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2:45 PM ET, November 19, 2018


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Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN is asking the US District Court for another emergency hearing, following the White House's latest threat to suspend Jim Acosta's press pass  —  (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.
Brian Stelter / Reliable Sources:
The White House plans to suspend Jim Acosta's press pass yet again when the court's 14 day restraining order expires, according to a letter from WH officials  —  A new threat to Jim Acosta's press pass If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta's lawsuit out of court... think again.
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 …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Comedian Michelle Wolf, who performed at the WHCA dinner earlier this year, slams its members as “cowards” over decision to drop comedy act from event  —  Comedian Michelle Wolf slammed the White House Correspondents' Association on Monday after the organization announced …
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 …
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 …
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
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  —  NORTH WATERBORO, Maine — The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type.
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 …
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 …
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  —  Stretching the findings of a think-tank report on Pyongyang's missile bases is a reminder of the paper's role in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
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