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6:15 PM ET, November 26, 2017


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Indrani Sen / Quartz:
A NYT profile of a Nazi in Ohio failed to explain why the story exists or why the subject became a fascist activist, and thus the story became a puff piece  —  Criticizing the New York Times has become something of a national sport in recent years—whether it's over the ludicrous suggestion …
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
National editor on NYT's Ohio Nazi profile: extreme corners need more light, not less, but “we regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers”  —  The Reader Center is a newsroom initiative that is helping The Times build deeper ties with our audience.
Greg Evans / Deadline:
Journalists push back against a Trump tweet criticizing CNN International; CNN's Stelter said the tweet reads like an invitation to harass CNN journalists  —  President Donald Trump's disparagement of CNN International yesterday might not have been just his usual anti-media disdain, says CNN's Brian Stelter.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Putin signs law that allows government to designate media outlets as “foreign agents”, imposing content labeling and detailed financial-reporting requirements  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that empowers the government to designate media outlets receiving funding …
Sources: Meredith Corp. nears a deal to buy Time Inc. for about $2B, with backing from Charles and David Koch; announcement could come this week  —  (Reuters) - U.S. media group Meredith Corp (MDP.N) is nearing a deal to acquire Time Inc (TIME.N), the U.S. publisher of Sports Illustrated …
Jeff Kao / Hacker Noon:
Analysis of FCC net neutrality comments finds over 1M pro-repeal were likely faked and 99% of organic comments were in favor of keeping rules  —  I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the results were disturbing.
Louis Lucero II / New York Times:
Charlie Rose's journalism awards rescinded by Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and University of Kansas journalism school  —  Two journalism schools on Friday rescinded honors they had previously awarded to the news broadcaster Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him.
Kelsey Sutton / Mic:
Six sites, including Slate, Refinery29, Mic, end paid promotion partnerships with George Takei to share their content on Takei's Facebook page  —  Cracks are beginning to appear in George Takei's lucrative social media influencing platform as publishers distance themselves from the former Star Trek star …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Experts say free speech laws and lack of unanimity make the EU fight against misinformation unlikely to succeed, leaving the task to national governments  —  JOHANNESBURG — Supporting free speech and majority rule is a hallmark of the European Union.  But in the fight against fake news, those values are nothing short of obstacles.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Schibsted report: European millennials are concerned about how their online info is used but will give personal info for better targeted products and services  —  'Tis the season for trend reports.  —  The Scandinavian media giant Schibsted's annual trends report — part predictions …
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
How government owned Zimbabwe Herald is adjusting to newly found freedom to publish uncensored stories after the downfall of Robert Mugabe  —  Reporters and editors plan the daily coverage of the Zimbabwe Herald.  The state-owned newspaper was forced this month to cover the downfall of Robert Mugabe, whose rule it had long applauded.
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