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8:35 AM ET, December 6, 2018

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Rani Molla / Recode:
Ampere Analysis: Comcast, WarnerMedia, Fox, and Disney shows make up nearly 20% of Netflix's content library while originals account for 8%  —  The streaming media pioneer could lose about a fifth of its content hours.  —  Following Netflix's lead, nearly every major video company is moving into the streaming media business.
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Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources: Netflix paid $100M to license Friends in the US from AT&T's WarnerMedia through 2019, up from $30M/year, ahead of AT&T's 2019 streaming service launch
Richard Conway / BBC Sport:
Britain's big gambling companies agree to stop advertising during live sports broadcasts, including any game that starts before 9pm  —  Britain's biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban.  —  The Remote Gambling Association …
Discussion: The Guardian
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Inside NJ.com's The Force Report, which examined 72K+ incident forms from 2012 to 2016 to expose patterns of use of force by police statewide  —  Reporters at NJ.com took 72,607 incident forms from 565 municipalities in the last five years.  —  It took 506 public records requests.
Mother Jones:
How Facebook became the primary source and destroyer of news with algorithm changes and inaction on propaganda and disinformation, in favor of the bottom line  —  Right-wing propaganda is still doing great.  Journalism, not so much.  —  Mother Jones illustration; Getty
Asia Fields / The Seattle Times:
The Tacoma News Tribune to lay off 67 employees starting in February as it outsources its printing and says no newsroom staff will be cut  —  Layoffs will begin in February and last through September.  They follow the company's recent decision to outsource its printing business.
Discussion: @byrosenberg
USA Today:
Gannett President and CEO Robert Dickey announces he will retire in May 2019 as board initiates a succession plan  —  Robert J. Dickey announced his retirement and has agreed to remain with the company until May 7, 2019.  If a successor is identified prior to that date, Dickey will stay on as an adviser.
Discussion: CNN
New York Post:
Sources: Liberty Media is looking to increase its ~5% stake in iHeartMedia to 35% after the latter returns to public markets from bankruptcy in February 2019  —  Radio giant iHeartMedia just took a major step toward emerging from bankruptcy — and falling into the clutches of John Malone.
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet says an international investigation is needed to determine who killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that an international investigation was needed …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Mediaite
Hollywood Reporter:
In Dec 2017, June Seley Kimmel tweeted that Les Moonves had sexually harassed her; the CBS board was aware of her account before New Yorker story emerged  —  June Seley Kimmel, who has recounted her experience with the ousted CBS mogul to company lawyers, recalls her traumatic 1985 encounter.
Discussion: @kimmasters, The Wrap and TVWeek.com
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New York Times:
CBS draft report says former CEO Leslie Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators to preserve his reputation and save his $120M severance deal
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Source: Vox Media's 2018 revenues are projected to increase 15%-18% YoY, with the company planning to charge for certain content across its sites  —  Vice, Vox, and BuzzFeed, among other companies that once heralded the dawn of a new media age, are now grappling with decidedly old-media problems.
Janine di Giovanni / Harper's:
A war reporter reflects on the trauma and sacrifices demanded by a male-dominated field; film, Bearing Witness, captures the struggles better than A Private War  —  Life during wartime is more complicated than easily digestible, Hollywood heroism  —  When young women come to me and say …
Discussion: @nickturse
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sources: The Weekly Standard's future is uncertain, after months of searching for a buyer; parent company MediaDC has requested a meeting with staff next week  —  New York (CNN Business)The fate of The Weekly Standard, the conservative magazine that has staked out a position as a publication …
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Jane Coaston / Vox:
Weekly Standard staffers say parent company MediaDC has tried to sabotage the publication over its anti-Trump stance, mine it for assets for Washington Examiner
Discussion: Hit & Run and Politico
 
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Chris Stewart defended Trump's response to the Khashoggi murder on CNN on Tuesday, saying journalists “disappear all over the country”
Discussion: @lawrence_wright and TheBlaze
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