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8:40 AM ET, November 13, 2018

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Richard Morgan / New York Post:
Source: the New York Yankees are planning to buy back the YES Network from Fox as Fox works to sell off its regional sports networks  —  The New York Yankees are in talks to buy back YES Network as Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox look to clear their $71.3 billion merger, The Post has learned.
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SportsBusiness Daily:
Despite speculation, neither Fox Sports nor NBC Sports bid on Fox's 22 regional sports networks last week by the deadline; it's now unclear who did submit bids  —  Fox Sports and NBC Sports stay on sideline for the sale, leaving the media industry to wonder who's in.
Discussion: Awful Announcing
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
New York Media, parent company to New York magazine, will launch a paywall for its sites in the last week of November with $5/month or $50/year subscriptions  —  Information may want to be free, as an aphorism had it in the early days of digital media.  But these days, increasingly, journalism wants to be paid for.
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Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Snap VP of Content Nick Bell, who joined the company in 2014 to lead Discover, says he's leaving amid a planned reorg under Chief Strategy Officer Jared Grusd  —  Another longtime Snap executive is jumping ship.  —  This time it's Nick Bell, Snap's VP of Content, who told employees that he's leaving on Monday.
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Benjamin Goggin / Business Insider:
In a tweet, Tucker Carlson defends himself against assault allegations from a new client of Michael Avenatti's after video from a Charlottesville club surfaces
Susan Wojcicki / YouTube Creator Blog:
YouTube CEO warns of unintended consequences of EU's Article 13 and says YouTube may have to block videos in the EU to avoid liability under the new directive  —  This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times.  —  Creativity has long been a guiding force in my life …
Rani Molla / Recode:
Smart speakers' effect on audio: NPR's listening hours from speaker owners up 15% YoY, podcast listeners skip ads less, Spotify users likelier to listen daily  —  Until we invent something that wouldn't be possible without voice, we're just repurposing online content for our ears.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
After Trump denied Jim Acosta a press pass, networks and WH reporters were left with a choice to protest the move or do nothing, and both options have drawbacks  —  The CNN chief Jeff Zucker gave his troops unexpected orders the day after President Trump snatched the press credential away from Jim Acosta …
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: the owner of the Daily Mail is drawing up plans to make an offer for the i, a newspaper currently owned by Johnston Press  —  The owner of the Daily Mail is plotting to buy the i in a move that would expand its share of the national newspaper market during a period of turbulence for the UK's biggest publishers .
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix executives say they want to experiment with lower-priced subscriptions in countries with lower per-capita income in pursuit of growth in Asia  —  - Streaming service wants to experiment with prices, CEO says  — Service has announced 17 new shows from five Asian countries
 
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