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11:25 AM ET, October 10, 2018

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Originals, 12 daily scripted original shows for its Discover section, with each episode lasting four or five minutes  —  Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it's capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Trust Project, which encourages publishers to tag articles with indicators like author expertise, adds partners including Toronto Star, El País, and SkyNews  —  The Trust Project, which launched last November as an effort to provide more clarity around who's behind news by labeling articles with …
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
Employees at Facebook's fact-checking partner in the Philippines, online news site Rappler, say they're struggling to “clean up Facebook's mess”  —  MANILA — The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
STAT, the medical news site that shares an owner with The Boston Globe, is focusing on big group subscriptions and may launch a more specialized product in 2019  —  Is man flu real?  Is jet lag worse when you're traveling east?  Does smoking pot make you stupid?
Discussion: CommonWealth Magazine
Washington Post:
Source: before Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, US intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing plans to capture him  —  ISTANBUL — As Jamal Khashoggi prepared to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, a squad of men from Saudi Arabia who investigators suspect played …
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
A look at the podcast empires of conservative writer Ben Shapiro and liberal production company Crooked Media, as they both expand into TV  —  LOS ANGELES — In a drab office building across from a used-car lot in the San Fernando Valley, the host of the nation's most popular conservative podcast …
Fox Business:
Memo: CBS has interviewed 150+ people in its internal sexual harassment probe, with some sources saying it could be drawing to a close soon  —  CBS has interviewed more than 150 people in its sexual harassment probe of top talent and executives, and it's imploring any additional people …
Discussion: @richbtig
Sky News:
James Murdoch and six other directors have resigned from the board of Sky plc, which is the owner of Sky News, as Comcast takes control  —  James Murdoch has resigned from the board of Sky plc, owner of Sky News, as Comcast takes majority control in a £29.7bn deal.
Discussion: City A.M.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Tribune Media sells a 48-acre property in Long Island that once housed office and printing operations of Newsday for $54.4M  —  The old cow pasture just sold for $54 million.  —  The 48-acre parcel of land in Melville, Long Island, where Newsday is based — once lampooned as a cow pasture …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Internal Condé Nast memo says Chief Digital Officer Fred Santarpia will leave the company on Nov. 2; sources say more exec departures expected in coming weeks  —  Condé Nast's chief digital architect is leaving the company, a departure that many staffers view as a bad omen …
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Source: Chelsea Barnard steps down as president of film at Annapurna; founder Megan Ellison will manage the film unit before the search for a replacement begins  —  Chelsea Barnard has stepped down from her post as president of film at Annapurna, an individual with knowledge of the company told Variety.
Discussion: Deadline, The Wrap and The Playlist
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Variety:
Employees at Fox's film division 20th Century Fox are bracing themselves for mass layoffs when Disney deal closes; some analysts predict thousands of jobs cut
Discussion: TVWeek.com
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Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Condé Nast is launching a new eight-episode series called “Risky Biz”, which was inspired by an article in The New Yorker, on Facebook Watch on Oct 21