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8:15 AM ET, November 13, 2021


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WaPo corrects and removes portions of two articles from 2017 and 2019 that identified a Belarusian American businessman as a key source of the Steele dossier  —  The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN, which has long claimed the Steele dossier was at least partly corroborated, has not said whether it still stands by that reporting  —  A week ago, CNN covered the indictment of Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the discredited Trump-Russia dossier compiled in 2016 by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
Adam B. Vary / Variety:
Disney+ Day, celebrating the streaming service's two-year anniversary by touting 45+ series, features, and specials, didn't deliver much news or amazing footage  —  The promotional cavalcade covered every section of the service — Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Disney animation and live action …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
Interview with Sam Lessin and YouTuber Marina Mogilko about a $1.7M investment in her, in exchange for 5% of her creator-related earnings for the next 30 years  —  She gets $1.7 million.  Sam Lessin's venture firm gets 5% of her creator earnings for 30 years. “it's def not indentured servitude,” he says.
Pranob Mehrotra / XDA Developers:
Instagram appears to be working on a feature that lets Live creators add moderators to their streams  —  Early last month, Instagram announced two new features for Live creators — Live Scheduling and Practice Mode.  The features aim to help make life easier for creators on the platform …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Instagram tests paying $10,000+ bonuses to select Reels creators, as part of a program announced in July
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Taylor Swift releases a new copy of 2012's Red, the second album she has re-recorded to reclaim songs from investors holding rights to her original masters  —  Campaign to re-record old songs undercuts deal that acquired US musician's hit catalogue  —  When tussling with his record company in the 1990s …
Myanmar court sentences US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison; he has been detained since May and faces two more charges in another court  —  - A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty …
Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired UK:
Substack touts itself as an alternative to toxic, ad-driven social media, but many of its top earners are polarizing figures who were deplatformed elsewhere  —  The company's CEO says the old way of social media is broken—but is his alternative much different?
New York Times:
Documents show Project Veritas consulted lawyers to gauge how far beyond standard reporting it could go before breaking laws like the Espionage Act  —  Documents show how the conservative group worked with lawyers to gauge how far its deceptive reporting practices could go before running afoul of federal laws.
Paris Martineau / The Information:
Sources: Amazon formed a PR team in 2016 to find 90%+ of media reports it deemed inaccurate within two hours of publication, and to obtain corrections  —  There was a time when Jeff Bezos barely cared about public relations.  But after years of increasingly hostile media coverage …
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Dominion Voting sues Fox Corporation, after Fox News, which it sued earlier, declined to produce documents from Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch
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Maria Bustillos / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with Kyiv Post EIC Brian Bonner on what caused the paper's sudden shutdown, his relationship with the owner, the Post's future, and more
Financial Times:
Axel Springer CEO says he wants to force the disclosure of sexual relationships between managers and subordinates following the Bild scandal
The Economist:
Hong Kong immigration authorities decline to renew the employment visa of Economist correspondent Sue-Lin Wong
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Li Yuan / New York Times:
Zuo Fang, a Chinese journalist who in 1984 helped start Southern Weekly, China's most influential reform-era newspaper, has died at 86
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify acquires audiobook distributor Findaway and says it expects the deal to close in Q4 2021