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7:10 PM ET, October 15, 2018


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Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
Trump says “rogue killers” could have been involved in Jamal Khashoggi's death and says Sec of State Mike Pompeo is meeting King Salman about it  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that he spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia and that the ruler denied any knowledge …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Amid worries over Jamal Khashoggi's fate, a look back at fawning media coverage and top social events when Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman toured the US
Hollywood Reporter:   Sources: Endeavor Content is terminating a $400M deal with Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund over Khashoggi case
Sulome Anderson / Columbia Journalism Review:
The daughter of a former hostage, AP bureau chief Terry Anderson, reflects on lack of sensitivity from the BBC and Thomas Friedman in covering Jamal Khashoggi
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook weighs a ban on posts linking to hacked material, expands ban on voting-related misinfo; sources: months ago execs weighed banning all political ads  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Disney-backed startup Jaunt says it has laid off a significant portion of its staff and will shutter VR projects to focus on AR and volumetric capture tech  —  San Mateo, Calif.-based virtual reality startup Jaunt XR is laying off a significant portion of its staff as it shifts its focus …
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry will anchor and executive produce the upcoming TNT and Lionsgate series “M.D. Live”  —  Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry will anchor and executive produce the upcoming TNT and Lionsgate series “M.D. Live.”
Tom Stites / Poynter:
UNC study: over 1,300 communities that had their own newspapers in 2004 have since lost all local news coverage, and startups haven't filled the void  —  It's hardly a secret that news deserts are spreading, but just how bad is it?  —  A comprehensive new study released today by the University …
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
CBS' streaming service CBSN launches morning news show, CBSN AM, which will air on the service weekdays from 7-8am  —  CBS News is bringing live morning programming to its popular ad-supported streaming news service, CBSN.  —  CBSN AM debuted on CBSN today, and will air on the service weekdays from 7 - 8 a.m. ET.
Discussion: Digiday and Broadcasting & Cable
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Mediaite founder and ABC Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams has launched a streaming network for Christian sermons  —  ABC chief legal analyst and Mediaite and Law & Crime TV founder Dan Abrams launched a streaming network on Monday “dedicated to broadcasting Christian sermons with an in-studio discussion.”
Discussion: Mediaite
Lyz Lenz / Columbia Journalism Review:
Millions of Americans living in rural parts of the US have no access to broadband, cutting them off from the news cycle and information in general  —  Ahead of the November 6 elections, CJR invited writers to spotlight stories that deserve closer scrutiny, in their states and beyond, before voters cast their ballots.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: CBS' internal probe into Moonves allegations is now examining the conduct of individual board members during the saga  —  The broadcaster's upheaval leaves two open board seats, potentially making a merger more likely  —  CBS Corp. CBS .93% sought to turn the page on a tumultuous stretch …
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