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7:10 AM ET, November 20, 2018


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNN:
White House backs down from legal fight, restoring Jim Acosta's press pass and issuing rules for press briefing behavior, including one question per journalist  —  (CNN)The White House has issued a new warning to CNN's Jim Acosta, saying his press pass could be revoked again at the end of the month.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
BuzzFeed is debuting a membership model, offering exclusive newsletters and content for $5/month, as CEO Peretti suggests site could merge with rival publishers  —  Jonah Peretti, the chief executive, says his company could eventually merge with other online publishers in order …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Journalists can avoid spreading Trump's infectious lies via headlines and tweets by abstaining from amplifying or by adding context  —  Journalists have become complicit in spreading the president's falsehoods and conspiracy theories.  Here's how they can do better.  —  Staff writer at The Atlantic
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that writer and biographer Ron Chernow will headline its 2019 dinner  —  The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is pleased to announce that Ron Chernow, one of the most eminent biographers of American presidents and statesmen …
Robyn Caplan / Data & Society:
Analysis of the tradeoffs between three content moderation approaches: small-scale artisanal, volunteer-based/community-reliant, and automated/industrial  —  Artisanal, Community-Reliant, and Industrial Approaches  —  In Content or Context Moderation?, Data & Society Affiliate Robyn Caplan draws …
Marty Swant / Adweek:
iHeart, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, acquires programmatic ad startup Jelli to expand its digital ad options  —  Jelli is coming in-house  —  iHeartMedia is acquiring the programmatic advertising startup Jelli to help it expand its digital advertising capabilities.
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Social media and the internet have led to endless sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes, which have turned storytelling into infinite “content”  —  The age of the sequel is over.  Now it's the age of the sequel to the sequel.  Also the prequel, the reboot, the reunion …
Discussion: @amandahess
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Analysis of closed-captioning data from cable news channels confirms that California wildfires get much less cable TV coverage than hurricanes  —  One of the imbalances that exists in any news coverage is that an anticipated event can spawn a massive amount of speculation while coverage of the event itself is more constrained.
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Jocelyn Johnson / The Wrap:
Shalini Sharma, who led video and partnerships at Fast Company for five years, is joining Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global as its first head of video
Chinese regulators have approved Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox
Discussion: CNN and Variety
Tim Shorrock / The Nation:
In a recent story on North Korea's missile bases, the NYT exaggerated a thinktank report, relied on outdated information, and risked repeating Iraq-era mistakes
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Facebook has announced it's donating £4.5M to fund 80 local newspaper jobs across the UK over the next two years, subsidising the cost of trainee reporters
Richard Fletcher / Reuters Institute Digital …:
Report: Turkey had highest number of people, 49%, who were exposed to completely made up news in a given week, while US had 31%, and Germany had the least at 9%
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Profile of a “satire” site that promotes absurd pro-right posts on Facebook, and one of its readers, who shares its posts without seeing the satire