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1:50 AM ET, November 25, 2018

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New York Times:
How Origo, Hungary's site famous for corruption investigations, turned pro-government as German-owned Magyar Telekom was pressured to sell it to Orban's allies  —  BUDAPEST — Hungary's leading news website, Origo, had a juicy scoop: A top aide to the far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban …
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.
Jesse Knight / Nieman Lab:
Ex-Vice CTO argues that publishers should work together to create a single CMS platform to cut costs and better compete with Facebook as a single media union  —  Media companies are each independently trying to solve the same technical problems, rather than focusing on competing with Facebook.
Mure Dickie / Financial Times:
A look at decline of The Scotsman, whose circulation is down to 17K from 100K in 2000 and value is down to £4.3M from £160M when Johnston Press bought it in '05  —  The Scotsman is literally a Scottish landmark: the baroque building constructed as the newspaper's headquarters in 1905 towers …
Alan Burdick / New York Times:
As the NYT's Science Times turns 40 and science sites replace newspaper columns, the challenge for science journalism is extinction in the age of misinformation  —  Lost in the swirl of alternative truths is the fact that science is a verb, not a noun.  —  Shortly before turning 30 …
Darren Rovell / ESPN:
Bleacher Report Live technical issues led Turner to give away stream of golf game between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for free; some carriers charged $20  —  Those who weren't planning to pay $19.99 for “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday got a break …
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 …
Jesse Jarnow / Wired:
How live-music tapers, music archivists, and media technologists are thriving as an alternative ecosystem today as attitudes, economies, and technologies evolve  —  MOST TIMES, ERIC Pier-Hocking will get to the venue before you do.  It's not because he wants to be in the front row …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
CBC pulled an interview after its reporter criticized CBC relationship with Facebook; reporter says Facebook routinely complains to CBC after on-air criticism  —  Jesse Hirsh the CBC Toronto's longstanding and deservedly respected tech columnist, a fixture for many words …
Soma Biswas / Wall Street Journal:
US-based Spanish language TV and radio broadcaster LBI Media files for bankruptcy, blaming competition from digital media and heavy debt  —  Senior lender HPS Investment will take control of broadcaster under debt-restructuring deal  —  LBI Media Inc., the nation's largest private minority …
 
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
WhatsApp has hired Abhijit Bose as head of operations, starting in early 2019, responsible for monetizing the platform and all efforts to fight misinformation
Eric Johnson / Recode:
Interview with Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, on tech pressure on free speech and privatization of the public square
Max Willens / Digiday:
What publications are doing for Black Friday: CNN and BuzzFeed increase product integration, Ziff Davis uses its BlackFriday.com site to hit top of search
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Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Congress should press for an independent, thorough inquiry into Khashoggi's death, impose penalties on his murderers, and suspend US weapons sales to Saudis
Toronto Star:
Canada to give tax breaks for journalism: a 15% tax credit for subscribers, classifying donations to some nonprofits as charity, and tax credit for labor costs
@crookedmedia:
Crooked Media says that Tim Miller, who has worked with the Facebook-contracted PR firm Definers Public Affairs, will no longer be a contributor