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12:50 AM ET, August 28, 2018

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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed News is working with Google to test a membership model that will ask readers to contribute, similar to that used by The Guardian  —  BuzzFeed News is working with Google to pilot a membership model that will ask readers to contribute to the news outlet.
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Sources: a Bloomberg News reporter was reassigned after Well Fargo CEO complained about the reporter following a story on the bank's relationship with the NRA  —  A Bloomberg News reporter who covered Wells Fargo was reassigned earlier this year after the bank's CEO called the news organization's editor …
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi co-hosted Fox's The Five for three days last week; state's ethics commission says it did not render an opinion  —  Bondi sought ethics commission approval before spending three days co-hosting “The Five,” a news talk show.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube adds “Time watched” stats to its “digital wellbeing” tools in its mobile apps  —  Google today is expanding YouTube's set of “digital wellbeing” tools, with an added feature that will calculate how much you're watching videos.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Inside True Pundit, a pro-Trump misinformation site run by Michael D. Moore, who has a journalism background and a history of illegal business practices  —  Days after former FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified in a closed-door meeting with the House Oversight and Government Reform and House Judiciary committees …
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Facebook:
Facebook removes 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account, and 52 Facebook Pages, including that of military TV network, in response to Myanmar violence
Lauren Raab / Los Angeles Times:
One of the LA Weekly's owners, David Welch, files suit against the others, claiming mismanagement and seeks to dissolve the company  —  Nine months after a mysterious new company bought LA Weekly, one of the company's owners is suing the rest, alleging they have mismanaged the alternative weekly …
Tony Silber / Forbes:
An interview with Marvin Shanken, publisher of niche magazines like Wine Spectator, on lucky purchases, circulation, events as revenue source, and more  —  Marvin Shanken.  —  The first thing Marvin Shanken—the magazine-publishing maverick and impresario who for the last 40-plus years …
David Beard / Poynter:
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1M to Mother Jones magazine to finance reporting around misinformation and fake news, more  —  The Poynter Institute's Morning Mediawire breaks down and delivers the most important stories you need to start your day.  Delivered to your inbox every morning before work.
 
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Ian Parker / New Yorker:
Profile of Glenn Greenwald as he cuts the Twitter use, still thinks media oversells Russian election interference effects, and his audience expands to the right
Reuters:
FCC inspector general's report found no evidence of impropriety in failed Sinclair-Tribune Media merger after two House Democrats accused Ajit Pai of bias
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Throughout his political career, John McCain had been respectful of the media's role and in the Trump era, he became its defender
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Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
Final episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's “Who Is America?"' did not include Sarah Palin interview but credits listed her as “Special Publicity Consultant”
Discussion: TV Tattle
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Experts discuss Trump's complaints of bias on Twitter and largely agree that lawmakers could try to force the platform to allow all speech but would likely fail
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