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11:10 AM ET, November 20, 2017

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The publisher of AL.com, which runs Alabama's three largest newspapers, stands by reporting and blasts back at legal threats from Roy Moore  —  After The Post published an investigative article documenting Roy Moore's pursuit of a 14-year-old girl in 1979, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama pledged to sue the newspaper.
Laura McGann / Vox:
NYT suspends Glenn Thrush pending investigation after several women, including Vox reporter Laura McGann, allege he sexually harassed them  —  Several women told Vox about their experiences with the star reporter, and the Times has suspended him pending an investigation.
Discussion: New York Times, Thanks:@beet_tv
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Sherwin Chua / The Splice Newsroom:
Independent news startups in Singapore often struggle to cover costs as many advertisers shun them because of the perception that they are anti-establishment  —  Sherwin is a Singapore-based journalism lecturer and freelance journalist who bridges academia and industry.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: possible buyers for 51% of Rolling Stone include trade publisher Jay Penske, Bustle's Bryan Goldberg, and music exec Irving Azoff backed by James Dolan  —  In the mix: Trade publisher Jay Penske, Bustle CEO Bryan Goldberg and music executive Irving Azoff.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Forbes and @aweissman
Jenna McLaughlin / Foreign Policy:
A look back at coverage of WikiLeaks, Assange, and Guccifer 2.0 documents in Jared Kushner's New York Observer  —  The New York Observer, owned by Trump's son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.  —  In the fall of 2014, Julian Assange, the embattled head of WikiLeaks …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Mirror EIC says company will face deeper job cuts if it fails to close deal with Express and Star, warns of upcoming gender pay gap report worse than BBC report  —  Lloyd Embley says failure to buy Richard Desmond's papers would lose cost-savings and admits looming gender pay gap data could be ‘embarrassing’
Crain's Chicago Business:
Crain's Chicago Business is shutting down its comments section, saying it does not have the resources to curtail comments from trolls, including hate speech  —  The editors of Crain's Chicago Business are pulling the plug on our website's comments section.  —  Since we launched ChicagoBusiness.com …
Tom Grater / Screen:
54-year-old British camera operator Mark Milsome killed while filming stunt for upcoming BBC and Netflix drama The Forgiving Earth; an investigation is underway  —  UK camera operator Mark Milsome has died filming a stunt scene for upcoming BBC and Netflix drama The Forgiving Earth.  He was 54 years old.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Karen K. Ho / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with AP's new race reporter on statistics' role in showing systemic racism, and how race should be considered in all reporting areas  —  AP Race and Ethnicity writer Errin Haines Whack.  Courtesy photo.  —  Some reporters have to find creative ways to write about race and culture in their beats …
 
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Jeff Bercovici / Inc.com:
How Topix pivoted to pay platforms for traffic to its slideshows, quizzes, and other evergreen content, earning $5M on $36M in revenues in '16 with 29 employees
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
The work of suspended VOA reporter Joshua Fatzick shows problematic story selection and misleading statements; review of his work will be part of internal probe
April Glaser / Slate:
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from liability for user posts, has enabled both website growth and hate speech
Discussion: Simple Justice
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Katharine Viner / The Guardian:
Katharine Viner on the history of the Guardian and its mission for the future: collaborate with readers to empower them, diversify, offer fair reporting, more
New York Times:
With $600M stake in Meredith's offer to buy Time Inc., the Kochs inch closer to becoming media moguls
Discussion: @mccarthyryanj
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with Funny or Die CEO Mike Farah on partnering with AMC, remaining independent, scale, and how most virality is driven by Facebook
Rick Stengel / Politico:
Former US under secretary of state describes the Russian disinformation campaign on Crimea in 2014 and how the same tactics were used in the 2016 US election