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1:55 PM ET, November 5, 2016

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T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
Jury finds that Rolling Stone, its parent company Wenner Media, and writer Sabrina Rubin Erdley defamed UVA dean Nicole Eramo in discredited rape story  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologizes for saying an indictment was likely in Clinton Foundation investigation: “it was a mistake, and for that I am sorry”  —  Fox News reporter and anchor Bret Baier, who hosts “Special Report” on the cable channel, apologized Friday for reporting …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Facebook Trending section included a dubious story on Friday about lawyer paying $500K to a Trump accuser, sourced from sites well known to spread false rumors  —  A highly suspect story about Gloria Allred and Donald Trump was trending on Facebook on Friday — the latest example …
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BuzzFeed:
How Macedonia became a hub for 100+ pro-Trump sites, publishing sensational and often-false content to spur Facebook sharing and making money via Google AdSense  —  BuzzFeed News identified more than 100 pro-Trump websites being run from a single Macedonian town.  —  BuzzFeed Founding Editor, Canada
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO cancels Bill Simmons' talk show Any Given Wednesday after four months, will remain a minority investor in Bill Simmons Media  —  “We loved making that show, but unfortunately it never resonated with audiences like we hoped.  And that's on me."  —  Bill Simmons' weekly HBO show ending …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook to test TV ads delivered via its ad network to apps on devices like Apple TV and Roku  —  Facebook is moving another step closer to getting its hands on TV ad budgets.  —  Facebook has wanted to get its hands on TV ad budgets for years.  Now it's taking another step closer, by selling ads that will actually appear on TVs.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Guardian app will send push notifications with real-time election updates to smartphone lock screens on Nov. 8, after tests during Brexit and first debate  —  It's the first time The Guardian has worked on a new notification format for its native apps.  —  How do you plan on tracking …
Catherine Cadell / Reuters:
China formalizes rules requiring streaming services to log user data and content for 60 days, give info on users on government's demand, more, in effect Dec. 1  —  Chinese internet authorities have formalized controversial rules regulating the country's fast-growing live-streaming video industry …
Discussion: Yahoo, DW.COM, CNNMoney and Fortune, Thanks:@ravichandrans25
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Neil Young's back catalog returns to music streaming services; he had removed the songs in mid-2015 saying quality was lacking  —  Neil Young's full back catalogue has returned to streaming services.  His albums are now available to stream on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music among others.
 
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New York Magazine Publisher Larry Burstein steps down after 13 years, will be replaced with a chief revenue officer
Discussion: Ad Age
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
How BuzzFeed, partnering with Decision Desk HQ, will call the election using its own custom-built operation instead of relying exclusively on AP or TV networks
Alex Weprin / Politico:
Despite Trump's following and media allies, finding a sustainable business model for Trump TV as a cable channel or even a digital venture is highly unlikely
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Archant, UK publisher of 130+ newspapers and magazines, to eliminate up to 60 roles as part of a restructuring that will also create 40 new digital-first jobs
Discussion: @guardian
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Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
China's Dalian Wanda Group buys Dick Clark Productions, producers of Golden Globes and more, for $1B
Discussion: Forbes and Fortune
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Telegraph revises paywall strategy, puts about 15% of content behind wall with access via Telegraph Premium from £2/week; perks include events, WaPo access
Discussion: Fortune, Pocket-lint and Press Gazette