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6:25 PM 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
Discussion: Fortune and Washington Post
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. …
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 …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Bannon bashed outlets like Washington Post for not reporting from places like Alabama, and now claims conspiracy after WaPo's deep dive on Alabama's Roy Moore  —  Breitbart boss Stephen K. Bannon on Thursday night ripped The Post.  “The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump …
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 …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Muddy media reports about Facebook's test to fight revenge porn show the company needs more direct, on-the-record talks with journalists  —  A Facebook executive has been complaining about negative press coverage, yet the company declines to engage with journalists.
Ian Gibbs / MediaShift:
Survey: news consumers are becoming savvier, trust traditional media more than social media and online news, and trust print editions more than online versions  —  Trust is the topic that won't go away.  On either side of the pond, leaders with very different temperaments are dealing …
Discussion: @vijayshekhar
Rossalyn Warren / New York Times:
Facebook's efforts to tackle misinformation ignore anti-abortion pages, focusing on politics and Russia-backed election interference over science and health  —  Last year, just weeks before the election, an article from a site called Mad World News began circulating around Facebook.
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
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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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