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CNN Will No Longer Distribute Content on Facebook in Australia

A CNN spokesperson acknowledged in a statement that Facebook “chose not to” help them regarding this matter.

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In Australia, the country’s highest court ruled that media companies are liable for people’s comments under articles on Facebook. As a result, CNN states it will no longer distribute content on the social media platform in Australia.

CNN did try to continue posting on Facebook in the country as it asked the platform’s tech firm if it would “support CNN and other publishers by disabling the comment functionality on their platform in Australia.” 

Furthermore, a CNN spokesperson acknowledged in a statement that Facebook “chose not to” help them regarding this matter.

“We are disappointed that Facebook, once again, has failed to ensure its platform is a place for credible journalism and productive dialogue around current events among its users,” the CNN spokesperson said. 

Facebook allows people and publishers with pages to turn off comments to their posts or otherwise limit the capacity for people to comment to chosen pages and profiles. 

However, CNN requested a feature that allows a page-wide setting to turn off comments in Australia. Instead, Facebook gave directions for how the media organization can disable comments post by post.

With Facebook no helping and the high courts in Australia not on their side, CNN decided the best decision was to stop posting content. 

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Joshua Johnson to Host Primetime Streaming Show for NBC News

The network announced that beginning Dec. 6th, Johnson will host a program called “NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson.”

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NBC News has jumped into the streaming content game with their NBC News Now platform, meaning they need to fill it with shows for its audience, and anchor Joshua Johnson is the latest to be hosting a show. 

The network announced that beginning Dec. 6th, Johnson will host a program called “NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson.The one-hour, deep-dive show begins streaming at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday on NBC News NOW. 

Johnson’s show dives into the how and why behind the biggest news of the day. In addition, the anchor will have various expert guests and NBC News reporters and correspondents on the program to elaborate on the day’s topics. 

“I’ve always been encouraged to speak freely, connecting with people from many backgrounds. This program is built on that foundation. It’s the perfect outlet for viewers in these divisive times, curating their insights and feedback,” Johnson said.

“My show will be a welcoming space, grounded in the universal values of curiosity and empathy.” When it comes to those behind the scenes for the show, Lisa Crivelli is the executive producer of “NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson.” 

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Jack Dorsey: It Was My Decision to Resign as Twitter CEO

Dorsey’s resignation takes effect immediately and he’ll be replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey abruptly resigned from the company citing his belief that the company is ready to move on from its founders. 

According to CNBC, Dorsey’s resignation takes effect immediately and he’ll be replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal.

“My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational,” Dorsey tweeted. “I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead.”

Dorsey founded Twitter and was forced out as CEO in 2008. He returned as CEO in 2015 when Dick Costolo departed.

“I want you all to know that this was my decision and I own it,” he tweeted. “It was a tough one for me, of course. I love this service and company, and all of you so much. I’m really sad, yet really happy. There aren’t many companies that get to this level.”

Dorsey plans to remain on Twitter’s board for the next six months or so to help with the transition before fully departing the company.

Twitter missed Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings per share last quarter. 

In September, the company agreed to pay $809.5 million to settle a class-action suit, in which investors accused the company of providing misleading numbers about engagement.

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NY Daily News Announces Andrew Julien as Its Executive Editor

Since September, Julien had been supervising the Daily News editorial department following ousting of editor-in-chief Robert York in a surprise shakeup. 

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The New York Daily News has some new leadership as the New York Post relayed the announcement that Andrew Julien is the new executive editor of the newspaper. 

Since September, Julien had been supervising the Daily News editorial department following ousting of editor-in-chief Robert York in a surprise shakeup. 

“I am honored, humbled, and thrilled,” Julien said. “The New York Daily News is a vital and vibrant part of the media landscape that hums each day with stories and photographs that engage and inform readers in the city and across the nation.”

“Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to see up close the passion and commitment of our journalists, and it’s clear that everyone in the organization is deeply committed to our mission. We will continue to honor that commitment as we seek new readers — both in print and online. On a personal note, it’s great to be heading back to the city where I grew up.”

Before taking over this role, where it would see Julien relocate to New York, he served as editor in chief and publisher of Daily News sibling newspaper The Hartford Courant, where he’s been for the past three decades.

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