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12:15 PM ET, November 13, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN sues Trump and top aides, alleging that the suspension of Jim Acosta's press pass is a violation of Acosta's and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights  —  New York (CNN)CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
After Trump denied Jim Acosta a press pass, networks and WH reporters were left with a choice to protest the move or do nothing, and both options have drawbacks
Richard Morgan / New York Post:
Source: the New York Yankees are planning to buy back the YES Network from Fox as Fox works to sell off its regional sports networks  —  The New York Yankees are in talks to buy back YES Network as Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox look to clear their $71.3 billion merger, The Post has learned.
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Quartz launches free new app with curated news stories and contributions from business leaders and introduces a premium membership tier for $14.99/month  —  Quartz is to launch a subscription tier for its business coverage and a new app that will offer aggregated news and user discussion …
Discussion: Quartz
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
In rushing to call the midterm elections in time for next-day analysis, journalists play into the harmful notion that elections are over on election night  —  Democratic strategist James Carville, on MSNBC, was among the first to make the proclamation last Tuesday evening: “It's not going to be a wave election.”
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project in beta, combining its Music Genome technology with human editorial oversight to offer podcast recommendations  —  Earlier this year, Pandora challenged Spotify's personalization capabilities by using its Music Genome technology to create dozens of customized playlists for its users.
Thomson Reuters:
Reuters names Michael Friedenberg president of Reuters news and media operations, starting December 3  —  Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) today announced that Michael Friedenberg will join the company as president of Reuters news and media operations, effective December 3.
Rani Molla / Recode:
Smart speakers' effect on audio: NPR's listening hours from speaker owners up 15% YoY, podcast listeners skip ads less, Spotify users likelier to listen daily  —  Until we invent something that wouldn't be possible without voice, we're just repurposing online content for our ears.
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
NetEase Cloud Music, a music streaming service by Chinese games and publishing giant NetEase, raises $600M from investors including Baidu and General Atlantic  —  As Tencent Music, China's largest streaming firm, reportedly stalls on its proposed U.S. IPO, one of its closest challengers is doubling down.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Despite record box office numbers, an existential crisis has emerged for Hollywood with the rise of streaming services, plus #MeToo and media consolidation  —  Resting in the film executive's sweaty palm was an extremely long rectangular pill stamped “X-A-N-A-X.”  —  “Want half?” he said.
Discussion: @sarahlerner and @rachsyme
Susan Wojcicki / YouTube Creator Blog:
YouTube CEO warns of unintended consequences of EU's Article 13 and says YouTube may have to block videos in the EU to avoid liability under the new directive  —  This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times.  —  Creativity has long been a guiding force in my life …
 
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Police report of protest at Tucker Carlson's house contradicts his account as it concerns spray-painting of his driveway without mention of damage to his door
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: the owner of the Daily Mail is drawing up plans to make an offer for the i, a newspaper currently owned by Johnston Press