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9:45 AM ET, November 18, 2018

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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.”
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  —  The streamer's about-face announcement that it will give four contenders, including Alfonso Cuaron's ‘Roma,’ limited theatrical runs …
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CNN:
Judge orders White House to return Acosta's hard pass immediately citing violation of due process, thus granting CNN's request for a temporary restraining order  —  (CNN)Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN on Friday, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.
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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  —  A federal judge temporarily restored Jim Acosta's White House press credentials, but didn't rule on the CNN correspondent's First Amendment claims.
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 …
CBS News:
In interview, Sheryl Sandberg says “we absolutely did not pay anyone to create fake news” and says she didn't know Facebook had hired Definers  —  A day after a searing investigation into Facebook by The New York Times, the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, is defending herself and the social media giant.
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Nick Martin / Splinter:
With Tim Miller, suspended after NYT Facebook report, Crooked Media engaged in the familiar media exercise of featuring a Never Trumper in the name of “balance”
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
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
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Freelance journalist Sarah Baird launches Shoeleather, a directory of local reporters available for freelance work that currently lists 330 journalists  —  Amazon may have gone with the most predictable of picks for HQ2, but that doesn't give media organizations an out for hunkering down in the country's elite metropolises.
Jeneé Osterheldt / The Boston Globe:
Interview with Kristine Guillaume, the first black woman voted to serve as president of The Harvard Crimson since its inception 145 years ago  —  She was trying to focus on reading “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” Sunday night.  —  Rihanna's voice sang from the speakers, “All this work, no vacation.”
Charlotte Graham-McLay / New York Times:
Profile of Mike Dickison, New Zealand's first Wikipedian-at-Large, who wants to boost the country's representation on the site by pushing New Zealanders to edit  —  AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In the grand library of the Auckland War Memorial Museum on a Saturday morning in August …
Paul Linford / HoldtheFrontPage:
Johnston Press has been sold to JPIMedia, a new company formed by owners of Johnston's debt, which says all 200+ titles will continue to operate as normal  —  Regional publisher Johnston Press is tonight under new ownership after its bondholders agreed to wipe out £165m of the company's debts …
Discussion: The Guardian, BBC and The Guardian
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  —  Channing Dungey, the first black executive to run the entertainment division at a major network, is leaving ABC, the company announced Friday.
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  —  Pirate Studios, the music technology company that operates fully automated and self-service 24 hour music studios, has secured $20 million.
Discussion: Music Ally
Washington Post:
Court filings in an unrelated case and sources reveal prosecutors have charged Julian Assange under seal, but the nature of charges remains unclear  —  WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
AT&T is inviting DirecTV Now customers to a six-month trial of its streaming set-top box, which will run Android TV and support third-party services  —  Android everywhere  —  AT&T is inviting DirecTV Now users to sign up for a chance to test its upcoming streaming set-top box.
Discussion: Multichannel News
 
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