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11:45 AM ET, October 22, 2018

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Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Richard Parsons resigns as CBS board member and chairman, citing complications in his fight with myeloma; board appoints Strauss Zelnick as interim chairman  —  Richard Parsons has resigned from the CBS Corp board of directors, including his role as interim chairman which he undertook …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix says it's going to raise $2B through debt securities, the sixth time in less than four years it's raising $1B+ through bonds  —  Netflix is again going to debt markets to fund its enormous appetite for content, announcing plans Monday to raise $2 billion in financing through debt securities.
The Membership Puzzle Project:
The Membership Puzzle Project launches a $700K fund for projects around the world experimenting with membership-based business models for news  —  Last year when the Membership Puzzle Project started studying news sites that were working with their supporters for revenue and to benefit their journalism, we heard two themes.
New York Times:
Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today's AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword level  —  At least not for decades to come.  Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Dr. Marcus is a professor of psychology and neural science.
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
The Associated Press deleted a tweet Sunday evening which called a large caravan of migrants from Central America a ragged “army”  —  “Some of the members of this 'army' are quite literally malnourished babies," says BuzzFeed's David Mack  —  The Associated Press deleted …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Study: of 1,220 Twitter users, Republicans who followed a liberal Twitter bot became substantially more conservative; conservative bots didn't change Democrats  —  Echo chambers aren't what's polarizing America.  —  There's a simple story for how the media is driving political polarization.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
UK study: poorer people consume less news than the wealthy and are less likely to go directly to news sites; no brand among 32 had significantly more poor users  —  News is more unevenly distributed in the UK than income is, according to new research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
To fight “fake news”, news outlets should ban reporters from doing anything on social media beyond sharing stories; snark and blatant opinion reduce trust  —  While speaking at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, I was asked by several students how to restore faith and trust in media.
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Brazilian media outlets owned by a far-right billionaire are being used to intimidate journalists critical of the leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro  —  The highly likely ascension to power of far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro is already unleashing a climate in which journalists …
Michael McGowan / The Guardian:
Australian actor Geoffrey Rush testifies on first day of two-week defamation trial against Murdoch-owned Daily Telegraph, over stories alleging misconduct  —  Oscar-winning Australian actor says front-page story published by Murdoch-owned Nationwide News made him sick to his stomach
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Sky News:
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will reveal “in all its nakedness” how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at the Saudi consulate  —  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will reveal “in all its nakedness” how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at the Saudi consulate.
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The Guardian:
UK, France, Germany issue joint statement, say Saudis need to provide credible facts about Khashoggi's death; Turkey will release investigation details on Tue.
Rita Katz / Wired:
Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform's 2017 crackdown against extremist content  —  BEFORE MOST PEOPLE even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups.
 
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