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12:50 AM ET, November 15, 2017

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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
How white men from Ivy League schools benefited from a form of affirmative action at The New Republic, and how it affected women and people of color  —  In 1991, the African American Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter wrote a book called Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists' video pages, starting from today in the US  —  YouTube today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists' YouTube video pages.
The Daily Beast:
How Twitter account @Umpire43 used the identity of a dead Navy SEAL and triggered false stories on The Gateway Pundit, InfoWars, and One America News Network  —  The rightwing blog The Gateway Pundit pushed a single-sourced rumor from the anonymous Twitter account @Umpire43 that claimed …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Two journalists still face charges after arrests amid inauguration protests; one, Alexei Wood, goes to trial Wednesday and faces up to 61 years in prison  —  On Jan. 20, the day Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as president in front of the Capitol, a limousine was set on fire and storefront windows were smashed nearby.
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Amazon says it has “no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video” following AdAge report  —  An alternate to the $99 subscription  —  Update November 14th, 11:06AM ET: This article was updated to include a statement from Amazon denying the claims.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
With video and audio, The Skimm pushes further into the daily routines of its 6 million readers  —  From a single morning email, it's grown into a multi-product brand that its fans can interact with throughout the day.  “We've always said email was a marketing tool for us.
Discussion: Fortune
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick identified as Reddit user UncleSam4200, who posted racist, sexist, homophobic slurs during work hours  —  While posting on his Reddit account UncleSam4200, Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick bragged on the infamous pro-Trump subreddit r/TheDonald …
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
 
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Facebook issues statement saying it has not observed “significant coordination” by Russia-linked accounts targeting Brexit vote, amid UK MPs calls for more info
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
Discussion: @pfpicardi
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sources: New LA Times editor told journalists not to retweet praise of investigative series on Disney, elevating tension within the newsroom
Discussion: Forbes
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Moving Forward at Amazon With Multi-Season Production Commitment