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6:40 PM ET, November 1, 2018

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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Recode to be folded into Vox.com starting early next year with no expected layoffs; current EIC Dan Frommer will be replaced by Jason del Rey in the interim  —  Facing declining traffic to its website, Recode will relaunch as a section of Vox early next year
Josh Stearns / DemocracyFund:
NewsMatch launches its annual fundraiser for news nonprofits, matching small donations and adding support including $1M from the Facebook Journalism Project  —  Something remarkable starts today.  Across the country 155 newsrooms are banding together for a year-end campaign to stand up for journalism that strengthens democracy.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
No federal rules regulate Facebook political ads; efforts like Honest Ads Act stalled after Facebook launched its own rules and Sen. McConnell questioned bill  —  Both Congress and the Federal Election Commission have ideas, but they're moving too slowly  —  In recent days …
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Jeremy B. Merrill / ProPublica:
Investigation finds that 12 Facebook campaigns masked sponsorship of political issue ads, exposing a gap in enforcement of Facebook's disclosure policy
The Marshall Project:
Bill Keller to step down in 2019 as editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, will move to the board of directors after a replacement is appointed  —  Bill Keller today told his colleagues he will step down next year as Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project, the nonprofit criminal justice newsroom …
Politico:
Sources: Jeff Zucker doesn't want CNN hiring ex administration officials complicit in spreading falsehoods after criticism for hiring officials who signed NDAs  —  Network president Jeff Zucker has told people that he's not interested in hiring former officials he perceives as complicit in spreading falsehoods.
Susette Brooks / Report For America:
Report for America sets a goal of placing 10 reporters in California in 2019 and 20 in 2020, supported by grants from the Annenberg and McClatchy foundations  —  The Crucial Effort Supported By Grants from the Annenberg Foundation and McClatchy Foundation and a Collaboration with the USC Annenberg School …
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Politico:
As Trump throws out multiple unlikely claims ahead of midterm elections, many news outlets have repeated his false statements in headlines and tweets
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
NYT Q3: revenue of $417M, up 8% YoY, digital revenue of $450M+ in 2018, 3M digital subscribers out of 4M+ total; subscription revenues make up ~66% of total  —  More than three million paid digital-only subscribers.  More than four million total.  —  The New York Times Company announced …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple held preliminary talks with radio broadcaster iHeartMedia about an equity stake or a marketing partnership to boost its music streaming service  —  Apple is turning to traditional broadcasting to boost its streaming service, exploring a tie-up with iHeartMedia …
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Lachlan Murdoch, likely CEO of New Fox, says he doesn't make editorial decisions and won't apologize for Fox News: ""I'm not embarrassed by what they do at all"  —  “I'm not embarrassed by what they do at all,” Murdoch said of the channel, adding that it was not his role to steer the coverage of Fox's media companies.
 
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Greg Lacour / Charlotte Magazine:
Charles Womack sells alt-weekly Creative Loafing in Charlotte to his son Alex, lays off staff of seven with no severance; publication will become digital-only
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Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix announces it will offer exclusive theatrical releases for three movies, in a break from its commitment to streaming releases
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Social platforms and Silicon Valley Funders operate with sloppy disregard of the consequences of hate speech, unwilling to lose users and hurt their bottom line
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
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
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