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9:05 PM ET, November 19, 2017

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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: @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 …
Bloomberg:
With ads hard to sell and VC hard to raise, sources say media startups like Defy Media and Uproxx consider, like Mashable, selling to bigger companies  —  Defy Media, Uproxx also weigh sale as capital to grow dries up  —  Web publishers that made ‘pivot to video’ struggle to sell ads
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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.
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’
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FCC approves ATSC 3.0 TV broadcast standard, dubbed “Next Gen TV”, with interactive features, UHD support, and geotargeted emergency alerts and advertisements  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality …
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  —  In a turbulent era, the media must define its values and principles, writes Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
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  —  But also made the internet what we have today.  —  The internet didn't have to turn out this way.  There is an alternative future …
Discussion: Simple Justice
New York Times:
With $600M stake in Meredith's offer to buy Time Inc., the Kochs inch closer to becoming media moguls  —  Four years ago, Charles G. and David H. Koch seemed poised to control some of the country's biggest newspapers.  Known for using their vast wealth and network of donors to advance …
 
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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
Ryan Ori / Chicago Tribune:
Tronc says the Chicago Tribune will leave Tribune Tower in Q2 2018, leasing space in a building overlooking Millennium Park
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Amanda Robb / Rolling Stone:
An investigation into the roots of Pizzagate: the real people behind some of the social accounts that later were amplified by bots
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Vice Media suspends Jason Mojica, head of documentary film unit, as part of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations