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1:15 AM ET, November 8, 2019

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GEN:
Global Editors Network says it will close due to lack of funds; the worldwide association of editors offered summits, hackathons, and data journalism awards  —  The Global Editors Network (GEN) announced today that it will cease its activities due to lack of sustainable finances.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bustle laid off or cut at least 10 staffers and contributors Thursday; spokesperson says Bustle Digital Group plans “marquee hires” and a 2020 site relaunch  —  At least nine staffers at Bustle, the online women's publication, were laid off Thursday — the latest sign of distress …
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Rude media like Splinter and Deadspin, which lacked deference to power, are dead; we are left with bootlickers who demand civility and don't challenge power  —  In April, Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, purchased Gizmodo Media Group, the collection of websites formerly known as Gawker Media, from Univision.
Times of India:
India revokes the Overseas Citizen of India status for Aatish Taseer, who wrote a May Time cover story calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Divider in Chief”  —  - Aatish Taseer's Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status was canceled on Thursday, following a statement by the home ministry
Michelle Mark / Business Insider:
CBS reportedly has fired a staffer who previously worked for ABC and accessed footage of anchor Amy Robach complaining that ABC killed her Jeffrey Epstein story  —  NOW WATCH:  —  The letter F. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting.  The word “in”.  A play button in the shape of a television screen.
Emily Alford / Jezebel:
Former co-workers of Fader's Eric Sundermann say his alleged sexual misconduct was known for years, but overlooked by management at Fader and at Vice  —  On November 2, former music journalist Lauren Nostro published a tweet: “It's so wild that {redacted} is able to run an entire digital magazine when hes …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Disney announces that Disney+ will be on Amazon's Fire TV when it launches on November 12  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  Disney announced today that they have reached a deal with Amazon to bring Disney …
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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Disney says Disney+ will launch in UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on March 31
Bloomberg:
Nielsen to split into two companies, one focused on global media, the other on tracking consumer preferences, after pressure from investor Elliott Management  —  - Nielsen will split into two: global media and global connect  — Company completes strategic review following activist pressure
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Emails show organizers of a major UK arms conference rejected credentials for a Middle East Eye reporter due to concern “he will not write anything positive”  —  A journalist was barred from a major UK arms fair because organisers believed he would “not write anything positive” …
CNBC:
Disney Q4: revenue of $19.1B vs. $19.04B expected, up 34% YoY, with media networks bringing in $6.5B in revenue, up 22% YoY from $5.3B; stock up 4%+ after hours  —  - Analysts will be looking to see if Disney gives any color on expected subscriber numbers for Disney+.  —  Disney CEO: Streaming service was well-received
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, an antipiracy spinoff of MPAA, announces an effort to reduce unauthorized access to content and password sharing  —  Controlling user access to platforms (password sharing) will be a priority as major conglomerates bet on new direct-to-consumer digital services.
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
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