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12:35 PM ET, October 19, 2016


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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
A.G. Sulzberger, son of NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., appointed deputy publisher at unanimous recommendation of seven-member committee  —  The New York Times brought a new generation of the Sulzberger family into its top ranks on Wednesday, naming Arthur Gregg Sulzberger the deputy publisher.
Edmund Lee / Recode:
A.G. Sulzberger: the principal author of NYT's Innovation Report and a well-liked newsroom heavyweight who will eventually succeed his Father as NYT Publisher  —  But A.G. Sulzberger will find that running the company requires the help of the two cousins he beat for the job.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Snapchat to stop sharing ad revenue with media partners within weeks, will change to up-front flat licensing fee as it prepares for 2017 IPO  —  Evan Spiegel has a new deal for “Discover” publishers: We pay you up front, and we keep all the ad money. … Snapchat says it's done sharing with media companies.
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Journalists face rise in anti-Semitic tweets, fueled by Trump supporters, Anti-Defamation League says  —  At least 2.6 million anti-Semitic tweets have been directed at more than 800 journalists since the 2016 presidential campaign began, often because those journalists voiced critical opinions …
Ad Age:
Sources: Pinterest building a channel for publishers and brands to create multimedia posts, will test ad revenue potential with integrated video ad units  —  By Garett Sloane, George Slefo.  —  Pinterest is building a new media channel for publishers and brands to create videos and multimedia posts …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Washington Post will use an automation tool, Heliograf, to generate election coverage, with reporters adding color, analysis, alongside bot-written stories  —  On Election Day, journalists at The Washington Post will get an assist from their non-human counterparts.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and @poynter
Fears grow that the AP and other news orgs could face a cyber attack on or near election day, with debate moderators being briefed on cyber security by the FBI  —  A hack on the AP and its results tally could have chaos-inducing consequences.  —  Despite spending hundreds of millions …
Discussion: Fast Company
Brendan James / Guardian:
Staff at Jacobin magazine unanimously vote to unionize, join NewsGuild of New York  —  True to form, the seven full-time staffers unanimously voted to band together ‘to instituitonalize the socialist principles’ guiding the growing publication  —  Uniting theory with practice …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
The newspaper industry's mistake wasn't moving to a digital first strategy, but rather spending decades reluctantly moving toward digital adoption  —  I hesitate to give more attention to a study and Politico Magazine column that comforted newspaper nostalgists, but I must: Both are BS.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Energy returns to Fox News after Ailes scandal as Chris Wallace prepares to moderate presidential debate  —  LAS VEGAS — A flashy broadcast studio is making its debut at Fox News on Election Night, with LED floors and a sweeping view of Manhattan through bulletproof glass.
David Bond / Financial Times:
After cutting its print edition, The Independent becomes profitable for first time in 23 years, with digital ad rev up 45% YoY, 2016 revenue of £20M expected  —  The Independent has become profitable for the first time in 20 years, according to its owner Evgeny Lebedev …
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