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3:40 PM ET, November 17, 2019

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Sam Tabachnik / Denver Post:
Craig Silverman, a talk radio host on the conservative Colorado station KNUS, says he was cut off mid-show and fired after segment criticizing President Trump  —  Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and talk-show host on the conservative 710 KNUS radio station …
Bloomberg:
How India's T-Series became the world's biggest YouTube channel, using a catalog estimated to have ~70% of Bollywood music released in the past three decades  —  India's T-Series built an online empire from Bollywood.  Now it has to survive Netflix.  —  On a recent afternoon in the Arabian Desert …
Discussion: @sub8u, @aviralbhat, @bw and @ek_obrien
New York Times:
Two female writers on CBS sitcom Carol's Second Act felt they had to quit the show after filing sexual misconduct complaints despite the network's new policies  —  “None of this had to happen”: The network's new sexual harassment policy did not prevent them from leaving after accusations against the star's husband, a producer.
Johannes Munter / News Media Alliance:
Interviews, studies, and data indicate that the 2014 Google News shutdown in Spain only temporarily lowered traffic and led to organic traffic growth  —  Earlier this year, the European Union adopted its new Copyright Directive that modernizes and harmonizes copyright laws across the EU.
Matthew Kassel / Mediaite:
Study of British music magazine NME finds that time spent reading its content fell 72% in the year after it shut down print, though its net readership grew  —  In the past few years, a number of media outlets have given up their print publications in favor of going exclusively online …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
How the small town of Eudora, KS, about 40 minutes from Kansas City and once a news desert, became a lab for two universities to study and provide local news  —  Now, the University of Kansas J-school is bringing it back. … Riley Wilson's alarm went off at 7:15 a.m. on a chilly November Tuesday.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
As millions pay for premium subscriptions to have a “clean” digital media experience, privacy and freedom from advertising are gradually becoming luxury goods  —  Photo illustration by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari  —  A decade ago, an internet video start …
Damian Radcliffe / What's New in Publishing:
A look at PopSugar's ecommerce revenue streams including its Must Have subscription boxes, deals sent via text, Beauty by PopSugar, and a partnership with Kohls  —  With a rich portfolio of subscription boxes, beauty products, partnerships and more, Damian Radcliffe charts POPSUGAR's journey …
Omar Abdulaziz / Washington Post:
Saudi activist alleges the Saudi government threatened 30+ influencers by saying they would release hacked private material if they don't tweet propaganda  —  Omar Abdulaziz is a Saudi activist.  He lives in Montreal.  —  In the fight against the online campaigns targeting Saudi citizens …
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
An NBCU-owned podcast network will only create podcasts that can become TV shows, indicative of podcast ecosystem exploitation by an already powerful industry  —  Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts.  This is issue 234, dated November 12, 2019.  —  The podcast-entertainment industrial complex, revisited.
Discussion: @abottomley
Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal:
The Sacramento Bee announces the Tipping Point Lab, staffed by donor-supported reporters working on in-depth stories, launching in early 2020 for three years  —  The Sacramento Bee has developed a philanthropic nonprofit model to fund a team of reporters to work on special projects for the local newspaper and for multimedia.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Profile of FaZe Clan, an esports and gaming lifestyle media org with 34 content creators, 15 pro esports players, 11 players/entertainers, and over 214M viewers  —  They already make every moment into consumable content.  What can it become?  —  This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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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