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5:30 AM ET, October 20, 2018

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Christine Wang / CNBC:
Saudi Arabia confirms journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, says his death followed a fight at consulate and 18 people have been detained  —  Independent Programming Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join the CNBC Panel Advertise With Us Closed Captioning Digital Products Privacy Policy Corrections
BuzzFeed News:
Tim Cook calls for a retraction of Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story: “There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing”  —  “I feel they should retract their story.  There is no truth in their story about Apple.  They need to do that right thing."
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Woodward's pro-Saudi Arabia stance exemplifies the problem with his insistence on impartiality and reliance on sources who then shape the narrative in Fear  —  The ultimate White House tell-all actually tells disturbingly little of what the American public most needs to know.  —  Staff writer at The Atlantic
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner to shut down digital studio division Super Deluxe, cites duplication with other units of WarnerMedia  —  AT&T's pruning of WarnerMedia continues: Turner announced that it is killing off Super Deluxe, its digital studio division.  —  “Turner is proud of the unique brand Super Deluxe …
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: Vice's London office had a team working on material promoting Saudi Arabia in partnership with Saudi publishing group SRMG; deal is now under review  —  PR agency Freud's, the Independent, Vice and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change among those with links
New York Times:
Social platforms are relying on journalists as unpaid content moderators to address misinformation on their sites, even with all the tools at their disposal  —  Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
At a rally in Montana, Trump praised Greg Gianforte for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs during Gianforte's campaign for Congress in 2017  —  President's comments at Montana rally in praise of violence against US journalist come amid international outcry over Khashoggi  —  Play Video
Jennifer Faull / The Drum:
Netflix's comedy station on SiriusXM is largely a marketing initiative rather than a revenue stream, say CEO and CCO  —  Netflix is readying the January launch of its 24-hour comedy channel on satellite radio station SiriusXM.  Little is known of the strategy behind its first foray into radio …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on free speech, filter bubbles, the chronological feed, and more  —  ON MONDAY, AT WIRED's 25th anniversary summit, I spoke with Jack Dorsey about some of the biggest questions he confronts running Twitter and Square.  How has his position on free speech evolved?
Discussion: AOL
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
The Saturday Evening Post puts its archive online for the first time, access costs $15 per year and includes a subscription to the print magazine  —  The Saturday Evening Post for the first time in its nearly 200- year existence has its storied history available digitally.
 
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Mother Mushroom, has been released from prison, will live in exile in Houston
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
SiriusXM partners with Amazon to offer trial 3-month subscriptions to Echo Dots buyers and Echo Dot speakers to people who become subscribers
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Los Angeles Times:
Peter Meehan, cofounder of the defunct Lucky Peach magazine, joins the LA Times' Food staff as it expands following Jonathan Gold's death
Sheelah Kolhatkar / New Yorker:
How Sinclair's focus on small markets led to it becoming a conservative media empire, with more stations in swing states than any other company
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NBC News:
Source: Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts for violating spam rules; the accounts had posted pro-Saudi Arabia tweets about the disappearance of Khashoggi