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4:20 PM ET, October 31, 2018

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The PR from Fox News and Fox Business emphasizing the work of people like Shep Smith fails to mitigate the baseless, destructive programming on other Fox shows  —  A header on Brian Stelter's nightly media newsletter reads, “Fox under pressure,” a reference to the growing concerns …
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Media Matters steps up pressure on Fox News advertisers, accusing the media company of inflaming tensions across the US  —  Carusone defends anti-Hannity ad boycott  —  (CNN)The liberal media monitoring group Media Matters for America, a longtime critic of Fox News, is mounting …
Anousha Sakoui / Bloomberg:
Activists are trying to pressure advertisers to boycott Fox News but analysts estimate ads drive just 37% of its revenue, while 60% comes from cable subs
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before an “international grand committee” on “fake news” …
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Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Ryan Pitkin / @pitkin_ryan:
Ryan Pitkin, EIC of Charlotte's only alt-weekly Creative Loafing, says publisher Charles Womack has shut it down and laid off staff without severance  —  I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real.
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Creative Loafing / @cl_charlotte:
Washington Post:
Jamal Khashoggi was killed four weeks ago, the result of a direct order from Crown Prince MBS who Trump is trying to protect; Congress must not permit this  —  JAMAL KHASHOGGI walked in to the Saudi Consulate four weeks ago on Tuesday to obtain a simple document allowing him to marry.
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The Guardian:
Istanbul's chief prosecutor says Jamal Khashoggi was killed as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate, and his body was then dismembered afterwards  —  New York police investigate deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together  —  I live among the neo-Nazis in eastern Germany.  And it's terrifying
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
The Axios coverage of Trump's plan to get rid of US birthright citizenship was a perverse, obsequious mix of bleak news and promotion of an Axios series on HBO  —  You wouldn't trust a music critic who's buddies with the band, nor should you trust a tech reporter who hoots and hollers whenever Tim Cook takes the stage.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
CBS launches ET Live, an ad-supported streaming service available via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and iOS devices, supplementing CBSN and CBS Sports HQ  —  Aiming to leverage Entertainment Tonight's brand equity in the streaming era, CBS has launched ET Live, an ad-supported …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Megyn Kelly's lawyer Bryan Freedman has accused NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and the network of leaking false information to the press  —  (CNN)Megyn Kelly's slow-motion exit from NBC News has turned into an all-out legal battle.  —  Kelly's 9 a.m. show was canceled last week, but her contract goes through 2020.
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly attacks Daily Mail over invasive coverage following her NBC exit, says the paper's photographer filmed her child and her classmates
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Simon Austin / Prolific North:
UK broadcaster Channel 4 chooses Leeds city as the location of its new national HQ, with smaller “creative hubs” in Bristol and Glasgow  —  Leeds has been chosen ahead of Birmingham and Manchester as the new national headquarters for Channel 4.  —  The three cities …
 
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