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4:50 PM ET, December 2, 2019

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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Trump campaign says it will no longer credential Bloomberg reporters until it rescinds decision to not probe Michael Bloomberg or rival Democratic candidates  —  Trump campaign chairman Brad Parscale announced Monday that they will not be offering press credentials to any reporters of Bloomberg News seeking to cover the Trump campaign.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Report for America says it's on pace to place 250 journalists in 164 local newsrooms in 2020, which is four times the size of its 2019 class  —  Efforts to fill local newsrooms are ramping up as the industry continues to face rapid cuts, consolidation and closures.
New York Times:
NYT Editorial Board says Trump's attacks on the media are damaging democracy globally by legitimizing the practice of pretending that facts don't exist  —  “Concocting fake news to attract eyeballs is a habitual trick of America's New York Times, and this newspaper suffered a crisis …
Annalee Newitz / New York Times:
Max Willens / Digiday:
Forbes acquires stock prediction service Quantalytics AI Labs; source: Forbes' non-ad revenue almost doubled from 18% of annual total in 2014 to 33%+ in 2019  —  At the beginning of 2019, Forbes Media had just finished celebrating its most profitable year in a decade and had begun hunting for companies it could invest in or buy.
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Charles Riley / CNN:
EU antitrust regulator launches preliminary investigations into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use, and monetize data for advertising purposes  —  London (CNN Business)Europe's top antitrust regulator is probing how Google and Facebook use data, putting the companies' huge advertising businesses in the spotlight once again.
Kate Knibbs / The Ringer:
How Vice's Toronto office ended up being used as the headquarters for a cocaine-smuggling ring, leading to the arrest of two former employees earlier this year  —  In December 2015, five young people were arrested in Australia during a botched drug trafficking attempt.
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
A loophole in Google's political ads policy, which lets advertisers buy spots using their own targeting data, can let campaigns get around microtargeting limits  —  - Campaigns can still target ads on the web using other tools  — Google is changing its ad policy after months of debate
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Daphne Caruana Galizia's sons demanded justice, and their efforts, alongside those of journalists and rights advocates, led to a rare instance of accountability  —  In a life that was anything but ordinary, this seemed a routine enough moment.  —  Daphne Caruana Galizia climbed …
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BBC:
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says he will resign in January, after coming under fire for his handling of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's stance on political ads, hate speech, conspiracy theories, and if it should be morally responsible for the content it recommends  —  YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice, but the site's open platform has opened the door to hate.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
David Pemsel, who was set to leave his job as Guardian CEO in early 2020, stepped down early after messages to a female former Guardian colleague were revealed  —  Pemsel planned to stay on until 2020 when he'd begin leading the Premier League, but he prematurely resigned amid tabloid reports on his personal life
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Chairman of UK's News Media Association calls on political parties to end the practice of mimicking local newspapers with their election campaign material  —  News UK chief operating officer David Dinsmore has backed the call for political parties to “immediately end” the practice …
 
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