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11:45 AM ET, September 9, 2019

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New York Times:
Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab and boards of The NYT Company and Knight Foundation, following report he hid funding role of “disqualified” Jeffrey Epstein  —  Nearly a month after his death, Jeffrey Epstein continues to haunt some of America's most prestigious institutions.
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey is an instant investigative journalism classic that details the hurdles reporters faced breaking the Weinstein story  —  Review of 'She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement' by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Survey: 74% of US adults think it's a good idea for journalists to use social media, but 65% disapprove of journalists sharing personal views about news  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans give a “thumbs up” to news reporters using social media to interact with their audiences …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Group Nine Media, owner of NowThis, Dodo, and Thrillist, raises $50M from existing investors Discovery and Axel Springer, sources say at a valuation of $600M+  —  Funding round values owner of NowThis, the Dodo and Thrillist at over $600 million  —  Group Nine Media Inc. raised …
Randall Lane / Forbes:
After an outcry over there being only one woman on America's Most Innovative Leaders list, Forbes editor says its methodology was flawed and will be rethought  —  The irony wasn't lost on me Friday evening: as I co-hosted the welcome reception for 100 of the most influential leaders of For …
Erin Hale / The Guardian:
Hong Kong media groups report increasing number of incidents involving police violence against journalists covering protests, call for independent investigation  —  Reporters covering protests say officers using pepper spray and teargas, among other abuses  —  Journalists covering the protests …
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Sources: Trump calls Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott to complain when he is unhappy with coverage, though the conversations “don't tend to go well”  —  If you're a Fox News staffer who happened to be off Twitter one Wednesday morning last month, it may well have escaped your notice …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Michael Shermer / Skeptic:
Skeptic magazine finds John Anthony Glynn, a four-time contributor since 2016, falsified academic credentials; he published 40+ articles in 15 outlets in 2019  —  Between 2016 and 2019 a writer named John Anthony Glynn, whose biography includes a Ph.D. in psychology and professorships …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Italy-based Freeda Media raises $16M Series B led by existing investor Alven, aiming to expand its female-focused branded content to English-speaking markets  —  Italian startup Freeda Media has raised a $16 million Series B round.  Existing investor Alven is leading the round …
Sarah Rieger / CBC News:
Vancouver Sun apologizes for a xenophobic op-ed critical of ethnic diversity, which was published in print on Saturday; the op-ed was deleted from its website  —  Op-ed was deleted from newspaper's website and replaced with apology  —  An op-ed published by a Calgary instructor …
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
Since publishing the DEA's opioid database in July, WaPo says 94 local and 11 national news outlets have used it for stories  —  In 2016, Eric Eyre at the Charleston Gazette-Mail revealed the breathtaking size and scope of the painkiller industry that was ravaging parts of West Virginia.
 
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