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8:45 PM ET, November 20, 2015


 Top News: 
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott suspended for two weeks after she tweeted opinion following US House Syrian refugee vote  —  UPDATED: CNN correspondent suspended over tweet about House vote  —  This post has been updated to reflect that Labott has been suspended.
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
CNN's Punishment of Refugee-Defending Journalist Highlights Media Abdication  —  CNN yesterday suspended its global affairs correspondent, Elise Labott, for two weeks for the crime of posting a tweet critical of the House vote to ban Syrian refugees.  Whether by compulsion or choice, she then groveled in apology.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Two of Elise Labott's tweets for CNN show the often-arbitrary distinction between analysis and punishment-worthy editorializing  —  What Does A CNN Reporter Have To Tweet To Get Suspended?  —  The gray area between analysis, editorializing and expressing sympathy.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times commenting system criticized for favoring verified users, plans to include more automated moderation, faster posting for frequent commenters  —  Change Needed for Commenting That Favors the ‘Verified’  —  In emails, in online comments and even in that wonder of our time called face …
Discussion: @mathewi, FishbowlNY, Poynter and The Wrap
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sources: Adele's new album, 25, won't be available on streaming services when it's released on Friday; Adele involved in decision  —  Adele Is Said to Reject Streaming for ‘25’  —  For weeks, the music industry has been awaiting the release of Adele's new album, “25,” with a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Politico Hires Brad Dayspring, Veteran G.O.P. Operative, as Spokesman  —  Politico is expanding at an aggressive pace, with new outlets opening from Brussels to New Jersey.  And now they're hiring a communications expert with the same aggressive pedigree.  —  The growing news organization …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast adds Chicago to cities with access to Stream, its $15/month TV add-on for its internet subscribers; Seattle is next  —  Comcast launches streaming TV service that doesn't count against data caps  —  Stream TV for Internet-only customers available in Boston and Chicago.
Vasudevan Sridharan / International Business Times:
Bangladesh: Government briefly shuts down internet and mobile services  —  Bangladesh briefly shut down internet and mobile chat services after the country's top court upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders.  The services were restored after a 90-minute blackout.
Maury Brown / Forbes:
Major League Baseball announces three-year deal with 15 regional sports networks to stream in-market games on Fox, requires cable authentication  —  Manfred Announces 3-Year Deal With FOX To Have MLB Games Streamed In-Market  —  As part of the General Managers meetings in Dallas …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
NBC's Andy Lack in talks to simulcast Bloomberg TV politics show With All Due Respect, from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, on MSNBC  —  John Heilemann and Mark Halperin Ponder Game-Changing Deal With MSNBC  —  The cable network wants to simulcast the duo's Bloomberg TV politics show …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Piano Media plans to launch biannual ad-supported print magazine in 2016 to cover the media business  —  Piano Media to launch print magazine covering the media business  —  Even as some publishers continue to contract, 2016 will undoubtedly bring a new wave of journalism startups keen on making a splash in the market.
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky News senior executive Rob Owens joins Twitter UK as head of news and government partnerships  —  Twitter raids Sky for new head of UK news  —  Sky News senior executive Rob Owers joins Twitter to lead UK news team and develop government and industry partnerships
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Sneha Johari / MediaNama:
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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Trump campaign hassles CNN journalist for doing his job
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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