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Here’s the top media industry stories we’re following this week:

Face Time: Facebook will be releasing a “Like” button alternative, no work yet on if it will be “Dislike” (TIME); Signal has launched on Facebook to help journalists cut through the fuzz (Poynter); Facebook nabs Pulitzer Prize winning WaPo editor Anne Kornblut to direct strategic communications (CNN Money); The Kardashian and Jenner sisters are the faces of 5 new apps an websites launched this week (Vanity Fair).

TV Time: New Yorker fact checker Talia Lavin not only made it on to Jeopardy, but like Norm MacDonald’sBurt Reynolds‘ before her, tricked Alex Trebek into saying ‘Turd Ferguson‘ (The Daily Beast); ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger on board while Donald Trump pursues office (NBC News); Fellow media enthusiast Dylan Byers makes his first appearance on CNN (Fishbowl DC).

Around the World: Refinery29 has officially announced global roll out  starting with The U.K. in mid-November (Business Wire); The New York Post is coming for Chicago with ‘punny’ promotional copies ahead of a full launch (Chicago Magazine); A look at zombie coverage in China reveals that online rumors are met with penalties (NYT).

In Focus: Mary Lou Guizzo, a freelance crossword puzzle creator is profiled (Dayton Daily News); Actor and scholar James Franco now has a movie column (Indiewire), The New York Times celebrates 164 years of printed news! Observer looks at the very first issue (Observer); Nieman Lab investigates disabling commenting on news sites (Nieman Lab).

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