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3:10 AM ET, November 2, 2018

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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.
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  —  A Facebook ad in October urged political conservatives to support the Trump administration's rollback of fuel emission standards …
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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
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.
Pallavi Gogoi / Washington Post:
NPR's chief business editor, Pallavi Gogoi, says she was raped by Indian MP M.J. Akbar, then EIC of Asian Age, and recounts months of verbal and emotional abuse  —  Pallavi Gogoi is the chief business editor for NPR.  —  Editor's Note: We reached out to Sandeep Kapur, M.J. Akbar's lawyer …
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.
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 …
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
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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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
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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
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
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