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1:40 PM ET, November 27, 2018


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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Condé Nast's Chief Executive Bob Sauerberg is stepping down, with the company to combine its US and international operations under a new global CEO  —  Publisher says Condé Nast and Condé Nast International will combine  —  Condé Nast said Chief Executive Bob Sauerberg …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Fox & Friends allowed then EPA chief Pruitt to choose which topics he would discuss on the show, sent questions in advance, and even gave approval over script  —  The president's favorite cable-news show shared its interview scripts and its oh-so-hard-hitting questions in advance with an embattled Trump official.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Economist CEO Chris Stibbs has stepped down following the departures of CTO Michael Brincat, CFO Toby Burton, and The Economist Group president, Paul Rossi  —  The Economist CEO Chris Stibbs has stepped down from his post after five and a half years and 13 years at the publisher.
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Drum
The Guardian:
Sources: Paul Manafort had multiple meetings with WikiLeaks, including one meeting in 2016, just months before WikiLeaks released DNC dossier  —  Trump ally met WikiLeaks founder months before emails hacked by Russia were published  —  Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks …
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk:
Current and former employees of news orgs sponsored by the blockchain startup Civil say they haven't received the compensation they were promised when hired  —  Civil was supposed to create a more transparent and democratic model for journalism.  But so far, journalists working on its platform …
Press Gazette:
MP leading UK ‘fake news’ inquiry seizes internal Facebook documents using parliamentary legal powers
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
A look at Fox Nation, Fox News' streaming service, as it launches with a range of programming from cooking shows to a weekly broadcast with Diamond & Silk  —  If you have ever wondered about the culinary skills of a “Fox & Friends” co-host, wonder no longer.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Technology columnist and writer Farhad Manjoo is joining the New York Times Opinion team, moving away from the paper's Business section  —  Farhad Manjoo has been named a New York Times opinion columnist.  —  Here is an announcement from editorial page editor James Bennet, deputy editor Jim Dao and deputy editor Katie Kingsbury.
John Carucci / Associated Press:
A new documentary deconstructing the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, will be released on December 7  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes might not always have been a household name during his time at Fox News, but many media commentators believe he changed the TV landscape forever.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Conservative columnist Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, has deactivated his Twitter account after Twitter banned conservative radio show host Jesse Kelly  —  Wake me up when this sad little uprising is over.  —  If you checked the conservative end of your Twitter feed when you signed this morning, you probably found it a tad lighter.
Mia Galuppo / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon Studios has signed a first-look deal with Viola Davis' production company, JuVee Productions, as streaming services continue to lock down big names  —  Under the deal, Davis and Julius Tennon will make features for the streaming service.  —  JuVee Productions, the shingle headed …
Discussion: @thr
Manhattan DA's office has decided not to charge Harvey Weinstein with financial crimes, will no longer pursue whether he used company assets to pay settlements  —  As Harvey Weinstein's legal woes continue, the Manhattan district attorney's office decided to not charge the disgraced producer …
Discussion: @sayssimonson, Vanity Fair and Variety
Gene Maddaus / Variety:   Harvey Weinstein's lawyer plans to file a motion attacking credibility of witnesses, following discovery of emails between Weinstein and his accusers
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