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7:05 AM ET, November 21, 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.
Washington Post:
WaPo Publisher Fred Ryan: Trump statement on Khashoggi killing betrays “long-established American values”, puts personal and commercial ties before US interests  —  Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan's response to President Donald Trump's statement regarding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi:
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon is bidding for the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox  —  - Amazon's bid includes the New York-based YES Network, which is partly owned by Yankee Global Enterprises.  — Apollo Global Management, KKR, Blackstone …
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 …
Page Six:
Sources: Comcast will pay Megyn Kelly around $30M to leave NBC, though nothing is final until next week at the earliest  —  Megyn Kelly is close to finalizing a $30 million exit from NBC, sources confirm to Page Six.  —  The embattled anchor, who celebrated her 48th birthday Sunday …
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.
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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 …
Eric Freedman / Nieman Lab:
Environmental reporters face heightened risks, in both wealthy and developing countries, as they deal with economic interests, political battles, and crime  —  “In both wealthy and developing countries, journalists covering these issues find themselves in the cross-hairs.
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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
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
Tyler Fisher / Source:
Politico details and open sources Civic, a system for modeling and publishing election-centric civic data
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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