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12:20 AM ET, November 14, 2017

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Julia Ioffe / The Atlantic:
Twitter DMs show Wikileaks asked Trump Jr. to help share its work, support Assange as ambassador; Trump Jr. appeared to act on some requests during '16 campaign  —  Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year's presidential election …
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Moving Forward at Amazon With Multi-Season Production Commitment  —  A “Lord of the Rings” TV series is moving forward at Amazon with the streaming service giving the series a multi-season production commitment, Amazon announced Monday.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Profile of new Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia who got her start in journalism as arts editor at Moscow Times  —  Radhika Jones grew up around music.  Her father, Robert L. Jones, a singer and guitarist, was a prominent figure on the Cambridge, Mass., folk scene of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Erin Nyren / Variety:
New York Times Books Editor Radhika Jones has been named the next editor of Vanity Fair
Discussion: Folio and The Guardian
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sources: New LA Times editor told journalists told not to retweet praise of investigative series on Disney, elevating tension within the newsroom  —  A dispute between The Los Angeles Times and the Walt Disney Company has ignited a battle between the paper's employees and its new top management.
Discussion: Forbes
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen Media says it will shut down its SVOD service January 2018, will lay off about 25 employees  —  Fullscreen Media will pull the plug on its subscription-video service introduced less than two years ago, and is laying off about 25 employees with the shutdown.
Discussion: George Strompolos and The Wrap
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Sources: Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported version of its Prime video streaming service and is considering giving content creators their own channels  —  Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime streaming video service, according to people familiar with its plans.
Chris Krewson / Spirited Media:
Spirited Media to abandon direct-sold display ads, refocus on events, launch membership programs in early 2018, and explore offering consulting services  —  Helping figure out the future of local news is hard.  We knew that when we formed Spirited Media in 2014, and we've ridden the ups and downs every day since.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
A&E Networks takes significant minority stake in Dan Abrams' live trial website, renamed Law&Crime Network, as part of deal; source says firm valued at $15M  —  Deal envisions development of modern-day Court TV with eye toward broader distribution  —  Dan Abrams's dream of bringing …
Discussion: Deadline and The Wrap
Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim hired last month by Google as VP for Google Play; Hulu SVP of engineering Barry Steinglass will be interim CTO  —  Google just added a high-ranking Hulu executive to its team: The company has hired former Hulu CTO Tian Lim, who will be leading product and user experience efforts as a VP for Google Play.
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
RT files paperwork with Justice Department to register as foreign agent  —  An RT television broadcast van is seen parked outside the Luzhniki stadium ahead of an international soccer match in Moscow.  RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent of Russia.  (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
Elisabeth Zerofsky / New Yorker:
A look at German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which has become a go-to place for leaks like the Panama and Paradise Papers  —  Earlier this week, Bastian Obermayer, a reporter for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, showed me into his “war room,” on the twenty-fourth floor of the paper's office tower, in Munich.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Bannon bashed outlets like Washington Post for not reporting from places like Alabama, and now claims conspiracy after WaPo's deep dive on Alabama's Roy Moore  —  Breitbart boss Stephen K. Bannon on Thursday night ripped The Post.  “The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump …
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Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
At least five advertisers back away from Fox News' Hannity following his coverage of allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore
 
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Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Italian prosecutors, accused of mistaking a refugee for a people-smuggler, wiretapped Guardian reporter Lorenzo Tondo who helped expose their alleged error
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
Political blog Wonkette is out of place with its Bush-era liberalism style from when it was founded
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Channel 4 to be the exclusive UK partner in the European Broadcaster Exchange, an alliance of broadcasters that will run commercials across VOD services
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Daily Telegraph says its Apple News channel receives 5M monthly unique visitors and delivers 70M monthly ad impressions
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO's streaming service, HBO Go, has launched in four Central European countries: Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia
Discussion: TechCrunch and Variety
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Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Lars von Trier's production company, Zentropa, accused by nine Danish women, including journalist Anna Mette Lundtofte, of allowing sexual harassment to happen
Jonathan Albright / Medium:
Analysis: propaganda memes from Russia's Internet Research Agency were more impactful on Instagram than Twitter due to reposting apps, Facebook's ad targeting