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11:25 PM ET, February 20, 2018


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Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Sources: Rob Goldman apologized internally at Facebook for his tweetstorm about Russian interference, saying “I conveyed my view poorly”  —  ON FRIDAY MORNING, just before 10am on the West Coast, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller published his indictment of 13 Russian operatives …
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Fact-checking the tweetstorm by Facebook VP of ads Rob Goldman on the Mueller indictment and Facebook's role in election interference by Russia
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Tavis Smiley sues PBS, claiming the public TV network breached its contract and damaged his company when it fired him over sexual-harassment allegations  —  Talk-show host Tavis Smiley sued PBS on Tuesday, alleging that the network breached its contract and damaged his production company …
Adeshina Emmanuel / Columbia Journalism Review:
Black writer Adeshina Emmanuel's work for Chicago Reader was anchored by a racist front cover, leading him to criticize it and since-fired editor Mark Konkol  —  The Chicago Reader fired Executive Editor Mark Konkol on Saturday night, 17 days into his tenure.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Since 1992, 23 newspaper carriers have been violently killed or murdered in the US, more than twice the number of journalists killed in the same period  —  Newspaper carriers are being assaulted and killed across the country  —  It was still early in Walter “Wes” Scott's paper route when he was killed.
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster over the cancellation of his memoir  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping his lawsuit against his former publisher.  In papers filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Yiannopoulos …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Fox News working on Fox Nation, a standalone streaming subscription service with original shows and right-leaning commentary, expected to debut by year's end  —  Thanks to a relentless news cycle — and a dedicated fan in the Oval Office — Fox News has defied the downward trends in the television business …
Judge denies AT&T request to compel DOJ to disclose communications with the White House that might show Trump's views on AT&T's proposed merger with Time Warner  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's (T.N) request to see White House communications …
New York Times:
On Facebook and Twitter, lax enforcement lets impostor accounts thrive, leaves few options for those whose identities are taken, enabling fake news, propaganda  —  When Hilary Mason, a data scientist and entrepreneur, discovered that dozens of automated “bot” accounts had sprung up to impersonate …
Peter Walker / The Guardian:
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn bashes and vaguely threatens four print newspapers while responding to stories claiming he gave info to Czech spy in the 1980s  —  Labour leader denies he was Czech informant and issues warning to newspaper owners … Play Video
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Steve Bannon reported on a late ethics form in November that he sold his Cambridge Analytica and Glittering Steel stakes in April 2017  —  WASHINGTON  —  An enduring ethics question of the Trump White House has been answered.  —  Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sold …
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: the FCC is expected to formally publish its December order overturning the Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Polk Awards: shared award to Jodi Kantor, Meghan Twohey, and Ronan Farrow for Weinstein stories, a special award for NYT and WaPo for Trump-Russia stories, more
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HuffPost UK:
Hindustan Times Associate Editor Aman Sethi named Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost India and will begin his new role in April
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
New York Times foreign correspondent Steven Myers was detained in police custody for nearly 17 hours in China, alongside photographer Gilles Sabrié
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sexual misconduct allegations at public radio may risk souring listener relationships, which means financial contributions may be in danger
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NewsMatch's October-December drive raised $4.8M from participating donors and foundations; donors gave $33M total, including gifts not covered under match terms
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