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3:55 AM ET, October 11, 2018

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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Washington Post fact-checks Trump's USA Today opinion piece on Medicare-For-All, finds most sentences contain a “misleading statement or falsehood”  —  President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans …
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Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
USA Today editorial page editor Bill Sternberg says Trump's healthcare op-ed was fact-checked and Trump was given wide leeway to express his opinion  —  USA Today defended the column, saying it had fact-checked the president's claims.  —  USA Today on Wednesday published an opinion piece credited …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Apple plans to make content it owns free to device owners as part of its forthcoming TV service, launching early next year  —  - Apple is planning to mix free original content with subscription “channels” to existing digital video services on its “TV” application.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Deadline:
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman say their new mobile video startup is called Quibi; Guillermo del Toro and Jason Blum are both creating shows for it  —  Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and veteran tech executive Meg Whitman used the prominent platform of Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Manhattan prosecutors charge IBT and Christian Media with defrauding lenders of ~$10M to keep Newsweek afloat  —  Prosecutors say $10 million scheme provided funds to help keep company afloat  —  Newsweek's former parent company has been charged by Manhattan prosecutors with carrying …
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Press freedom advocates are worried about Trump's weak statements on the Khashoggi case, which they feel will endanger journalists working overseas
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Civil Media has had difficulty raising money with a weak demand for its blockchain tokens and lack of major news partners  —  Startup is falling short of its funding goal, as major news organizations pass on partnerships and one of its co-founders criticizes company
Roy Trakin / Variety:
IFPI report: 86% of survey respondents stream music, 57% of 16-24 year olds use a paid service; 38% of consumers obtain music through piracy  —  The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the trade body for the worldwide record business, released its Music Consumer Insight Report …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
HBO's parent division WarnerMedia, owned by AT&T, says it plans to launch a streaming service in Q4 2019  —  (CNN)Four months after being acquired by AT&T, WarnerMedia is making plans for a streaming TV service that will be sold directly to consumers.  —  WarnerMedia, the division …
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.
Saad Sayeed / Reuters:
Pakistani journalists describe continuing intimidation and army pressure after the media crackdown that began in the run-up to July elections  —  KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's media was widely seen as among the region's most vibrant after military rule ended in 2008, but a dozen newspaper …
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Sources: 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice told employees that Disney-Fox deal will be ready to close January 1 and acknowledged there will be layoffs  —  Fox will be logistically ready for its pending mega-deal with the Walt Disney Co to close Jan. 1, top exec Peter Rice told employees Wednesday.
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BBC:
The BBC had to replace live broadcasts with recorded material on its TV news channels for about an hour on Wednesday following a technical glitch
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
21st Century Fox Vice Chair Chase Carey said media companies would continue to consolidate as they battled Google and Netflix over content
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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”
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