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5:10 AM ET, December 7, 2018

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New York Times:
A draft report for CBS board says separation between 60 Minutes and CBS News permitted misconduct by some employees and that Jeff Fager's firing was justified  —  For decades, “60 Minutes” has reigned at the top of television news, bringing in hundreds of journalistic awards …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Bloomberg reporters express concern after Michael Bloomberg said his company might not cover politics if he ran for president  —  Reporters at Bloomberg News are on edge after their boss announced that if he chooses to run for president in 2020 — a decision he will have to finalize relatively soon …
Nicole Chavez / CNN:
NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN's NYC offices in the Time Warner Center, which were evacuated after a phoned bomb threat  —  (CNN)CNN's New York offices and studios have been evacuated due to a phoned bomb threat, the company said.  —  Several fire alarm bells rang inside CNN's …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Google launches a personalized audio news feed on Google Assistant using Google News in the US and releases specs for publishers for single-topic audio stories  —  People like smart speakers, but there are a lot of things they don't like about news on smart speakers.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Weekly Standard is dying so its patron, Philip Anschutz, can strengthen his other conservative political publication, the Washington Examiner  —  Its Never-Trump crusade violated the first commandment of political magazines: Keep your rich owner happy.  —  Political magazines depend …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Studio71, known for its YouTube management and video production, plans to launch 10 podcasts next year in the UK in a growing effort to diversify its slate  —  In the U.K. digital studio network, Studio71 is building up its podcast slate, using audio as a springboard for growing franchises from the network's YouTube talent.
BuzzFeed News:
An imposter Facebook account spread early misinformation about the Honduran migrant caravan; Facebook has deactivated it, declines to give account details  —  Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network launches a three episode podcast, (Mis)informed, about fact-checking and fake news  —  Who is fact-checking for?  How can reporters avoid amplifying bogus claims?  And is fact-checking even the best way to fight online fakery?
Lux Alptraum / The Verge:
Tumblr's initial embrace of pornography helped it grow users, but it has since been phased out following Yahoo acquisition  —  When censoring sex becomes preferable to acknowledging its existence  —  About a decade ago, I met up with Tumblr founder David Karp at a SoHo coffee shop.
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Chris Smith / Forbes:
The Players' Tribune acquires Unscriptd, whose mobile app lets athletes create, edit, and publish short-form videos, and which'll be rebranded The Players' Post
Alex Stedman / Variety:
No female directors were nominated for the 2019 Golden Globes, which have only nominated five women in the category since they began in 1944
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MoviePass is introducing three new plans offering three movies/month, but with restrictions, in Jan, as subscribers decline and cash flow remains problematic