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8:00 PM ET, November 19, 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 …
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 …
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
Daniel Dale / Washington Post:
Fact-checking Trump, who tells the same lies, is easy: he invents unnamed people, claims records he hasn't broken, and inflates numbers
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora Premium comes to Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show, offering the ability to request single songs, whole albums, and custom playlists  —  Pandora is bringing its paid premium tier to Amazon's Echo speakers.  The Oakland, Calif.-based music service announced Monday that owners of Amazon's Echo …
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  —  Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists scheme  —  Facebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Eight parliaments are now demanding Zuckerberg answer questions about fake news and more, as Brazil, Latvia, and Singapore join a UK-led grand committee  —  Facebook's founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question …
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
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.
Kerry Flynn / Digiday:
Inside Reddit's brand and agency roadshow to lure more ad dollars  —  Last month, Reddit sales executives visited OMD's New York office.  Armed with a new sales deck that described ad products like sponsored posts with video, examples of how they've driven business results for clients and data …
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  —  Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global announced its first head of video on Monday,  —  Shalini Sharma joins the company …
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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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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