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8:25 AM ET, August 30, 2016


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Anthony Weiner loses his Daily News column, put on indefinite leave from NY1, in wake of new sexting scandal  —  Multiple news organizations have moved to sever or suspend their ties with Anthony Weiner on Monday after new reports that the former congressman was involved in another sexting scandal.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Facebook's Trending News section features fake story about Megyn Kelly being fired, is shared thousands of times before finally being removed  —  Facebook has taken a story off its “Trending News” section after it was discovered to be a fake piece about Megyn Kelly being fired from Fox News.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook says it's working to more accurately detect fake news after promoting an erroneous story about Megyn Kelly in its Trending section
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Fox News, with an average viewer age of about 70, is relying on a disappearing demographic, and it's unclear if younger audiences will replace them  —  October 7, 2016, will be the 20th birthday of the Fox News Channel, and at the moment, the network is experiencing the soap-operatic highs …
James Barron / New York Times:
Penguin Random House partners with NYC transit to launch Subway Reads, a temporary service providing subway passengers with free e-books for their commute  —  Rainier Velardo watched the basketball-player-tall man in the blue shirt who sat down next to him — the man had gotten on at the last subway stop …
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
As Google and Facebook dominate advertising, the digital media market is likely to shrink and consolidate; strategies up until now have all been untested bets  —  Not too long ago, a senior figure at BuzzFeed told me at a private lunch that although BuzzFeed was going strong, everybody else in digital media was screwed.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News seeks to move Andrea Tantaros case to arbitration; in legal papers, Fox says the former host “is not a victim; she is an opportunist”  —  Attorneys for Fox News Channel Monday sought to have a suit filed by a former correspondent, Andrea Tantaros, against the 21st Century …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
How Donald Trump might transform his campaign into an alt-right news network, with hosts including Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos  —  It's always wise to have a Plan B. And because Plan A — the Oval Office — is looking less and less likely, Donald Trump surely has something else in mind.
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Russia increases the flow of false news stories spread in EU and US on social media and outlets like Sputnik, sometimes spilling into traditional news media  —  STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO …
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Q&A with Time Inc. chief content officer Alan Murray on growing digital revenue, building audiences across platforms, and breaking down silos across brands  —  Alan Murray has been a journalist since he was a 9-year-old kid, publishing his neighborhood newspaper.
Giulia Segreti / Reuters:
During Italy visit, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists the social network is not a media company and will not become a content provider  —  Facebook Inc. will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform.
Discussion: Guardian, The Verge and Reuters
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reuters unveils a new election simulation tool that's powered by an Ipsos national tracking poll and draws from a sample size of 15K to 17K people  —  Campaign season is a quadrennial reminder that numbers often drive the most consequential stories.  Census surveys are sliced and diced into shareable charts.
Discussion: The Week
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Alex Koppelman / CNNMoney:
AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll defends the news wire's story about meetings Clinton took as secretary of state, says tweet was “sloppy”
Trevor Timm / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Questions for those cheering the demise of a media organization at the hands of a legal system
Nausicaa Renner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with The Coral Project's director Andrew Losowsky on Trust, Ask, and Talk, the open source tools it's developing for improving comment sections
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
As business challenges hit college newspapers, those owned by for-profit entities face bigger squeezes or a shutdown