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3:40 AM ET, September 14, 2018


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Abusive media moguls shaped a misogynistic culture with damage far beyond specific cases of sexual harassment  —  Two moments on Wednesday.  Both startling, both telling.  —  Jericka Duncan, live on the CBS Evening News, looked unflinchingly into the camera as she explained how the story …
CBS News:
Jeff Fager warned CBS correspondent Jericka Duncan in a text about reporting on claims against him: “There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me”
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Memo: 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager is leaving CBS amid allegations of inappropriate conduct; CBS News president says Fager violated company policy
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
A dispute between ThinkProgress and The Weekly Standard Fact Check shows weaknesses in Facebook guidelines for fact checking and dangers of partisan biases  —  Despite its global user base, Facebook's actions against misinformation keep being informed by and analyzed with a narrowly American viewpoint.
Antonia Woodford / Facebook:
Facebook expands fact-checking efforts to photos and videos, targeting those that are manipulated, out of context, or presented with false audio or text  —  We know that people want to see accurate information on Facebook, so for the last two years, we've made fighting misinformation a priority.
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
Panoply won't produce new podcasts and is laying off its editorial staff, though some existing shows will move to Slate, as it focuses on ad tech and hosting
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why The Outline, which announced it had raised $5M in May and appeared healthy, suddenly laid off writers this month after aggressive early expansion  —  Photo via Adobe Stock.  —  It began, as so many similar stories do, with a series of tweets.  On September 4th, a writer at The Outline …
Wall Street Journal:
In interview, AT&T's Randall Stephenson says he wants to shift resources to HBO and that consumer data should help inform content decisions  —  Randall Stephenson wants to use customer data to help WarnerMedia pick projects, challenge internet giants  —  AT&T Inc.'s T 2.30% boss …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Sources: Jim Nelson, EIC of GQ, is leaving the Condé Nast magazine he has led since 2003 and will be replaced by Will Welch, EIC of GQ Style  —  Jim Nelson, the editor-in-chief of GQ, is leaving the magazine he helmed since 2003, The Post has learned.
Rob Wijnberg / The Correspondent:
Co-founder and editor in chief of De Correspondent Rob Wijnberg on the problems surrounding “real news”, as his team prepares to expand to the US  —  Forget fake news, a poisonous term.  Real news is an even bigger problem.  —  This realization is what inspired me to found …
Lars Brandle / Billboard:
A trade group for Australian music labels says total music sales rose 6% to A$195.6M in 2018's first half, with the digital sector rising 14.2% to A$162.5M  —  Australia's music industry is on the up, with labels trade body ARIA and authors' rights society APRA both reporting strong gains.
Discussion: RAIN News
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Snapchat enlists 20 news partners including CNN and NBC to create Curated Our Stories, or curated stories with user-generated content in the Discover section  —  Snap is launching a new feature that will let media companies access public posts made by Snapchat users and package …
Cherie Hu / Billboard:
MusicWatch: paid music streaming subscribers surpass 50M in US, nearly double end of 2016 numbers, with ~20M separate users sharing but not paying for access  —  An estimated 51 million people in the U.S. are now paying monthly subscriptions for music streaming services …
Discussion: RAIN News
George P. Slefo / Ad Age:
Spotify CMO Seth Farbman to leave the company at the end of the month as it decentralizes marketing functions  —  Seth Farbman, chief marketing officer at Spotify, is leaving the company at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities, according to a 6-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU Parliament approves controversial internet copyright law, including Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter”  —  Key provisions were amended to reduce potential harm, but critics say vote is ‘catastrophic’  —  The European Parliament has voted …
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Rebecca Stewart / The Drum:
YouTube will now allow vertical ads, which take up the entire screen, and let brands buy ad space based on users' personalized recommendations
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Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Quinnipiac poll: 30% of US adults and 72% of Republicans trust Trump more than the media
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