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10:10 AM ET, November 26, 2018


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New York Times:
How Origo, a Hungarian site famous for corruption investigations, turned pro-government after its telecom parent was pushed to sell it to allies of Hungary's PM  —  BUDAPEST — Hungary's leading news website, Origo, had a juicy scoop: A top aide to the far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg won't appear before the UK-led grand committee of eight countries on Tuesday, sending the VP of public policy to testify instead  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declined to testify at a rare joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries …
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Washington Post is launching a new 20-minute daily news podcast, “Post Reports”, on December 3, with the goal of reaching 1M downloads per episode  —  The Washington Post is rolling out its most ambitious effort in podcasting yet, joining the battle for the daily news podcast of record.
Syrian radio host Raed Al Fares, who satirized President Bashar al-Assad and groups including ISIS, was shot dead on Friday alongside journalist Hamoud Junaid  —  (CNN)A Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS has been shot dead …
Raed Fares, founder of Radio Fresh, an independent radio station broadcasting from inside opposition-held areas in Syria, has been assassinated in Idlib
Jill Disis / CNN:
With 120K subscribers and a 19K recipe archive, NYT Cooking is expanding its team and considering a show as it establishes itself as a standalone brand  —  New York (CNN Business)The New York Times bet more than a year ago that it could convince an audience of foodies to pay for a standalone section devoted to all things cooking.
Denise-Marie Ordway / Nieman Lab:
A round-up of five peer-reviewed papers on Twitter's effect on journalists, social media use among different age groups of journalists, and more  —  Journalist's Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don't have to.  Here's their latest roundup, including research …
Nieman Lab:
Study: fake news is rife across the developing world, with South Africans, Kenyans, and Nigerians exposed to it more than US news consumers  —  Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
White House communications chief Bill Shine received $8.4M severance from Fox News in May 2017 and will get $3.5M in bonuses both this year and next  —  The White House communications chief got an $8.4 million package and will receive $3.5 million from 21st Century Fox this year and next.
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
How Guy Raz, former reporter and current unlikely booster of capitalism as podcast host of How I Built This, uncovers the emotional drama of building companies  —  The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It's amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast.  (What is that like?!)
Elana Schor / Politico:
Ohio Democrat and potential 2020 presidential candidate Sherrod Brown says he fears a journalist will “end up dead” because of Trump's anti-press rhetoric  —  In a POLITICO interview, the Ohio Democrat highlights his connection with Trump voters, a possible preview of a 2020 campaign.
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