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10:20 PM ET, September 12, 2017


 Top News: 
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
4K HDR movies on iTunes to cost same as HD cost previously; past HD purchases to get free upgrade to 4K; 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime coming  —  Apple is now selling and renting digital 4K movies via iTunes, in addition to its HD and SD resolution versions.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Eddy Cue says Apple TV app adding Sports tab, will expand to Canada and Australia this month, and to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and UK by year's end  —  Alongside the introduction of the new 4K and HDR ready Apple TV, the company today also announced that it's bringing its “TV” …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video and Dolby Vision, powered by A10X Fusion chip, and introduces 4K iTunes content  —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Hearst announces new editor-in-chief of Elle, Nina Garcia, who was Marie Claire's creative director since 2012, replacing longtime editor-in-chief Robbie Myers  —  She will replace Robbie Myers, whose exit was announced on Monday.  —  Nina Garcia will be the new editor in chief of Elle, Hearst said Tuesday.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Experts debate fallout if US government narrows the media carve-out under Foreign Agents Registration Act, after reports of targeting of Sputnik and RT America  —  There's little doubt that Kremlin-bankrolled media outlets RT America and Sputnik played an insidious role in last year's presidential campaign …
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid faces six-month investigation after the UK's Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced she's referring it to the competition watchdog  —  Culture secretary says she is minded to refer £11.7bn deal to regulator over media plurality and broadcasting standards
Stewart Clarke / Variety:   21st Century Fox backs legal challenge to CBS' bid for Australia's Ten Network; opponents say alternative bid from Murdoch, and another company not considered
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Time Warner Inc's Bleacher Report says Facebook is paying it millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, called “No Script”  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc FB.N is paying Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show …
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Spike TV reorganizes ahead of rebranding as Paramount Network; about 20 layoffs also affect TV Land and CMT amid restructuring  —  Viacom's Spike TV is experiencing a shake-up ahead of its January relaunch as Paramount Network.  The reorganization will see programming head Tom Zappala depart …
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Yale study: a “disputed” tag has only a tiny impact on perception of headlines on Facebook as being true or false; Facebook questions methodology  —  A Yale survey of 7,500 people shows little benefit, and possible detriments, to fact-check programs.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Hope Hicks named permanent White House communications director  —  Washington (CNN)Hope Hicks, who was named interim White House communications director in August, will now hold the job on a permanent basis, a White House spokesperson told CNN Tuesday.  —  Hicks, a longtime aide …
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Emily Feng / Financial Times:
Chinese news aggregator Toutiao to block Sina Weibo services from its platform after months of disagreements on content ownership
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Hulk Hogan will discuss the Gawker case and its impact on his life for the first time in an interview with TMZ's Harvey Levin on Levin's Fox News show
Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
The Hill is expanding into original programming, with plans to launch comedy, morning news, and nightly opinion shows
John Williams / New York Times:
Interview with Ian Buruma, new editor of The New York Review of Books, on maintaining quality, adding fresh eyes about ideology, and finding younger writers
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey: nearly half of US adults have high distrust of information sources, especially news organizations, and low interest in improving digital literacy
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Tony Biasotti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the San Francisco Chronicle became profitable again and gained respect: better economy, lean-years cutbacks, experiments, a commitment to watchdog reporting
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amid unanswered questions on reach, content of Russian ads, Zuckerberg should testify before Congress on how Facebook can be used to influence political process