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9:00 AM ET, November 7, 2018

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News said it does not condone Sean Hannity's appearance onstage at a Trump rally on Monday night and called it an “unfortunate distraction”  —  Fox News Channel said it did not condone host Sean Hannity's appearance Monday night during President Donald Trump's campaign rally …
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Source: the possible sale of Endemol Shine is off, as 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management suspend the process; Disney will get Fox's 50% stake  —  UPDATED: The sale of Endemol Shine is off, Variety has learned.  Senior staff members at the production and distribution giant were told …
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Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox's reports Q3 revenues of $7.18B, up 2% YoY, missing analyst estimates, and earnings of $1.29B, up 54% YoY  —  Earnings at 21st Century Fox were in line with expectations on Wednesday, even as the media conglomerate's revenues for its most recent financial quarter fell short of projections.
Deadline:   EU antitrust regulators approve Disney's $71.3B offer for 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, as long as it sells certain TV channels in Europe
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving …
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King barred his local paper, The Des Moines Register, from his election night event in Sioux City, with his son calling it a “leftist propaganda outlet”  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter
Axios:
Sources: AT&T intends to notify 12+ customers their service is being terminated over piracy allegations, the first time it has taken such action  —  AT&T will alert a little more than a dozen customers within the next week or so that their service will be terminated due to copyright infringement …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A look at several successful journalism Kickstarter campaigns as seven of the ten most funded journalism projects on the site took place in the last year  —  The first time the National Observer tried to raise money on Kickstarter, they couldn't get the framing quite right.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
UK trade body AOP and The Media Trust plan to launch a free tool that will let publishers see what cookies are dropped on their sites and by which vendors  —  More publishers want to crack down on rogue cookies on their sites.  —  For publishers, monitoring which cookies are dropped …
Jim Wyss / miamiherald:
Profile of Venezuelan news site Armando.info, whose investigation forced four of its reporters into exile, ahead of its Knight International Journalism Award  —  Last year, a Venezuelan news website called Armando.info released an explosive series of stories about a Colombian businessman named Alex Saab …
Jonathan Albright:
Right Wing News, one of hundreds of “inauthentic” Facebook Pages removed in October, consistently outperformed Pages like Breitbart and Fox News from 2013-2016  —  Part III: Granular Enforcement  —  The third part of my midterm election-time study looks at granular enforcement …
 
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Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts visited Sky's London HQ, with CFO Mike Cavanagh and Steve Burke, and promised staff he was not looking to make major cuts
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Lloyd Embley, EIC of UK newspaper group Reach, says BBC News online is an “all-consuming monster” making life harder for commercial news brands
Politico:
Preparing to cover the midterm election results, journalists and editors say they have learned from 2016's mistakes
Mike Baker / The Seattle Times:
Gab is back online after being banned by GoDaddy, PayPal, and others, and its domain has now migrated to Epik, a registrar based in the Seattle area
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” ahead of the US midterm elections