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7:30 AM ET, September 4, 2018

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The New Yorker's David Remnick says he won't interview Steve Bannon at The New Yorker Festival: “I've changed my mind. There is a better way to do this”  —  Updated to note that Remnick, after hearing the backlash, has reconsidered his decision and proposes to interview Bannon in a non-festival setting.
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Erin Nyren / Variety:
Before The New Yorker reversed course, Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey, and others said they wouldn't attend The New Yorker Festival if Steve Bannon was included  —  UPDATED: The New Yorker Festival announced its lineup Monday and hours later dropped its headlining guest, former White House chief …
Sopan Deb / New York Times:
Steve Bannon calls David Remnick “gutless” for rescinding invitation to the New Yorker Festival; correspondence shows talk had been planned for two months  —  Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, will no longer appear as a headliner at this year's New Yorker Festival …
Axios:
Memo: Andy Lack defends NBC News' decision not to publish Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein, says Farrow's NBC draft lacked on-the-record sources  —  In an internal memo sent Monday, NBC News chairman Andy Lack defended the organization's decision not to publish Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein.
Wall Street Journal:
Source: Jack Dorsey weighed in on Twitter content decisions, overruling staff to keep Alex Jones and reinstate Richard Spencer's account; Twitter refutes story  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has personally weighed in on high-profile decisions, frustrating some employees
Reuters:
Myanmar judge finds Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of breaching the colonial-era law on state secrets, sentences them to seven years in prison  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced …
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Reuters:
Reuters EIC Stephen J. Adler says the company is weighing whether to “seek relief in an international forum” over reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's sentences
Chuck Todd / The Atlantic:
After a 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Roger Ailes, it's time for journalists to start fighting back by showcasing and defending their reporting  —  A nearly 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Fox News's Roger Ailes, has left many Americans distrustful of media outlets.
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
The human cost of Facebook's rise in the Philippines, where the truth no longer matters, propaganda is ubiquitous, lives are wrecked, and people die as a result  —  In August 2016, a handful of crude images began circulating widely throughout Facebook's Filipino community …
Tamara Keith / NPR:
Analysis: in August, Trump sent out 46 tweets containing the words “fake” or “phony,” far surpassing his previous record  —  President Trump was bombarded with negative news cycles last month, so he turned to Twitter, venting frustrations and dismissing …
Ryan Christopher Jones / New York Times:
Photojournalists covering the opioid crisis tend toward sensationalist images, perpetuate the “war on drugs” class warfare, and fail to maintain users' humanity  —  There are too many gratuitous photos of people jamming needles into their bodies and bloated corpses carried out of filthy homes.
New York Times:
Spyware maker NSO Group faces dual lawsuits claiming it sold surveillance tech to governments including Mexico and UAE who used it to spy on journalists, others  —  The rulers of the United Arab Emirates had been using Israeli spyware for more than a year, secretly turning the smartphones …
Poppy McPherson / Reuters:
A new book by Myanmar's army, meant to relate its narrative of the Rohingya crisis, misrepresents at least three archival images  —  (Reuters) - The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar's army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool.
Discussion: Yeni Safak and The Independent
The Detail:
Northern Ireland's police force raided and searched the newsroom of investigative news site The Detail, in connection with the arrest of its two reporters  —  EDITORIAL: Today it is business as usual at The Detail, Below The Radar and Fine Point Films.  As always, we will continue to leave …
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Dorothy Musariri / Press Gazette:   National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International express “worry” over arrest of two journalists in Northern Ireland, in connection with Alex Gibney film
 
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Lauren Johnson / Business Insider:
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Nick Kostov / Wall Street Journal:
Ad giant WPP taps company veteran Mark Read as new CEO and is expected to announce the news early this week, after Mr. Sorrell's resignation in April
Abraham Riesman / Vulture:
Inside Comicsgate, a loose coalition of Twitter users and YouTubers who deride female and minority characters, creators, and fans
Discussion: @abrahamjoseph