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8:40 AM ET, November 3, 2018


 Top News: 
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
After The Intercept's inquiry, Facebook deletes “white genocide conspiracy theory” as a pre-defined ad targeting category with an estimated 168K users  —  Apparently fueled by anti-Semitism and the bogus narrative that outside forces are scheming to exterminate the white race …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How audience engagement editors, once called social media managers, are shifting to revenue-generating work and less toward just driving traffic  —  Audience development pros have always been crucial to how publishers reach new readers.  But increasingly, they're all about the revenue …
Media Matters for America:
Study: The New York Times and Washington Post have run 115 total news stories on the migrant caravan in the last three weeks, front page 9 of last 10 days  —  Leading papers produced 115 news stories referencing the caravan, put 25 on A1  —  President Donald Trump has taken Fox News' advice …
Discussion: @jbenton and The Daily Beast
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter apologizes after “Kill all Jews” appeared as a trending topic in many New Yorkers' local trending sections following the vandalism of Brooklyn synagogue  —  On Friday morning, the Twitter trending topic “Kill all Jews” appeared in many New Yorkers' local trending sections.
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Forbes cuts ties with sports business columnist and deletes post arguing WNBA players should earn higher salaries after the NBA voiced concerns to editors  —  Forbes magazine cut ties with a contributing columnist and sports economics professor last week after a dispute over his piece about WNBA player salaries.
Discussion: @esoterictalia
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Pew study: of four UK newspapers, The Guardian is most trusted among people 18-29; 40% never listen to radio news, and 19% say they never watch TV news  —  Survey suggests Britons under 30 seek out reliable news websites associated with traditional outlets  —  The Guardian is the most …
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
UK-based Trusted Reviews apologizes for sharing Red Dead Redemption 2 info from a corporate document and donates £1M+ to charity, likely under legal threat  —  The British website TrustedReviews today pulled an article, apologized to publisher Take-Two Games, and said it was donating 1 million pounds …
Pamela Druckerman / New York Times:
A look at the breakdown of media independence in Hungary where the prime minister and his allies control 500+ titles and critical outlets are denied credentials  —  Viktor Orban didn't like what the press was reporting, so he took it over.  —  BUDAPEST — If you're wondering what attacks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: live-streaming TV services' viewing hours grew 212% YoY; connected TVs, such as those using devices like Roku or Apple TV, account for 56% of time spent  —  Live streaming TV services, like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, and others, are gaining steam in the U.S …
Washington Post:
Profile of Gab co-founder Andrew Torba, days after Gab went offline and its CTO and co-founder Ekrem Buyukkaya quit citing “attacks from the American press”  —  Like many young entrepreneurs drawn to California's technological gold rush, Andrew Torba brought a familiar mix of smarts …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Washington Post announces Press Freedom Partnership in coordination with CPJ, Reporters without Borders, and others to champion independent press  —  New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the Reliable Sources newsletter.  You can sign up for free right here.
The Guardian:
The Guardian US hires Moira Donegan, Rebecca Solnit, David Sirota, and Bhaskar Sunkara as opinion columnists  —  The Guardian today announces new additions to its US opinion section with four new columnists.  —  Guardian US editor John Mulholland reinforced The Guardian's commitment …
Discussion: @mangomarxista
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