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4:00 PM ET, November 16, 2016


 Top News: 
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Facebook says it overstated organic Page reach and time spent on Instant Articles due to bugs; firm will expand 3rd-party verification, form Measurement Council  —  Facebook is also adding more third-party verification and forming a Measurement Council to stay in step with evolving products and metrics.
NBC News:
Trump's refusal to accommodate press pool is part of a broader trend which suggests his administration will lack transparency  —  Donald Trump Ditches Press, Steps Out for Dinner 0:47  —  In a highly unusual move, President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday night left his Manhattan residence without notifying …
Olivier Knox / Yahoo:
The purpose of the protective press pool is to chronicle the President through mundane moments, disasters, and critical events like 9/11
Discussion: Politico
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter suspends several high-profile accounts associated with the alt-right, including those of Richard Spencer and Pax Dickinson  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Univision will cut 200-250 jobs, 6% of its workforce, with most of the layoffs at Fusion; Katie Drummond named executive managing editor of Gizmodo Media Group  —  The Spanish-language media giant, Univision Communications, will lay off almost 6 percent of its workforce — between 200 and 250 people …
Jill Disis / CNNMoney:
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, incoming US President Donald Trump attacks the New York Times again over coverage of his transition  —  President-elect Donald Trump is going after The New York Times again.  —  In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump attacked a Times story about firings …
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
TMZ founder Harvey Levin interviewed Donald Trump for an hour-long Fox News special broadcast which will be aired Friday at 10pm EST  —  This is not an Onion headline.  —  Harvey Levin from TMZ will interview President-elect Donald Trump at his home in Trump Tower for a special hour-long broadcast on Fox News.
Discussion: TVNewser and FishbowlDC
J. Lester Feder / BuzzFeed:
Transcript of 2014 talk ex-Breitbart Chairman Stephen Bannon in which he describes his worldview and discusses the site's role in the rise of the alt-right  —  The soon-to-be White House director of strategy laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Breitbart says it's planning a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company over claims that it's a white nationalist site
The Guardian asked five liberals and five conservatives to swap Facebook feeds; both sides reported feeling “hurt” by stories they saw  —  Social media has made it easy to live in filter bubbles, sheltered from opposing viewpoints.  So what happens when liberals and conservatives trade realities?
Pat Pheifer / Star Tribune:
Prince's estate sues Tidal's parent company Roc Nation, accusing it of illegally streaming the artist's songs  —  The battle has festered for months in Carver County District Court, but on Tuesday, NPG Records Inc. and NPG Music Publishing — Prince's music entities — escalated it with the federal lawsuit.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Scroll, a Netflix-style ad-free subscription service for publications, has raised $3M from investors including the New York Times, Axel Springer, and News Corp  —  Tony Haile's new project is still in the planning stages.  But it's interesting.  —  How much would you pay to read lots of stories …
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Sources: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge; DraftKings CEO Jason Robins to run new company as FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles becomes chairman  —  Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge, according to three sources familiar with the situation.
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Roddy Salazar / Business Insider:
Business Insider announces Italian site will roll out November 28 and Japanese site to go live on January 16; site in Africa close to being finalized
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundCloud opens up applications for On SoundCloud, its revenue-sharing program for creators
Discussion: SoundCloud and hypebot
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Jon Ralston's new site, The Nevada Independent, will have Spanish-language features, a pollster, and rely on donations from a variety of sources
Carmen Forman / The Roanoke Times:
At an event at Hollins University, Donna Brazile said CNN did not give her a chance to defend herself over questions leaks scandal and “ripped her a new one”
Discussion: Mediaite
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Pinterest unveils Explore, which will deliver content from media partners and include 30-second autoplay video ads
Mel Plant / Global Voices Advocacy:
Turkish papers including the Cumhuriyet fight for press freedom despite raids, house searches, and arrests
 Earlier Picks: 
Dustin Walsh / Crain's Detroit Business:
The Detroit News offers buyouts to all newsroom employees, with a November 22 deadline for acceptances
Discussion: @sulliview and @askingamy
Sources: Snap Inc. has filed confidentially for its IPO, could go public as soon as March at valuation of $20-$25B
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
AMC Networks buys minority stake in Funny or Die; Jennifer Caserta, president of AMC cable channel IFC, will join Funny or Die board
Discussion: Ad Age and Adweek
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Facebook's business model, algorithms, and policies entrench echo chambers on all political sides, fueling the spread of misinformation