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4:55 PM ET, November 27, 2017


 Top News: 
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Meredith agrees to buy Time Inc. for $1.85B, at a ~46% premium to Nov. 15's closing price, with $650M coming from Koch brothers, will assume ~$1B in Time's debt  —  Deal valuing publisher at more than $1.8 billion would be significant bet on future of magazine industry
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”  —  A profile in The Times of Tony Hovater, a white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer in Ohio, elicited a huge amount …
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 …
John Hilliard /
Tufts cancels event with Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, after he threatens to sue a student and school newspaper for defamation  —  Tufts University postponed a Monday event featuring Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump White House spokesman …
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.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube's search autofill found to surface disturbing results like “how to have s*x with your kids”, which YouTube says it quickly removed and is investigating  —  Dozens of users have reported that a YouTube search for “how to have” is auto-completing with pedophiliac phrases.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Controversial UK columnist Katie Hopkins leaves Mail Online as her contract is “not renewed by mutual consent”  —  Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has left Mail Online.  —  In a statement to Press Gazette, a Mail Online spokesperson said: “Katie's contract was not renewed by mutual consent.”
Andrew Granato / Stanford Politics:
Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with three journalists on how blockchain tech could shape news industry's future, its monetization potential, and why it is like the Internet in early 1990s  —  Blockchain, the hyped up technology behind bitcoin, is venturing into the news industry, promising more transparency …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
SCOTUS to hear a case this week that could decide whether law enforcement can get phone location data without a warrant, a key issue for journalists and sources  —  That cellphone in your pocket?  —  Nathan Freed Wessler sees it as a dangerous time machine as well as a communication device.
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
The Guardian's Ben Jacobs sends cease and desist letter to Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte demanding an end to “false and defamatory” statements about May assault
Discussion: IJR
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John McCarthy / The Drum:
How media brands like NYT, WSJ, FT, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Economist, Vanity Fair, CNN use marketing to turn accusations of fake news into page views
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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
Tim Wu / New York Times:
Net neutrality supporters have strong legal arguments to overturn Ajit Pai's proposed rules repeal in court
Discussion: Wonkette and Boing Boing
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