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10:05 PM ET, November 8, 2020

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Tom McCarthy / The Guardian:
Fox News, WSJ, and New York Post shifted their tone on Friday, appealing to Trump to preserve his “legacy” by showing grace in defeat  —  Multiple Rupert Murdoch-owned conservative media outlets in the United States have shifted their messaging in a seeming effort to warn readers …
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Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Two NY Post sources say top editors told some staffers this week to be tougher in their coverage of Trump; Col Allan, the paper's adviser, is retiring next year  —  Rupert Murdoch's tabloid has turned critical as the president seems headed to defeat.  Col Allan, a wizard there, says he plans to retire next year.
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
With Trump's apparent defeat in sight, the Fox News network and the Murdoch family face far more critical scrutiny than they ever have in the US  —  A behind-the-scenes struggle that could determine the extent of post-election violence in America is breaking into the open, but it's not at the White House or inside the GOP.
New York Times:
ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC cut away from Trump's news conference on Thursday to correct his many false claims, while CNN and Fox News carried it live
CNN:
Fox News memos direct talent not to call Biden “President-elect” when the race is called and instead say he “has enough electoral votes to win the presidency”
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look at Times reporter Maggie Haberman's coverage of Trump's presidency since 2016, with her pieces accounting for hundreds of millions of page views in total  —  For the last four years, the Times reporter has been the human incarnation of a nation riveted, like it or not, by Donald Trump.
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Media outlets practiced responsible journalism by waiting to be absolutely sure before they called the election in favor of Joe Biden  —  As Election Day turned into Election Week and closed the curtains on Trump's anti-media presidency, the media shined.  —  Isn't it ironic?
Steve Marble / Los Angeles Times:
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host and trivia master, has died at 80 from pancreatic cancer  —  Alex Trebek, the master of trivia whose quick wit, easy smile and my-favorite-professor demeanor made “Jeopardy” a welcome guest in the living rooms of America for decades, has died at his home overnight following …
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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg Media is launching QuickTake, its 24/7 streaming channel, on Monday, with 10.5 hours/day of original content, including ten series and four news shows  —  QuickTake service will cover general interest and lifestyle news, starting with 10-and-a-half hours of daily programming
BBC:
An online petition by former Australian PM Kevin Rudd calling for an inquiry into Murdoch's media dominance has garnered 500K signatures  —  An online petition by former Australian PM Kevin Rudd calling for an inquiry into Rupert Murdoch's media dominance has got a record number of signatures.
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