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9:20 PM ET, September 27, 2017


 Top News: 
Richard Allan / Facebook:
Tony Romm / Recode:
In tweets, President Trump accuses Facebook of always being “anti-Trump” and questions whether it colluded with newspapers and TV networks  —  The attack comes as Trump takes aim again at reporters  —  President Donald Trump charged on Wednesday that Facebook was “always” …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Trump and some liberals say Facebook helped their opponents, but Facebook's role was different: enabling discussions, voter registration, and candidate outreach  —  I want to respond to President Trump's tweet this morning claiming Facebook has always been against him.
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
AT&T's DirecTV is giving refunds to customers who want to cancel their subscriptions to NFL's Sunday Ticket because of national anthem protests  —  Subscribers to AT&T Inc.'s DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket who want to cancel the service because of football players' national anthem protests can get refunds …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Three public radio execs, including NPR's Creative Director Liz Danzico, are studying how driverless cars will change public media  —  “The connection between cars and public media is so strong.  What happens when that connection is shaken a little bit?"  —  Picture this: Your car is driving you to work.
Discussion: @niemanlab and Fortune
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Roku sets IPO price at $14/share, valuing firm at $1.3B, begins trading Thursday on NASDAQ  —  Roku set its IPO price at $14 per share, according to Dow Jones, which would give the video streaming device maker a $1.3 billion stock market value when it debuts on Thursday.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK left-wing news site The Canary wrongly claimed that BBC political reporter Laura Kuenssberg was speaking at Conservative party conference  —  UPDATE (5.25pm 27/09/17): The Canary has updated its article to include a claim that the BBC did not respond to a request for comment before the article was published.
Discussion: The Canary and New Statesman
Peter Walker / The Guardian:
The BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, has been given a bodyguard while covering the Labour party conference after receiving abuse online
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Financial Times warns advertisers after uncovering fraudulent ad inventory masquerading as, to the value of $15.6M a year  —  The Financial Times has investigated the scale of domain spoofing occurring against its site, and has been shocked by the results.
Discussion: Business Insider and @petersontee
Greg Evans / Deadline:
HBO documentary about legendary WaPo editor Ben Bradlee will debut December 4  —  HBO will debut John Maggio's doc The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee on Monday, December 4.  The film about the legendary Washington Post editor, told primarily in his own words …
Discussion: Washington Post
Yahoo! Finance:
Sources: private trades in Spotify ahead of public offering value company at ~$16B, or about 4X its 2016 sales  —  LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year.
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
BuzzFeed seeks to compel testimony from James Comey or James Clapper in defamation lawsuit stemming from publication of Trump-Russia dossier  —  In a defamation suit, BuzzFeed is trying to compel testimony from James Comey or James Clapper to establish the document's centrality to the Russia investigation.
Jemele Hill / The Undefeated:
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill discusses her tweets about Trump, the pressure she's come under since, ESPN facing backlash, meeting with John Skipper, and more  —  A lesson from her grandmother: Be better.  No matter what.  —  I don't remember exactly how old I was, but let's just say I was 11.
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Paul Horner, who published some of the most popular fake news stories of the 2016 election cycle, has died aged 38 in a suspected accidental overdose  —  Paul Horner published some of the most popular fake news stories of the 2016 presidential election.  Horner even said that he believes …
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Caroline Scott /
The European Journalism Centre grants seven publishers £700K to foster new approaches to covering global development
Discussion: Project News
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Rolling Stone doc: 2017 revenue projected at $46.3M; pitch to potential buyers suggests conversion to monthly, cutting editorial budget by 30%, pivot to video
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
On Tuesday night, Bill O'Reilly appeared on Sean Hannity's show to promote his new book, marking his return to the network since his ouster in April
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Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Chinese censors pull much anticipated film with no explanation at the last minute, local media coverage scrubbed from internet, outraging the industry
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Amazon says YouTube is no longer available on Echo Show; Google cites implementation violates TOS, Amazon says there is no technical reason for the decision
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Internal memo from publisher Fred Ryan says Washington Post crossed 1 million digital subscribers earlier this year
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Late night comedians Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel focus more on politics than hosts did in the past and take sides on issues
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Twitter says it's expanding tweet limit to 280 characters from 140 as part of test for some users