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11:50 AM ET, November 8, 2017

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New York Times:
Disney says it has reversed its decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from movie press screenings amid backlash  —  Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation …
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Disney's boycott of the LA Times was one media company punishing another - and it showed how much power the press has lost  —  Journalists have become so powerless that they can now be safely ignored.  —  That's not my view, but the view of the Walt Disney Company, which last week banned …
Discussion: New York Times, AOL, Crikey and The Wrap
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world  —  Double trouble  —  In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past.  Twitter said today that after a global test, 280-character tweets will roll out to users around the world.
Reuters:
Source: Department of Justice is pushing AT&T for “structural remedies”, which can involve selling assets, to satisfy antitrust concerns over Time Warner deal  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc (T.N) for “structural remedies” …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T CFO John Stephens says the closing time for the company's $85.4B acquisition of Time Warner is now uncertain, as negotiations with DOJ continue
Discussion: Associated Press
New York Times:
NYT terminates contract with attorney David Boies, who worked for Harvey Weinstein to contract with a firm to “conduct a secret spying operation” on reporters  —  David Boies may be best known for taking on nationally prominent political cases before the Supreme Court …
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
Inside the White House press corps: a look at how reporters cover the White House and how Trump exploits the news cycle to distract them from serious stories  —  Trump and his team understand that for the political press, the only thing that matters is what's happening right now, not yesterday.
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
NYU journalism professors are refusing to teach at school's Abu Dhabi campus after the UAE denied a visa for a NYU faculty member  —  Journalism professors at New York University are refusing to teach at the school's Abu Dhabi campus, after officials in the United Arab Emirates denied a faculty member a visa to teach there.
Terri Cullen / CNBC:
SEC filing shows China's Tencent bought a ~10% minority stake in Snap; sources say Tencent purchased 145.8M nonvoting shares over the last quarter  —  - The news comes as a vote of confidence in Snap, one day after the company posted a huge revenue miss for the third quarter.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Snap says it will start paying top creators over the next year and that it's “neglected the creator community”  —  Snap says it's going to pay top creators, similarly to how YouTube incentivizes people to create videos in exchange for ad revenue.
Caitlyn Gribbin / ABC:
Facebook tests hashing to eliminate revenge porn in some countries; users send nude pics to themselves that Facebook will hash so they never appear on its sites  —  If you've had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up.  —  Your phone may be hacked …
Karen K. Ho / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Jay Caspian King, Vice News Tonight's civil rights correspondent and a prominent writer on issues like Asian-American culture and race  —  Jay Caspian Kang collects basketball sneakers.  He surfs.  He plays poker and says he once lost $9,000 to a stripper wearing heart-shaped sunglasses in Las Vegas.
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches $50 Fire TV Stick Basic Edition without Alexa in 100 markets, in a bid to drive adoption of its Prime streaming service  —  We're approaching one year since Amazon expanded its Prime video service to over 200 countries internationally, and today the company is doubling …
Discussion: Business Wire, GeekWire and The Verge
 
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Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg:
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
The BBC says it has seen a spike in complaints regarding sexual harassment since the Weinstein scandal and is currently investigating 25 cases
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