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12:50 PM ET, September 4, 2018

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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.
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Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Trump Threatens NBC's License Over ‘Highly Unethical Conduct’ on Spiked Harvey Weinstein Story  —  President Donald Trump directed his ire once again at NBC News, this time calling them out for their handling of Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein reporting, and threatening their broadcast license.
Discussion: @realdonaldtrump, Variety and The Hill
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Speaking on her morning show, Megyn Kelly says Rose McGowan had agreed to go on-record for Weinstein story, but NBC still refused to air it  —  Rose McGowan gave an on-the-record admission to Ronan Farrow at NBC News that Harvey Weinstein raped her, and NBC News sat on the scoop for months.
Discussion: @penenberg
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 …
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 …
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The Outline has laid off all of its remaining six staff writers, with seemingly only editors left on the site's full-time editorial staff  —  The Outline, the Joshua Topolsky-founded culture website, laid off the last of its staff writers today.  On Twitter, one staff writer, Paris Martineau, announced the shakeup.
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 …
Discussion: @npr
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO is broadcasting its first ever non-English drama, an Italian adaption of an Elena Ferrante novel, this November  —  The network's first-ever non-English series, produced with Italy's RAI network, is the adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel following the friendship of two girls growing up in 1950s Naples.
Discussion: @hadas_gold
WashPostPR / Washington Post:
Madhulika Sikka, former exec editor at NPR News, is joining the Washington Post as executive producer, in charge of new daily podcast launching in late 2018  —  Announcement from Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz and Director of Audio Jessica Stahl:  —  We are delighted to announce …
Discussion: @madhulikasikka
 
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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