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6:55 PM ET, November 15, 2019

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CNBC:
Twitter bans political ads globally, will 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.
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.
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
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.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Criminal justice news site The Marshall Project turned 5 years old on Friday; it hopes to raise its annual budget to $10M in the next few years  —  “As a former journalist, I was mindful of the power of honest storytelling.  As an idealist, I felt that if only Americans knew the truth, changes would soon follow."
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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David Sharman / HoldtheFrontPage:
Newsquest seeks voluntary staff redundancies at Glasgow's The Herald and The Herald on Sunday, with possible compulsory redundancies to follow
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