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4:35 PM ET, November 26, 2018

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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.
Discussion: @janebsinger
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Facebook's YouTube competitor Watch is pivoting to older audiences as teens tune out and the company pares down the number of shows it purchases  —  - Facebook's Watch, a hub for shows and premium video content, was intended to be its big competitor to YouTube.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T veteran Brad Bentley has been named general manager of WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service, while Turner's CTO takes over HBO's tech operations  —  Brad Bentley has been named general manager of WarnerMedia's forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service …
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.
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
CNN:
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 …
Discussion: @eye2winner
Deadline:
Manhattan DA's office has decided not to charge Harvey Weinstein with financial crimes, will no longer pursue whether he used company assets to pay settlements  —  As Harvey Weinstein's legal woes continue, the Manhattan district attorney's office decided to not charge the disgraced producer …
Discussion: @sayssimonson and Vanity Fair
David Voreacos / Bloomberg:
US Department of Justice says the press has no legal right to learn whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged in a sealed proceeding  —  The news media has no legal right to learn whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged in a sealed proceeding, despite an inadvertent filing …
Patrick Kulp / Adweek:
NBCUniversal debuts a machine learning tool to help brands place ads around scenes relevant to their product, by analyzing scripts, CC data, visual descriptors  —  The tool identifies places for brands to buy spots in more opportune times  —  The next time you see, say …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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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