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8:30 PM ET, November 27, 2016


 Top News: 
Loren Grush / The Verge:
RCN, CNN's regional partner in Boston, says it can find no evidence porn was aired; story was based on a series of tweets which news orgs failed to fact-check  —  Last night, a twitter account by the name of @solikearose tweeted out a surprising image of CNN broadcasting porn instead …
Ishmael N. Daro / BuzzFeed:
The CNN porn glitch appears to have happened but only affected one viewer; initial reports claimed it was widespread for viewers in Boston  —  A woman in Boston who tried to watch CNN on Thanksgiving says her cable box showed her hardcore porn instead.  —  Twitter user @solikearose shared …
Discussion: Slate, @mathewi and @rafat
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
One group WaPo cited in its Russian propaganda story is associated with Cold War proponents; the second group appears to have launched only recently  —  One of the themes that has emerged during the controversy over “fake news” and its role in the election of Donald Trump is the idea …
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Michael Wolff on Trump coverage: media failed to do its job, will need to stop being defensive and focus on reporting facts  —  At a time of media soul searching over the rise of Donald Trump, longtime media watcher and columnist Michael Wolff is perhaps the most unsparing in his assessment.
Carrie Brown:
In election coverage, the press has done a better job of representing white working-class voters than it has marginalized groups like ethnic minorities  —  Doubling down on catering to white people or so-called impartiality is not the answer  —  Faced with the growing recognition …
Sarah Esther Maslin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of El Faro, an 18-year-old growing news site covering the drug and gang wars in El Salvador, which has faced threats and won journalism prizes  —  Salvadoran website El Faro has built its reputation with stirring stories of gangland, sparking threats at home and racking up prizes abroad.
Ben Arnon / The Huffington Post:
Q&A with National Geographic's Sarah Leen on the process of getting images from camera to the page, advice for photographers, and on finding the perfect photo  —  If you're like me, you've grown up with a deep fascination of and a keen appreciation for the photographs in National Geographic.
Roy Greenslade / The Guardian:
IPSO assembles a yet-to-be named journalists' advisory panel and a six-member readers' advisory panel that includes Leveson inquiry participant Tom Rowland  —  Core participant at the Leveson inquiry among the six people who will act as external reviewers of the press regulator's conduct and practice
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Le Monde's fact-checking unit has been developing a hoax-busting database that readers can access via browser extensions, will begin rollout in January  —  Fake news has become an online pestilence, and Le Monde wants to bust it wide open.  That's why the French newspaper's 13-person fact …
Discussion: @ptr_yeung and @itsmostlysunny
Nic Dawes / Columbia Journalism Review:
Advice for US media on dealing with a new political reality from Human Rights Watch's head of media Nic Dawes, who formerly worked as an editor in India  —  Photo via National Park Service Digital Image Archives  —  Dear friends in American journalism,  —  Ordinarily, it is you who offer …
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Report: Facebook's Q1-Q3 2016 US ad revenue exceeded Comcast's and Disney's ad sales, first time the social network's ad revenue overtook traditional media's  —  Facebook has become most Americans' main source for news, and it now brings in more U.S. ad revenue than the country's biggest media companies …
Discussion: @timoreilly and The Information
Disney CEO Bob Iger discusses his retirement in June 2018, future plans, succession troubles, and the “inevitability” of selling ESPN directly to consumers  —  But it is there, in a tiny sushi bar, that the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. finds inspiration …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Mark Jamison, one of two advisers appointed by President-elect Trump to examine the FCC, has said the agency should only license radio spectrum
Discussion: The Hill
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon hires Steve Woolf, former global head of networks at AwesomenessTV, as head of programming for Go90
Discussion: @stevewoolf
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
How the rise of the Internet, Facebook, and fake news has fueled anti-Muslim sentiment in Myanmar
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google has been warning prominent journalists and professors that their accounts are under attack from “government-backed attackers”
Laura Sydell / NPR:
Q&A with Jestin Coler, registered Democrat and founder of Disinfomedia, which owns fake news sites including the Denver Guardian, on ad networks, money, more