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8:15 AM ET, November 19, 2019

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CNN:
Current and former The Hill employees: owner Jimmy Finkelstein tells editors when Trump coverage too harsh, staff in “revolt” over handling of John Solomon saga  —  New York (CNN Business)James “Jimmy” Finkelstein, the owner of The Hill newspaper, is not a widely known media executive …
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
The Hill says it's reviewing, annotating, and when appropriate, correcting former columnist John Solomon's opinion pieces referenced in the impeachment inquiry  —  The columnist's attacks on a U.S. ambassador, which were hailed by Trump, have come under congressional scrutiny.  —  John Solomon.
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
DOJ antitrust head Makan Delrahim says the DOJ will move to end the 1940s Paramount consent decrees, which limit major distributors' control over theater chains  —  The Justice Department will ask a federal court to eliminate the Paramount consent decrees, the 71-year-old restrictions …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet says Trump puts journalists' “lives at risk” when he subjects them to personal attacks and calls them names  —  Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists and defends not calling president racist  —  The executive editor of the New York Times …
New York Times:
AP poll finds that ~60% of Americans say they regularly see conflicting reports about the same facts from different sources, as people tune out from the news  —  Paying attention to the impeachment inquiry and other developments means having to figure out what is true, false or spin.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify launches Your Daily Podcast, customized playlists with podcasts, featuring trailers, long podcast episodes, more, available in the US and elsewhere  —  Discover Weekly but for podcasts  —  Spotify is taking its first step toward personalizing podcast recommendations with the official launch …
Discussion: Quartz
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Sony Pictures Entertainment buys AT&T's 42% stake in Game Show Network in a ~$510M deal, making Sony the sole owner of the network  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought out AT&T's minority interest in Game Show Network for about $500 million.  —  The deal makes Sony the sole owner of GSN.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Patreon says it has paid out $1B+ to creators since its 2013 launch, up from $500M in Q4 2018, has surpassed 4M members, and plans on expanding to Europe  —  Membership services startup Patreon has paid out over $1 billion to creators since its launch in 2013, the company announced Tuesday.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Interview with TV host and film producer Soledad O'Brien on her critiques of journalism in the Trump era, which she often shares to her 1.1M Twitter followers  —  For Soledad O'Brien, the presidency of Donald Trump has ripped the cover off a lot of things, including the fragility of American democracy …
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times' TV show, The Weekly, is now available for US subscribers via its website, five months after launching on FX and Hulu  —  The latest episode of The Times's TV show, as well as episodes from earlier in the season, are now available to Times subscribers in the U.S.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Sources: the DNC disapproves of Politico's choice of moderator for next month's Democratic debate, Tim Alberta, in part because of past work for National Review  —  Politico and PBS are scheduled to co-host the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles.
 
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Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Amazon expands its free ad-supported version of Amazon Music to its mobile apps, FireTV, and the web, with access to select playlists and radio-like stations
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Epstein's death was an injustice, but the press can hold him and alleged enablers to account, as Emily Maitlis showed in her outstanding Prince Andrew interview
Molly Blackall / The Guardian:
In proposals to Ofcom, BBC seeks to cut the news shown on its children's channel from 85 to 35 hours per year, scrapping the 50-year-old afternoon news segment
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NPR:
A look at the role Spanish-language media plays in the Latino community and the issues it's facing, as the fourth Spanish-language publication closes this year
Knight Foundation:
Gallup/Knight study: 86% of Americans believe people should have access to local news, but only 1 in 5 subscribe or donate to local news organizations
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
A look at BuzzFeed's Creators Program, which has 31 in-house and 5 external creators and has brokered 65 branded content campaigns in 2019, up ~2x from 2018