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6:55 PM ET, November 18, 2018

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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 …
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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
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
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”
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.”
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
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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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.”
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 …
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 …
 
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ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, the first black executive to run the entertainment division at a major network, to leave the company
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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