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6:20 PM ET, November 5, 2018

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook pulls Trump campaign's anti-immigration ad saying it violates advertising policy against “sensational content,” though the video can be posted  —  Washington DC (CNN)Facebook has stopped the Trump campaign from running its racist anti-immigration commercial as an ad on the site.
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New York Times:
NBC aired an anti-immigration ad, approved by Trump, which CNN had refused to broadcast because it was racist, before deciding to remove it  —  An ad created by President Trump's campaign committee tying together Democrats, a notorious murderer and a caravan of asylum-seeking migrants …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Fox News Joins NBC in Pulling Trump-Backed Anti-Migrant Ad  — CNN refused to run the commercial, saying it was racist  — NBC faced backlash, including outrage from Hollywood notables  —  Fox News joined NBC in pulling a controversial TV commercial about the migrant caravan …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC News pulls Trump's “migrant caravan” ad which aired during Sunday Night Football; NFL's media committee, chaired by Trump donor, could have vetoed the ad
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Oath CEO Guru Gowrappan says the company will be rebranded as the Verizon Media Group, starting in 2019  —  We roasted Verizon last year when it brought it merged its AOL and Yahoo purchases into a new group called Oath.  Today, the company's CEO Guru Gowrappan announced that Oath is no more …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Moscow court ordered opposition magazine The New Times to pay $338K under “foreign agents” law, which may cause it to shutter, with additional fine for EIC  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times.
Discussion: @willfitzgibbon and France 24
Jelani Cobb / Columbia Journalism Review:
79% of people working in the media industry are white, meaning the US press frequently misses big stories, like the rise of Trump  —  Five years ago, I came across an article in The New York Times about a spate of robberies in the Bronx.  It was the kind of story that has been a staple …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before InfoWars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on  —  Infowars is gone from Facebook after a high-profile showdown over the summer between Silicon Valley and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Discussion: @jason_a_w
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora reports Q3 revenue of $417.6M, a net loss of $15.5M, 6.8M paid subscribers, and subscription revenue up 49% YoY to $124.77M  —  Music streaming service Pandora still makes most of its money with ad-supported streaming, but its paid subscription business is growing quickly …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Study: abusive comments hurt the credibility of journalists and news organizations for other readers; no difference in abuse toward male and female reporters  —  Newsrooms: When you let your readers attack your reporters in the comments — U R SO BIAS YOU STUPID LIBTARD #FAKENEWS …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Longtime Sports Illustrated football writer Paul Zimmerman, known as Dr. Z, dies at 86  —  Paul Zimmerman, a pro football writer whose deep understanding of the game informed his work at Sports Illustrated and influenced the way other reporters covered the sport, died on Thursday in Noblesville, Ind. Also known as Dr. Z, he was 86.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
NYT shares some of the 4K pieces of misinformation from social media, text messaging apps, and email that its readers submitted to help focus its reporting  —  Readers submitted more than 4,000 examples of misinformation.  Here are the different types being spread this election season.
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Guardian has received donations from 1M+ readers since March 2016, with two-thirds coming from outside the UK
The New York Times Company:
NYMag columnist Cristian Farias joins NYT Editorial Board as interim member while Jesse Wegman is on book leave, Alex Kingsbury joins as senior editor
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Jamal Khashoggi's sons make emotional plea to Turkish and Saudi authorities to return his body, say they're relying on media for information about the case
 Earlier Picks: 
The Guardian:
Guardian US journalists respond to a Guardian editorial, say it advanced transphobic views, including gender assertions being used to eliminate trans rights
Wesleyan Media Project:
Study: negative ads for federal elections on broadcast TV and national cable channels have increased by 61% since the last midterms
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Profile of Jonathan Swan, who has risen on the tricky White House beat but faced recent accusations of being a “bootlicker”, as the “Axios on HBO” series debuts