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12:00 PM ET, September 5, 2019

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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Janice Min is leaving Quibi, the short-form video startup run by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman; she joined Quibi about a year ago to lead daily news shows  —  Min is the second high-level executive to leave the shortform video startup in recent weeks.  —  Janice Min is leaving Quibi …
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
CNN's climate town hall moderators conveyed the urgency of the crisis, though some questions made the sacrifices needed seem more dire than the crisis itself  —  Ahead of CNN's climate-focused town-hall marathon, which took place across seven hours last night and featured 10 Democratic presidential candidates …
Discussion: HEATED and Mother Jones
Logan McDonald / BuzzFeed:
Inside BuzzFeed's Tech + News Working Group, a collaboration between reporters and the IT team, leading to better understanding of issues, new tools, and scoops  —  This question — and many, many others like it — arose from an initiative called “The Tech + News Working Group,” …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
AT&T's advertising business, Xandr, launches Xandr Monetize, a sell-side platform for media companies to do direct and programmatic sales  —  Xandr Monetize based on AppNexus technology  —  AT&T's advanced advertising and analytics company Xandr introduced a sell-side platform for media companies called Xandr Monetize.
Discussion: AdExchanger, Ad Age and The Drum
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Sources: John Stankey has been considering offering HBO Max for $14.99/month, the same price as an HBO subscription, and eyeing an April 2020 launch date  —  Moving the Market: Janice Min, the star Hollywood editor and Quibi news content chief, abruptly left Jeffrey Katzenberg's short-form …
Discussion: FierceVideo
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Study of 2018-19 US TV: record high female representation, but 96% had no women photography directors, 79% had no women directors, and 77% had no women editors  —  The number of women in speaking roles on television hit a new high in 2018-2019, as did the number of women working behind the camera.
Jacqueline Howard / CNN:
Facebook rolls out pop-up windows on Facebook and Instagram that appear when people search for vaccine info; notices point to CDC or World Health Organization  —  Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation  —  (CNN)A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation.
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Google's FTC settlement, a pittance compared to its profits, shows the US political system and its outdated laws aren't ready to rein in powerful tech companies  —  Fans gather at a party to celebrate the launch of the YouTube Kids app in 2015.  Jesse Grant/Getty Images for YouTube
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CNBC:
Google will pay a $136M fine to the FTC and $34M to the New York Attorney General to settle claims that it violated child privacy laws on YouTube
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Web browser Brave hands evidence to Irish data regulator alleging Google uses hidden webpages to pass personal data of users to advertisers, undercutting GDPR  —  Google is secretly using hidden web pages that feed the personal data of its users to advertisers, undermining its own policies …
Steven Hsieh / Phoenix New Times:
Employees of the Arizona Republic announce they plan to form a union, amid newsroom tension and worries that Gannett-GateHouse merger could lead to job cuts  —  Employees of the Arizona Republic officially declared their intention to form a union Wednesday, setting up a likely battle between journalists …
 
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Dustin Gouker / Legal Sports Report:
TheScore raises $40M to fund the growth and development of its media and sports betting businesses and fully launches its New Jersey online sportsbook
Discussion: Engadget and FinSMEs
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Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Axios Sports newsletter hits 100K subscribers, up ~10x since Axios acquired Sports Internet in January, claims a 42% open rate, double the industry standard
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Fire TV, with 37M+ monthly active users globally, announces new hardware and brands using the Fire TV OS as the company competes with Roku and others
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
Politico's White House reporter and CNN contributor Eliana Johnson will be the new editor-in-chief of the neoconservative outlet Washington Free Beacon
Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Federal judge has ordered the White House to restore Playboy correspondent Brian Karem's press pass, whose credentials were suspended after an incident in July