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6:50 PM ET, August 20, 2018


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Jon Levine / The Wrap:
New York Times international news editor Sewell Chan is joining the Los Angeles Times as deputy managing editor  —  Longtime New York Times editor Sewell Chan will be joining the Los Angeles Times as a deputy managing editor, the paper announced on Monday.  He will report the the paper's …
NLGJA:   New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Carolyn Ryan named inaugural recipient of the NLGJA Leadership Award
Danielle Wiener-Bronner / CNNMoney:
Netflix recently started testing out promotions for TV episodes and films, which viewers can skip, but stressed it is not adding commercials to the service  —  How Netflix is everything to everyone  —  Netflix is setting the record straight: It's not adding commercials.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
While Boston Globe-led wave of editorials was mostly symbolic, more practical collaboration is needed from joint reporting to rebuffing attacks on 1st Amendment  —  Last Thursday, in a show of unity, hundreds of American newspapers published editorials celebrating the press as a pillar …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Facebook faces continuing calls for regulation of microtargeted ads in US and Europe after probes of Internet Research Agency and Cambridge Analytica data use  —  Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Charter Spectrum plans to launch a 24-hour local news channel for greater LA in November, specializing in “hyper-local” coverage of positive community issues  —  Local TV news has settled into a familiar routine: a pingpong of live shots with reporters standing near the scene of a crime …
Mehreen Khan / Financial Times:
Source: EU is drafting regulations to impose fines on social media platforms if they do not remove material flagged as terrorist content within an hour  —  Brussels plans to force companies including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to identify and delete online terrorist propaganda and extremist violence or face the threat of fines.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The surge in digital misinformation has created new businesses, research disciplines, and newsroom beats focused on studying and combating internet propaganda  —  A surge of nefarious activity online has created new businesses, research disciplines and newsroom beats focused on studying and combating internet propaganda.
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Jack Dorsey tries to explain why Twitter ignored rules violations by Infowars for so long, says company waited for others to report violations before acting  —  Two weeks ago, Apple, Facebook, YouTube and others kicked the harassing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site off their services.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS streaming service CBS All Access' limited ads tier is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels for $5.99 per month  —  The limited-commercials tier of CBS All Access, CBS's subscription VOD and live TV service, is now available on Amazon's Prime Video Channels.
Kashmir Hill / Jezebel:
While journalists generalize when writing about complex issues, NYT's omission of Mary Stone Ross from its deep dive on CA privacy law is odd given her key role  —  The New York Times Magazine recently published a lengthy cover story on “The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Media research firm Magid: 35% of Millennials share passwords for streaming services like Netflix, vs. 19% of Generation X subscribers and 13% of Baby Boomers  —  - An estimated 35 percent of millennials share passwords for streaming services.  That's compared with 19 percent of Generation X subscribers and 13 percent of Baby Boomers.
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