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10:55 AM ET, September 27, 2016


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NPR annotates full transcript of first presidential debate with fact-checks, analysis, and context  —  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head to head Monday night in the first presidential debate.  —  NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Lester Holt's reticence as moderator during presidential debate gets mixed reviews  —  Call him the minimalist moderator.  —  Facing “knees buckling” scrutiny — his words — ahead of Monday evening's presidential debate, Lester Holt of NBC, with the nation's eyes (and the internet's critics) upon him, opted to lie low.
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Monmouth University poll: 60% of Americans want moderators to fact-check the debate; 31% say moderators should leave fact-checking to the candidates  —  Nearly everyone has weighed in on whether moderators should fact-check the presidential debates: the media, the campaigns, the boss of the organizing commission.
Sources: Disney considering a bid for Twitter; Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Comcast, AT&T are all uninterested in buying the site  —  The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Antonio José Vielma / CNBC:
Sources: Twitter sale could happen in the next 30 to 45 days  —  Twitter, which is said to be entertaining buyout bids, may also have Microsoft as a potential suitor, a source told CNBC on Monday.  —  CNBC's David Faber reported on “Closing Bell” that the social media giant is moving closer …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored  —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
FCC's plan to open the cable set-top box market may hinge on Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democratic commissioner who believes the plan gives the FCC outsize power  —  WASHINGTON — When the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan this year that would free people from having to rent cable set-top boxes …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
80% of France's top 40 publishers, such as Le Monde and Le Figaro, have taken measures to combat ad-blocking, including partially obscuring content  —  In France, publishers are taking to the barricades to fight ad blocking.  —  After what publishers believe to be a successful trial …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Omani court orders permanent closure of Azamn, a privately owned newspaper that had reported on corruption in the judiciary, and jails three of its journalists  —  A court in Oman on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a newspaper which had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Bloomberg Pursuits hires Troy Patterson, formerly a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, as its new style editor  —  Earlier this year, Troy Patterson wrote about “The Politics of the Hoodie” for The New York Times Magazine.  And in 2015, in the pages of Slate …
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