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10:00 PM ET, November 13, 2017

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Julia Ioffe / The Atlantic:
Twitter DMs show Wikileaks asked Trump Jr. to help share its work, support Assange as ambassador; Trump Jr. appeared to act on some requests during '16 campaign  —  Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year's presidential election …
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Moving Forward at Amazon With Multi-Season Production Commitment  —  A “Lord of the Rings” TV series is moving forward at Amazon with the streaming service giving the series a multi-season production commitment, Amazon announced Monday.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Profile of new Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia who got her start in journalism as arts editor at Moscow Times  —  Radhika Jones grew up around music.  Her father, Robert L. Jones, a singer and guitarist, was a prominent figure on the Cambridge, Mass., folk scene of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Erin Nyren / Variety:
New York Times Books Editor Radhika Jones has been named the next editor of Vanity Fair
Discussion: Folio and The Guardian
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Sources: Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported version of its Prime video streaming service and is considering giving content creators their own channels  —  Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime streaming video service, according to people familiar with its plans.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen Media says it will shut down its SVOD service January 2018, will lay off about 25 employees  —  Fullscreen Media will pull the plug on its subscription-video service introduced less than two years ago, and is laying off about 25 employees with the shutdown.
Discussion: George Strompolos and The Wrap
Chris Krewson / Spirited Media:
Spirited Media to abandon direct-sold display ads, refocus on events, launch membership programs in early 2018, and explore offering consulting services  —  Helping figure out the future of local news is hard.  We knew that when we formed Spirited Media in 2014, and we've ridden the ups and downs every day since.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
RT files paperwork with Justice Department to register as foreign agent  —  An RT television broadcast van is seen parked outside the Luzhniki stadium ahead of an international soccer match in Moscow.  RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent of Russia.  (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed data on efforts to stop misinformation spread  —  Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
A&E Networks takes significant minority stake in Dan Abrams' live trial website, renamed Law&Crime Network, as part of deal; source says firm valued at $15M  —  Deal envisions development of modern-day Court TV with eye toward broader distribution  —  Dan Abrams's dream of bringing …
Discussion: The Wrap and Deadline
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 …
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Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
At least five advertisers back away from Fox News' Hannity following his coverage of allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore
Elisabeth Zerofsky / New Yorker:
A look at German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which has become a go-to place for leaks like the Panama and Paradise Papers  —  Earlier this week, Bastian Obermayer, a reporter for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, showed me into his “war room,” on the twenty-fourth floor of the paper's office tower, in Munich.
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Lars von Trier's production company, Zentropa, accused by nine Danish women, including journalist Anna Mette Lundtofte, of allowing sexual harassment to happen  —  Zentropa, the leading Scandinavia production company founded by Lars von Trier and Peter Aalbæk Jensen …
 
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Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Italian prosecutors, accused of mistaking a refugee for a people-smuggler, wiretapped Guardian reporter Lorenzo Tondo who helped expose their alleged error
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
Political blog Wonkette is out of place with its Bush-era liberalism style from when it was founded
Discussion: @carlbeijer
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Channel 4 to be the exclusive UK partner in the European Broadcaster Exchange, an alliance of broadcasters that will run commercials across VOD services
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Daily Telegraph says its Apple News channel receives 5M monthly unique visitors and delivers 70M monthly ad impressions
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO's streaming service, HBO Go, has launched in four Central European countries: Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia
Discussion: TechCrunch and Variety
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Jonathan Albright / Medium:
Analysis: propaganda memes from Russia's Internet Research Agency were more impactful on Instagram than Twitter due to reposting apps, Facebook's ad targeting
Lindsey Adler / Deadspin:
Becca Schultz, who blogged about baseball while posing as a married man for 8 years since she was 13, accused of duping and harassing women on Twitter