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8:35 PM ET, November 24, 2018

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New York Times:
How Origo, Hungary's site famous for corruption investigations, turned pro-government as German-owned Magyar Telekom was pressured to sell it to Orban's allies  —  BUDAPEST — Hungary's leading news website, Origo, had a juicy scoop: A top aide to the far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban …
@crookedmedia:
Crooked Media says that Tim Miller, who has worked with the Facebook-contracted PR firm Definers Public Affairs, will no longer be a contributor  —  Hey everybody, We wanted to give you an update on Tim Miller. We invited Tim to contribute to Crooked because he took a public stand against Trump when most of his party capitulated. That took courage, and unlike many Republicans who declared themselves to be Never Trumpers during the campaign, he's still one today.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
White House communications chief Bill Shine received $8.4M severance from Fox News in May 2017 and will get $3.5M in bonuses both this year and next  —  The White House communications chief got an $8.4 million package and will receive $3.5 million from 21st Century Fox this year and next.
Jesse Knight / Nieman Lab:
Ex-Vice CTO argues that publishers should work together to create a single CMS platform to cut costs and better compete with Facebook as a single media union  —  Media companies are each independently trying to solve the same technical problems, rather than focusing on competing with Facebook.
Mure Dickie / Financial Times:
A look at decline of The Scotsman, whose circulation is down to 17K from 100K in 2000 and value is down to £4.3M from £160M when Johnston Press bought it in '05  —  The Scotsman is literally a Scottish landmark: the baroque building constructed as the newspaper's headquarters in 1905 towers …
Darren Rovell / ESPN:
Bleacher Report Live technical issues led Turner to give away stream of golf game between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for free; some carriers charged $20  —  Those who weren't planning to pay $19.99 for “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday got a break …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
CBC pulled an interview after its reporter criticized CBC relationship with Facebook; reporter says Facebook routinely complains to CBC after on-air criticism  —  Jesse Hirsh the CBC Toronto's longstanding and deservedly respected tech columnist, a fixture for many words …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg won't appear before the UK-led grand committee of eight countries on Tuesday, sending the VP of public policy to testify instead  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declined to testify at a rare joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries …
Jesse Jarnow / Wired:
How live-music tapers, music archivists, and media technologists are thriving as an alternative ecosystem today as attitudes, economies, and technologies evolve  —  MOST TIMES, ERIC Pier-Hocking will get to the venue before you do.  It's not because he wants to be in the front row …
Soma Biswas / Wall Street Journal:
US-based Spanish language TV and radio broadcaster LBI Media files for bankruptcy, blaming competition from digital media and heavy debt  —  Senior lender HPS Investment will take control of broadcaster under debt-restructuring deal  —  LBI Media Inc., the nation's largest private minority …
 
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
WhatsApp has hired Abhijit Bose as head of operations, starting in early 2019, responsible for monetizing the platform and all efforts to fight misinformation
Eric Johnson / Recode:
Interview with Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, on tech pressure on free speech and privatization of the public square
Max Willens / Digiday:
What publications are doing for Black Friday: CNN and BuzzFeed increase product integration, Ziff Davis uses its BlackFriday.com site to hit top of search
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Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Congress should press for an independent, thorough inquiry into Khashoggi's death, impose penalties on his murderers, and suspend US weapons sales to Saudis
Toronto Star:
Canada to give tax breaks for journalism: a 15% tax credit for subscribers, classifying donations to some nonprofits as charity, and tax credit for labor costs