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8:15 PM ET, November 27, 2018

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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 …
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Voice of America:
Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks both deny that Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; Manafort threatens legal action against The Guardian  —  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying a Guardian newspaper report that he met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange three times …
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 let former EPA chief Scott Pruitt choose topics he would discuss on the show, sent questions in advance, and gave his team 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.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
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Press Gazette:
MP leading UK ‘fake news’ inquiry seizes internal Facebook documents using parliamentary legal powers
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: YouTube is expected to scale back scripted shows in 2020; multiple sources say it will focus on YouTube's ad-supported business, with all originals free  —  YouTube has concluded that its investments in original programming are better placed on the free, ad-supported side — not behind a paywall.
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
Kara Swisher / Recode:
The Emerson Collective, the social impact firm run by Laurene Powell Jobs, buys Pop-Up Magazine Productions, which also publishes California Sunday Magazine  —  The social impact firm makes another media acquisition, this time of the publisher of California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine events.
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  —  Harvey Weinstein's attorney is preparing a preemptive strike, looking to undermine the accounts of additional accusers before they are brought into his sexual assault case.
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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
Discussion: @sayssimonson and Vanity Fair
 
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
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John Carucci / Associated Press:
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