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6:40 AM ET, November 27, 2017


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Tim Wu / New York Times:
Net neutrality supporters have strong legal arguments to overturn Ajit Pai's proposed rules repeal in court  —  Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet application Vonage.
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
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.
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.
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  —  The rise of the internet promised to deliver a wealth of information to the public.  It had the power to enrich lives …
Jason Zengerle / New York Times:
Inside Crooked Media and their unapologetically liberal and partisan podcast Pod Save America that generated nearly 120M downloads since January  —  For years, liberals have tried, and failed, to create their own version of conservative talk radio.  Has Crooked Media finally figured it out?
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.
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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Tufts cancels event with Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, after he threatens to sue a student and school newspaper for defamation
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
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
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