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11:50 AM ET, November 14, 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 …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Bloomberg's new Twitter network will launch Dec 18; sources say it has already secured eight-figures in ad revenue for its first year  —  Bloomberg's new Twitter network will launch on Dec. 18 with six founding partners: Goldman Sachs, Infiniti, TD Ameritrade, CA Technologies, AT&T and CME Group — and more are in the works.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sources: New LA Times editor told journalists told not to retweet praise of investigative series on Disney, elevating tension within the newsroom  —  A dispute between The Los Angeles Times and the Walt Disney Company has ignited a battle between the paper's employees and its new top management.
Discussion: Forbes
Chavie Lieber / Racked:
Inside the swag retail economy, where magazine staffers sell promotional items to supplement income, and how companies lack policies regarding the practice  —  How editors turn their gifts into cash.  —  PHOTOGRAPHY BY TED & CHELSEA CAVANAUGH  —  PIN  —  A few months ago …
Discussion: Celebrity Style …
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Eliza Brooke / Racked:
Over six months Racked received $95K worth of free promo items, ranging from $0.75 to $675; the site covered 96 of the 2,979 items, just 3% of the total
Discussion: Jezebel
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
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.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber calls on “deeply flawed” social media networks to “drop the pretence” they are not media companies  —  Financial Times editor Lionel Barber has said social media networks are “deeply flawed news outlets” as he called on them to …
Madeline Berg / Forbes:
Alexandra Petri, WaPo's youngest ever columnist, and Teen Vogue's digital editorial director, Phillip Picardi, named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Media list  —  List by Emily Inverso, Mark Joyella and Madeline Berg  —  When asked about her biggest wins of 2017, Jazmine Hughes …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
YouTube confirms it has updated its policy on extremist content, broadening it to include videos that do not depict violence or preach hate  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Interview with The New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson on regulating Facebook, global initiatives and ambitions, and building things beyond news  —  “I think over the next five years, it's possible the competitive landscape will actually get in some ways more attractive for The New York Times …
Freedom House:
Report: governments in 30 countries manipulated social media to counter critics, drive specific agendas, more; elections in 18 countries may have been affected  —  Key Findings Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States.
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.
 
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
CompuServe's Forums, the dominant message forum of the 1980s, to be shut down on December 15
Yuyu Chen / Digiday:
Casper to launch a branded glossy magazine, Wooly, priced at $12, after shutting down online publication Van Winkle's
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
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
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
Discussion: Deadline and The Wrap
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Alex Nichols / The Outline:
Political blog Wonkette is out of place with its Bush-era liberalism style from when it was founded
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