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1:10 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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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
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic launches new vertical called Ideas, led by the magazine's former Politics Editor Yoni Appelbaum  —  A new destination for incisive and intelligent analysis, essays, and commentary  —  What does it mean for The Atlantic—a magazine that has always emphasized the importance of ideas …
 
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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
Discussion: @madhulikasikka
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
Sam Bradley / The Drum:
Interview with FremantleMedia VP Sam Glynne on repackaging for digital platforms, trialing Facebook Watch, new revenue channels, and globalizing content
Kate Lyons / The Guardian:
BBC's Rob Burley defends the selection of an all female panel for the first episode of lunchtime political discussion program Politics Live
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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
Discussion: Yeni Safak and The Independent
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