious symbol and group  —  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the conviction of Bahraini journalist and blogger Faisal Hayyat for allegedly insulting religion in a tweet.
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.”
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 …
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.
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  —  Eyeo GmbH has beaten back German court cases seeking to shut down its business.  —  In the US, blocking online advertisements might land you in a heated debate.
Discussion: @arstechnica
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Robert Andrews / The Drum:
Q&A with Christian Dommers, head of business development at AdBlock Plus, on programmatic, publishers, and acceptable ads
Discussion: @thedrum
 
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Will Oremus / Slate:
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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