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6:05 PM ET, November 15, 2019

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CNBC:
Twitter bans political ads globally, to allow some “cause-based” ads with limited targeting and promotion of issue-related fact-based reporting from news orgs  —  - Twitter laid out the framework for its new policy on political ads, which bans certain advertisers and has stricter rules for issue ads.
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Emily Stewart / Vox:
Twitter acknowledges that its new guidance on political and cause-based ads is essentially a rough policy outline with lots of details still to be worked out  —  Twitter just released the first iteration of its policies banning political ads — and appears to have changed course on CEO Jack Dorsey's declaration it would ban issue ads.
Raffaele Colella / The Keyword:
Google News debuts Beyond the Headlines tab, which surfaces in-depth content on key issues in English, with more languages and a mobile version coming in 2020  —  Last year, we redesigned Google News with one goal in mind: to help people understand the world through quality, trustworthy and enjoyable news.
Discussion: Engadget, @carolynpfox and 9to5Google
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu to raise its Hulu + Live TV price by 22%, from $44.99/month to $54.99/month, for all subscribers starting on December 18  —  Hulu is implementing its second price increase in less than a year for its Hulu With Live TV product — with the base package of 60-plus live channels increasing 22%, to $54.99 per month.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Verizon releases a Stream TV device running Android TV, heavily featuring YouTube TV, with none of Verizon Media's properties promoted and Netflix app blocked  —  Verizon has an answer to Roku, but it's not talking much about it: The mobile carrier quietly released a new streaming device …
Discussion: @gerryfsmith and @jank0
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
NYT posted $48M in “other” revenue, up 26% YoY, mostly attributed to The Weekly, which averages 1.2M viewers, plans to premiere two full-length docs in H1 2020  —  The New York Times is making a move into movies.  —  The publisher aims to premiere at least two feature-length documentaries in the first half of 2020.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Redbox settles its lawsuit with Disney, agreeing not to resell digital download codes it obtained by buying Disney DVD combo packs  —  A settlement finishes a legal dispute analyzing codes disassembled from “combo packs.”  —  On Thursday, Disney and Redbox informed a California federal judge …
Discussion: Variety, MediaPost and The Verge
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Specialist publisher Future reports fiscal 2019 revenue of £221.5M, up 70% YoY, pre-tax profit of £12.7M, up from £4.4m last year  —  Specialist publisher Future almost tripled its pre-tax profits last year and is now planning further growth with its proposed acquisition of magazine publisher TI Media.
Noah Yoo / Pitchfork:
Taylor Swift says her former label's CEO and Scooter Braun, who bought the label, won't let her sing early songs at an awards show or in a Netflix documentary  —  Swift: “The message being sent to me is very clear... Be a good little girl and shut up.  Or you'll be punished"
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Archant will launch its first Google-funded local news site in the spring in Peterborough, which hasn't had a daily newspaper since 2012  —  Archant has revealed the first city chosen to benefit from millions in funding coming from Google as it searches for a sustainable model for local news online.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Newspaper Consolidation Games: expect a formal deal closing for Gannett on Nov. 19, then big cuts; sources say McClatchy and Tribune are talking merger again  —  What was once expected to be $200 million in annual cost savings has now grown to $400 million or more.  But how much blood is left to be drawn from this stone?
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Marc Tracy / New York Times:
McClatchy plans to end Saturday print issues at all its daily newspapers by the end of 2020, though a new slate of articles will continue to appear digitally
 
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Maya Shwayder / Digital Trends:
The maker of viral deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg and Boris Johnson says they show how all personal data, even of those in power, can be used in unexpected ways
David Sharman / HoldtheFrontPage:
Newsquest seeks voluntary staff redundancies at Glasgow's The Herald and The Herald on Sunday, with possible compulsory redundancies to follow
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Amazon's ad for The Report, a movie based on the probe into the CIA after 9/11, wrapped front pages of major papers, with redacted words, mimicking real fronts
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
George Soros' foundation asks Fox for a retraction, apology, and a ban on guest Joe diGenova after diGenova's anti-Semitic rant against Soros on Lou Dobbs' show
Bloomberg:
Following EU scrutiny, Google to stop sharing info with buyers in ad auctions about the type of content on a page where an ad could appear, starting in February
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Early Reuters and NBC stories about impeachment hearings emphasized a lack of drama, fueling a social media backlash from those who want substance not theatrics