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12:15 PM ET, November 18, 2019

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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.
Discussion: @whatthebit
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Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Musical.ly founder Alex Zhu, who now heads TikTok, says TikTok doesn't share data with China or Bytedance and doesn't censor videos at China's behest  —  Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington's fears.  “I am quite optimistic,” he said.
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  —  WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 17, 2019) Most Americans - 86 percent - think people should have access to local news - even if they don't pay for it …
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  —  Two years ago, a series of “Why I Left BuzzFeed” videos popped up on YouTube, with past employees complaining they were not allowed …
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Profile of Mixhalo, an app which aims to improve sound quality at concerts by sending Hi-Fi audio directly from the soundboard to attendees' phones  —  Think back to the first time you saw a high-definition TV program.  —  After a lifetime of looking at standard-definition shows …
Discussion: @dangillmor
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon is shortening the theatrical release window and not reporting box office numbers for some films, including The Report  —  The new policy — which mirrors Netflix's strategy — will apply to such awards contenders as ‘The Report’ and ‘The Aeronauts.’  —  Don't bother asking Alexa …
Discussion: @thatrebecca
Brandon Katz / Observer:
A look at growing soundstage scarcity and the deals studios are making to secure space as the number of productions rises; in LA, stage occupancy is topping 90%  —  , minor bad guy Steven Reign tells the story of the red dragon.  According to him, a small, wealthy village in China hired …
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.
 
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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
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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
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
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