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11:45 PM ET, November 29, 2018

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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Mic Network has agreed to sell to Bustle Digital Group for about $5M, a fraction of Mic's valuation of $100M based on its investment round in April 2017  —  Struggling digital publisher lays off most of its staff ahead of sale  —  Digital publisher Mic Network Inc. has agreed …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mic has laid off a majority of its 100-person staff ahead of Bustle acquisition; publisher Cory Haik has already left, sources say the cofounders will remain  —  The publisher is trying to sell the remainder of the company to Bustle Digital Group.  —  Mic is laying off the majority off …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
A Nielsen report says US viewers spend nearly 8B hours per month streaming content via connected devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV  —  With the rise of streaming services and the trend toward cord cutting, the way U.S. consumers are watching video is also changing.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook will exempt ads from eligible news outlets from its political ad archive in the UK, a policy it plans to extend to the US and Brazil pending UK tests  —  Social network to act against ‘dark adverts’ with compulsory disclaimers saying who paid  —  Every political advert on Facebook …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Unionized Financial Times journalists passed a vote of no confidence in the FT's CEO, John Ridding, citing lack of transparency, high executive pay  —  NUJ chapel passes vote saying Ridding has not acknowledged or addressed serious concerns  —  Journalists at the Financial Times have passed …
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Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme now publishing paid and free “Leaderboards” showing the most influential reporters around a specific news topic  —  Today Techmeme has begun publishing Topic Leaderboards, which list the top authors and publications covering 24 topic areas such as cloud computing, autonomous vehicles …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Though Fox rebuked its personalities for appearing in campaign rallies and providing interviewees with scripts, it's unclear if it has formal ethics standards  —  There are ethical standards at Fox News, we're told.  —  But just what they are, or how they're enforced, is an enduring mystery.
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
The CEO of the US Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA and other US government media, apologizes for a Radio Martí show that attacked George Soros  —  The head of a U.S. government agency has apologized to George Soros and his Open Society Foundations for the airing of a program …
 
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Alt-right commentator Laura Loomer handcuffed self to Twitter NYC door to protest her ban from the service; NYPD cut cuffs at Loomer's request after a few hours
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Tucker Carlson was featured in 265 articles on the Daily Stormer between November 2016 and November 2018, about 10 times more than any other conservative pundit
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Fox News has not tweeted since November 8 when it began an apparent boycott of Twitter, even with Tuesday's launch of its streaming service Fox Nation
AllAccess.com:
Leon Neyfakh, a Slate reporter and host of the Slow Burn podcast, says he's leaving to launch a podcast on past political scandals in the first half of 2019
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts its “Today In” local news digest in its app in 400 US cities and is testing Local Alerts with 100 local government and first responder Pages