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8:20 AM ET, December 3, 2019

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Ofcom concludes that Channel 4's decision to replace Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage with ice sculptures during debate did not breach due impartiality rules  —  Tories complained to Ofcom that broadcast breached due impartiality rules, alleging pattern of bias at channel
Discussion: Press Gazette
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.
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
Lee Taehoon / Nieman Lab:
A look at S. Korean independent nonprofit newsroom Newstapa, whose donor base dropped after it investigated liberal politicians amid improving press freedoms  —  Under a conservative government that restricted press freedom, Newstapa became a favorite of Korean liberals who backed its lonely fight.
Anna Merlan / VICE:
Hearst launches a website encouraging Hearst Magazines staff not to unionize, describing it as “the information they need to make a choice about the union”  —  On Monday morning, employees at Hearst Magazines were treated to an email from Troy Young, the president of the company …
Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
Profile of Rana Ayyub, one of India's best-known investigative journalists reporting on Narendra Modi's India amid increasing anti-Muslim bigotry  —  The Prime Minister's Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.
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.
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.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Profile of Bellingcat, the open source project that has broken major stories using public data rather than relying on traditional methods such as inside sources  —  LONDON — Leaked documents and interviews with whistle-blowing sources will always be a part of investigative journalism.
Whitney Phillips / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reporters think debunking falsehoods counters them, but bringing facts to light through coverage should be weighed against increasing the exposure of the lies  —  Disinformation is polluting our media environment.  Facts won't save us. … Statements such as these frequently emerge …
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
South Korean NGO files complaint against Disney alleging Frozen 2 was shown on 88% of local screens on opening day, violating the country's anti-monopoly laws  —  An NGO based in Seoul has alleged that the film occupied 88 percent of local screens on its opening day, violating Korea's anti-monopoly laws.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Alden Global Capital, now the largest shareholder in Tribune, names two representatives to Tribune's board, while agreeing to cap its stake at 33% through June  —  Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which became the largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing last month, has named two representatives …
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Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
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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
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
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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