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3:15 AM ET, November 5, 2018

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Gannett to point print readers in its 109 markets to its digital sites for fresh election results, reduce midterm news in print, and drop paywalls for 48 hours  —  In cities across America, you won't be able to find even the most cursory election results in your Wednesday morning newspaper next week.
Wesleyan Media Project:
Study: negative ads for federal elections on broadcast TV and national cable channels have increased by 61% since the last midterms  —  As we reach the final week of the 2018 midterm election, an analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project finds that television advertising in federal races …
Eduardo Suárez / Nieman Reports:
How newsrooms are covering midterms: NPR's data use, AP's VoteCast survey, Nevada Independent's explainers, and crowdsourcing at Electionland, Politico, and NYT  —  To meet the challenges of the midterms, news outlets are taking a more collaborative approach, changing how they report on polls …
Kainaz Amaria / Vox:
Q&A: professor John Edwin Mason on National Geographic's depictions of POC, the culture of white supremacy at its founding, and a recent racist clichéd cover  —  The white cowboy versus the “savage native”: 8 months after its “racial reckoning,” the magazine takes two steps backward.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple News partners with AP for real-time results in Election Night section, with stories from Axios, Fox, WaPo, NYT, others; launches 8pm Eastern, November 6  —  Apple is preparing to launch a new way for its customers to track election results.  The company, on 8 PM ET on November 6 …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Freedom House moves the US down a spot in its global internet freedom rankings citing net neutrality repeal, surveillance law renewal, disinformation, and more  —  If you need a safe haven on the internet, where the pipes are open and the freedoms are plentiful — you might want to move to Estonia or Iceland.
Discussion: Business Insider, TIME and Slate
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fact-checkers at the Washington Post, PolitiFact, and FactCheck.org are stretched thin by the volume of the false claims Trump makes as appearances ramp up  —  The Onion is on top of the news: “Nation's Fact-Checkers Confirm They'll Probably Wrap Up Evaluating Trump's Statements By 2050 At Latest.”
Discussion: @rstefandeeran and CNN
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
TraceMe, NFL star Russell Wilson's celebrity app, has laid off staff, closed LA office, pivoted to a sports prediction game; TraceMe to shutter in coming weeks  —  One year after attempting to take on social media giants with its own content platform focused on celebrities, TraceMe is pivoting.
 
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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Amazon will stop emailing popular Washington Post articles to customers as of November 5, possibly to avoid accusations of partisanship
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Tow-Knight Center announces project to create a trust indicator for news outlets that aggregates the corpus of fact-checks, endorsements, public trust, and more
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How audience engagement editors, once called social media managers, are shifting to revenue-generating work and less toward just driving traffic
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Media Matters for America:
Study: The New York Times and Washington Post have run 115 total news stories on the migrant caravan in the last three weeks, front page 9 of last 10 days
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
UK-based Trusted Reviews apologizes for sharing Red Dead Redemption 2 info from a corporate document and donates £1M+ to charity, likely under legal threat
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
After The Intercept's inquiry, Facebook deletes “white genocide conspiracy theory” as a pre-defined ad targeting category with an estimated 168K users