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5:25 AM ET, November 12, 2017


 Top News: 
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Source: Rupert Murdoch offered to buy CNN during two conversations with AT&T's Randall Stephenson; another source denies Murdoch wants to own the network  —  Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jared Kushner told Time Warner Inc. executive CNN should fire 20% of its staff for incorrect election analysis about the outcome  —  Uncertainty around AT&T deal arises after long stretch of hostility between network, administration  —  Early this year, President Donald Trump's son …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Trump said he 'didn't make that decision' to potentially force AT&T and Time Warner to sell CNN  —  But he did highlight his objection to the deal.  —  President Donald Trump appeared to stress on Saturday that he had not intervened in AT&T's bid to buy Time Warner — nor did he seek …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
White House pledges to push for more media access after APEC summit lock-out  —  Only Fox News and White House photographer were allowed access to world leaders.  —  DANANG, Vietnam — Nearly all U.S. journalists covering President Donald Trump's appearance at a major economic summit …
Associated Press:
Louis C.K. Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are True  —  NEW YORK — Comedian Louis C.K. says the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are true.  —  The comedian also issued a statement a day after The New York Times detailed five women's allegations of sexual misconduct by C.K. …
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Hollywood's sexual harassment scandals have impacted entertainment journalism; publications put more resources toward investigations  —  The accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and others have redefined what it means to be an entertainment journalist.
Release of Louis C.K.'s movie, “I Love You, Daddy”, is scrapped by The Orchard after allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sources: Radhika Jones, New York Times books editorial director, to be named the next editor of Vanity Fair as soon as Monday  —  In a dramatic changing of the guard, Radhika Jones, the editorial director of the books department at The New York Times and a former top editor at Time magazine …
Debra Birnbaum / Variety:
19 sources describe sexual harassment by Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer on The CW shows including Supergirl; Warner Bros. investigates, suspends Kreisberg  —  Warner Bros. TV Group has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Andrew Kreisberg …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Business Insider rolls out BI Prime, charging $9.95 per month for some exclusive financial reporting  —  Business Insider this week became the latest publisher to ask readers to pay for its content, launching a subscription offering aimed at die-hard consumers of financial news.
Discussion: @benmullin and Talking Biz News
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
New feature of The Washington Post's Opinion section uses AI to point readers toward articles expressing opposing viewpoints  —  What's the role of an opinion section in a newspaper today?  —  The Washington Post argues that its role is to expose readers to new viewpoints.
Discussion: Washington Post
David Sims / The Atlantic:
Disney-Fox rumors raise questions of which, if any, traditional companies can survive given skyrocketing costs and competition with new digital movie makers  —  Reports of the film industry's impending death have been greatly exaggerated.  It'd be more accurate to say the business is consolidating …
Discussion: IndieWire and Fast Company
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBA partners with Turner Sports and Intel to make live NBA games available in VR to Turner subscribers beginning with 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend
Stephen Rex Brown / New York Daily News:
NYT sues woman for posing as its reporter for several years, during which she asked questions at Brookings events and interviewed the Turkish ambassador
Discussion: VICE, LawNewz and Daily Mail
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Guardian digital editor Ian Prior and two other journalists are absent from work due to investigations into harassment claims
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK's National Union of Journalists is pursuing equal pay for 100+ female members at the BBC; NUJ survey says 8 out 10 women members believe pay disparity exists
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Katherine Cowdrey / The Bookseller:
BBC releases its first interactive audio story, The Inspection Chamber, on Amazon Echo; listeners insert themselves in the story and steer the plot via voice