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Thom Geier / The Wrap:
Disney pulls 20 TV channels, including ABC, ESPN, and FX, from the Dish Network and Sling TV, after failed negotiations; Dish said Disney wanted nearly $1B more
Radley Balko / @radleybalko:
[Thread] Radley Balko is leaving The Washington Post's Opinion section on December 1 and launches a Substack on civil liberties and the criminal justice system
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A look at Spokane, Washington-based Range Media, a worker-owned local news outlet that says it's on track to reach ~2,000 members paying $10/month or $100/year
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