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11:15 AM ET, November 1, 2019


 Top News: 
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
How Deadspin imploded after a long buildup of resentment between journalists and new bosses, with almost entire staff resigning by Thursday  —  The last meeting for many of Deadspin's journalists took place on Wednesday in a conference room adorned with fake black cobwebs …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
In a revolt at Deadspin after the firing of top editor Barry Petchesky, at least 8 journalists resigned Wednesday; 6 of 10 staff writers quit in the past week  —  On Monday, the journalists at the freewheeling website Deadspin were instructed by its owners to stick to sports.
Drew Magary:
Drew Magary, “cheerfully profane sports blogger at-large”, resigns from Deadspin  —  I resigned from Deadspin today.  No more Funbag questions.  No more Jamboroos.  No more telling you why your team, and your children's television program, and the St. Louis Cardinals, and Christmas catalogs, and mayonnaise all suck.
Kevin Webb / Business Insider:
Campbell Brown's defense of Facebook not fact-checking political ads: “It should be the role of the press to dissect the truth or lies found in political ads”  —  - Campbell Brown, Facebook's Head of News Partnership, said she was “astonished” by the media's response …
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter's political ad ban will run into enforcement issues on defining issue ads and possibly disadvantage lesser-known or nontraditional candidates
[Thread] Twitter will stop accepting all political advertising on its platform globally starting November 22
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
It was heartening to see Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cut out a part of his business that he realizes he can't control
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Analytics company Jumpshot predicts 1M+ US customers have signed up for Disney+, which launches mid-November, based on data from a panel of online consumers  —  Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, doesn't launch until mid-November, but it may have already signed up over a million customers in the U.S. …
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Brendan Nyhan / New York Times:
Politically connected groups are creating sites that mimic local news outlets but promote ideological agendas, trying to capitalize on trust in local news  —  A growth in impostor local news that promotes ideological agendas.  —  The nature of the news misinformation problem may be changing.
Michael Calderone / Politico:
After Red State and Daily Mail posted salacious photos of Rep. Katie Hill, other media outlets weigh how to handle personal privacy and leaked information  —  “Publishing [intimate] photos ... doesn't make you a journalist.  It makes you a Peeping Tom."  —  Katie Hill may be the first …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
At least a third of the 500 sites Americans visit most often have run identity checks on your computer or phone, including CNN, WaPo, NYT, and Fox News
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Amazon is rolling out its Onsite Associates Program in Europe, starting in the UK; publishers add their product reviews on Amazon for a cut of the purchase
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Catherine Herridge is leaving Fox News, where she's worked since 1996, for CBS News: “I feel privileged to join a team where facts ... will always matter”