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2:00 PM ET, October 14, 2018


 Top News: 
CBS News:
Donald Trump says US will get to the bottom of the Jamal Khashoggi case and that there will be “severe punishment” if the missing Saudi journalist was murdered  —  President Trump tells 60 Minutes Saudi Arabia has denied playing a part in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, but says the case is being investigated.
Hadas Gold / CNN:
After Khashoggi's disappearance, FT, CNBC, NYT, CNN, Bloomberg, Nikkei have withdrawn from Saudi Arabia conference; Fox Business and Saudi's Al Arabiya remain
Kara Swisher / Slate:
Kara Swisher writes about the bosses and mentors she has had, confidence in her own talents, honesty, and being a boss herself  —  Executive Time is Slate's pop-up blog about bosses.  This as-told-to essay has been transcribed and edited for clarity from a conversation with Laura Bennett.
Discussion: @ggreenwald
University of Michigan News:
University of Michigan has developed a tool that monitors the prevalence of fake news on social media and assigns it a value called the Iffy Quotient  —  ANN ARBOR—As the crucial mid-term election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media …
Dan Christensen / Florida Bulldog:
Newspaper sales across Florida are eroding faster than the national average: between 2016 and 2017, print sales fell 10.5% nationally versus 13.9% in the state  —  'Tis the season...for newspapers to file their annual forms with the U.S. Postal Service disclosing how many copies they sold over the last 12 months.
New York Times:
A look at Peter Rice's 30-year career at Fox as he begins work as chairman of Walt Disney Television, responsible for both Disney and Fox TV programming  —  Hollywood executives are not so different from the stars they employ.  They want to be seen in the right booths at the right restaurants.
Discussion: @jimwindolf
Graeme McMillan / Hollywood Reporter:
Chuck Wendig, who wrote the Star Wars: Aftermath series, says Marvel Entertainment has fired him because “of the negativity and vulgarity” in his tweets  —  Chuck Wendig says he was removed from the ‘Shadow of Vader’ series with two issues left unwritten over the “negativity and vulgarity” his tweets bring.
Ronan Shields / Adweek:
The Guardian and ad-tech company the Rubicon Project settle legal dispute over transaction fees that ad buyers are charged, which Rubicon has now dropped  —  Terms not disclosed, but agreement ‘does not assign any liability to either party’  —  Rubicon Project and U.K. news title The Guardian …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The American Journalism Project aims to use venture philanthropy, where investment capital and coaching doesn't focus on ROI, to fund mission-driven local news  —  An incomplete list of attempts to finance local news:  — Billionaire benefactors who don't always play nice and/or play music
Discussion: @dw_grant
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
How Europe's FemFacts and Columbia's El Poder de Elegir work to debunk misinformation about women and counterbalance male editorial perspectives
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT Afghanistan bureau chief Margaret Coker leaves due to an internal personnel matter over Rukmini Callimachi's work in Iraq, sources say
Discussion: @blakehounshell
Eli Pariser / Nieman Lab:
After Trump's USA Today “op-ed”, it's time to reconsider the practice of bundling hard news and opinion under the same brand names and domains
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
News cycle intensity in the Trump era has led cable news channels to refocus their morning and afternoon programming on hard news instead of lighter fare
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sensor Tower: Netflix app revenue was up ~90% YoY to ~$243.7M in Q3 across both App Store and Google Play, the highest grossing non-game mobile app worldwide