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8:15 PM ET, November 20, 2018


 Top News: 
In a statement, Trump says the US will stand by Saudi Arabia whether or not Crown Prince MbS ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi  —  President Trump said in a statement today that whether or not Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder …
Karen Attiah / Washington Post:
Trump's defense of Mohammed bin Salman puts truth-seekers and journalists who challenge governments in grave danger  —  Last Friday afternoon I went to the Belgian restaurant Brasserie Beck, a few blocks down the street from The Post.  It was the place I had my last lunch with my friend and Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Middle East Eye:
Source: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave King Salman and MBS a “roadmap” to help shield themselves from the Khashoggi scandal
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon is bidding for the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox  —  Amazon is bidding for the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox.  —  The e-commerce giant is bidding for all of the networks …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Quartz AI Studio receives $249,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to create articles using AI, expects to work on six stories in 2019  —  Quartz has used artificial intelligence technology to help it promote articles through its AI-enabled chatbots.  Now the publication is looking …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Holdings names David Kenny as CEO, replacing Mitch Barns, who is retiring; Kenny, an IBM SVP, sold the data assets of Weather Co. to IBM in 2015  —  Ratings and data company is under pressure to sell or spin off assets  —  Nielsen Holdings NLSN -.99% PLC appointed David Kenny …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Condé Nast has announced that it's ceasing Glamour's print edition, despite its subscriber base of 2.2M remaining stable over last three years  —  Yet another women's magazine is moving away from print.  —  Condé Nast, the legacy publisher of glossy and aesthetically rich magazines …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Oren Katzeff, most recently head of programming at digital media startup Tastemade, is succeeding Dawn Ostroff as president of Condé Nast Entertainment  —  Katzeff was previously head of programming at digital media startup Tastemade.  —  Conde Nast Entertainment has named Oren Katzeff its new president.
Discussion: New York Post and
Mr. Magazine:
Q&A with Troy Young, president at Hearst Magazines, on moving into digital, the role of print and research, and the biggest misconceptions people have about him  —  Troy Young On The Role Of Print In A Digital Age; The Role Of Digital In Today's Magazine Media; Legacy Brands and Digital …
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 …
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Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
BuzzFeed says it is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims, but any decision to broaden changes to all kinds of claims is still under review
Ronan Shields / Adweek:
NewsGuard co-CEO Steve Brill announces BrandGuard, a news filtering service that uses journalists to rate and review news and information sites for credibility
Tyler Fisher / Source:
Politico details and open sources Civic, a system for modeling and publishing election-centric civic data
Bryan Logan / Business Insider:
Interview with Aaron Samuels, cofounder and COO of Blavity, which closed a $6.5M Series A in June and reaches 7M readers per month, focused on black millennials
 Earlier Picks: 
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the future of WikiTribune, which was designed to let anyone contribute and edit news stories but has used up its initial crowdfunding funds and grants
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
Publishers gear up to lobby for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act so they can jointly bargain with tech platforms without violating antitrust law
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
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that writer and biographer Ron Chernow will headline its 2019 dinner
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