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12:45 PM ET, November 15, 2019

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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"
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.
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  —  A Reuter's news article pronouncing Wednesday's illuminating, alarming, and historic kickoff of the Trump impeachment hearings …
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  —  Subscribers to The Miami Herald, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Charlotte Observer will no longer find a newspaper at the end of their driveway on Saturday mornings.
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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
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  —  George Soros's Open Society Foundations is requesting action from Fox News/Fox Business after guest commentator Joe diGenova uncorked …
TechCrunch:
Report finds toxic content on Giphy, including child abuse, depictions of rape, and imagery associated with white supremacy, despite its ban on illicit content  —  Certain hashtags and keywords revealed the illegal and banned content.  —  Image search engine Giphy bills itself as providing …
Discussion: Fortune
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  —  - Search giant to stop sharing some info with buyers in auction  — Google said it took step follow discussions with watchdogs
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 tripled its pre-tax profits last year and is now planning further growth with its planned acquisition of magazine publisher TI Media.
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  —  The wrap appears in the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today, among other papers  —  It's been over five years since …
David Sharman / HoldtheFrontPage:
Newsquest seeks voluntary staff redundancies at Glasgow's The Herald and The Herald on Sunday, with possible compulsory redundancies to follow  —  Compulsory redundancies have been threatened at a daily newspaper and its Sunday stablemate unless “a number” of journalists volunteer to leave the business over the next few days.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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.
 
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Maya Shwayder / Digital Trends:
The maker of viral deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg and Boris Johnson says they show how personal data can be used in unexpected ways, even of those in power
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
MoffettNathanson estimates that TV live streaming services have ~9M subscribers, up 33% YoY; Hulu Live TV has ~2.7M subscribers while YouTube TV has ~1.6M
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
eMarketer: TV ad spending in the US has peaked in 2018 and will decline 2.9% this year to $70.3B, dropping below one-quarter of total US ad spending by 2022
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Apple signed on 200,000 subscribers to Apple News+ in its first 48 hours in March but has since struggled to add customers
Daniel Frankel / Multichannel News:
OpenVault: cord cutters averaged 520.8 GB of internet usage in Q3, up 7% YoY; 12% of cord cutters are power users who use 1TB+ per month
Agence France-Presse:
Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan rearrested following his prison release one week ago where he'd served three years over alleged links to 2016 coup