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11:35 AM ET, September 4, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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.
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Trump Threatens NBC's License Over ‘Highly Unethical Conduct’ on Spiked Harvey Weinstein Story  —  Questions about network's handling of Ronan Farrow's reporting have resurfaced in recent days  —  President Donald Trump directed his ire once again at NBC News, this time calling …
Discussion: HuffPost and New York Post
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
Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Weinstein accuser Emily Nestor said she was willing to go on-record and reshoot interview on-camera, contradicting claims by NBC Chief Lack  —  Contradicting a memo from NBC News chief Andy Lack, Nestor claims that she was willing to go on-the-record and re-shoot her on-camera interview but that the network was “not interested.”
Discussion: @kimmasters
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 …
Ben Mullin / @benmullin:
The Outline laid off six staff writers this morning; Joshua Topolsky says cuts were critical to “building something sustainable”  —  Scoop: @outline laid off six staffers this morning. Founder @joshuatopolsky tells me he made cuts with an eye toward getting to profitability. “This news is not fun. It sucks to cut good people. But it is incredibly important to build something sustainable.”
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
Sam Bradley / The Drum:
Interview with FremantleMedia VP Sam Glynne on repackaging for digital platforms, trialing Facebook Watch, new revenue channels, and globalizing content  —  As one of its biggest properties - The X-Factor - returns to British TV screens, FremantleMedia's branded entertainment team will be focused …
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 …
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
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Emilio Gutiérrez Soto / Columbia Journalism Review:
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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
Tamara Keith / NPR:
Analysis: in August, Trump sent out 46 tweets containing the words “fake” or “phony,” far surpassing his previous record
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
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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