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8:00 AM ET, November 19, 2018

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Facebook has announced it's donating £4.5M to fund 80 local newspaper jobs across the UK over the next two years, subsidising the cost of trainee reporters  —  Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists scheme  —  Facebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs …
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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Definers Public Affairs pitched a story last summer suggesting Apple News editors were biased against the GOP, based on campaign donations of Apple News staff  —  New York (CNN)The conservative public affairs firm that worked for Facebook, and spread opposition research about the social media …
Tim Miller:
Tim Miller, who has worked with Definers Public Affairs and Crooked Media, defends his work, including the effort to link Soros to anti-Facebook groups
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Profile of a “satire” site that promotes absurd pro-right posts on Facebook, and one of its readers, who shares its posts without seeing the satire  —  NORTH WATERBORO, Maine — The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC:
Facebook only has four full-time fact-checkers for its 24M users in Nigeria, none of which speak Hausa; police work with community leader to debunk stories  —  Nigerian police say false information on Facebook is killing people  —  Nigerian police say false information and incendiary images …
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
How podcasts, whose audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion, became a seductive mode of storytelling that can sometimes be manipulative  —  In our frenetic age, audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion.  But this intimacy can become manipulative.
Discussion: @qjurecic
Kevin Alexander / Thrillist:
The fate of Stanich's, a restaurant that closed after being rated #1 by Thrillist, prompts introspection regarding food critics' responsibilities and audiences  —  n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich's in Portland, Oregon.  Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949.”
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
YouTube quietly began showing ad-supported free feature-length movies in October, giving users access to around 100 titles including “The Terminator”  —  Last month YouTube quietly began showing ad-supported movies for the first time, giving viewers access to Hollywood titles including …
Discussion: Gizmodo and IndieWire
Richard Fletcher / Reuters Institute Digital …:
Report: Turkey had highest number of people, 49%, who were exposed to completely made up news in a given week, while US had 31%, and Germany had the least at 9%  —  The global debate over so-called ‘fake news’ has changed a lot in the last year.  What began as concern over the narrow problem …
Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
BuzzFeed reporter Blake Montgomery was arrested in Seattle while attempting to contact a story's subject in person, faces criminal trespass charges  —  On November 5, the same day The Stranger published its “Death of a Kinkster” investigation, Dylan Hafertepen appeared in King County District …
Discussion: @byrosenberg and @mattzeitlin
Daniel Dale / Washington Post:
Fact-checking Trump, who tells the same lies, is easy: he invents unnamed people, claims records he hasn't broken, and inflates numbers  —  Daniel Dale is the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star.  —  I've made it my mission to fact-check every word Donald Trump utters as president.
 
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Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix doesn't make movies intending to release them in theaters, only doing so to vie for the Oscars, blurring the difference between Oscars and Emmys
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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Pirate Studios raises $20M for its self-service music studios that allow recording and live streaming while its cloud software handles mixing and mastering
John Koblin / New York Times:
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, the first black executive to run the entertainment division at a major network, to leave the company
Scott Nover / The Atlantic:
Press freedom advocates express cautious relief, for now, after the return of Jim Acosta's press press, and praise unity of most media outlets supporting access
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
The Obama DOJ didn't prosecute Julian Assange because it would have been a threat to press freedom, a reason as valid now, post-DNC leak, as it was then