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10:15 AM ET, September 27, 2019

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New York Times:
NYT's Dean Baquet responds to concerns that posting details about the whistleblower whose claims led to an impeachment inquiry could endanger the whistleblower  —  Our executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses readers' concerns about the decision to publish information on a person who is central to the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Trevor Timm / GEN:
Leaks to the press, considered highly illegal by DOJ, are vital to democracy, and lawmakers should commend leaks that happen when official processes get stifled  —  Yet lawmakers of both stripes demonize people who share information with the press  —  onald Trump is now closer than ever to being impeached by the House.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace cut away from Trump's live news conference on Wednesday citing falsehoods made by the president; other networks chose to fact-check
The Guardian:
Open letter by POC in UK media calls for BBC Editorial Complaints Unit to revisit its Munchetty decision, increase transparency, address its diversity levels  —  The BBC has upheld a complaint against its Breakfast presenter.  As black British broadcasters and journalists, we demand it reconsiders
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BBC:
BBC upholds a complaint against host Naga Munchetty, saying she breached guidelines by giving her opinion of Trump's “go back” comments about Rep. Omar, others
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Inside Fox News, tensions flare as Trump faces impeachment; source: board member Paul Ryan is advising Lachlan Murdoch that Fox should break with the president  —  In public, Donald Trump's allies are putting on a brave face, repeating talking points, mostly staying on message.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Lionsgate promotes Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch to president and CEO; Hirsch has been running the network since the March exit of former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht  —  Lionsgate has promoted Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch to President and CEO of the premium network, inking a new long-term contract.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple plans to give its movies traditional theatrical release runs before releasing them on Apple TV+ in the interest of brand-building and prestige  —  Maker of iPhone would keep movies in cinemas for weeks before release on streaming TV  —  Apple Inc. is looking to make a splash …
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
NYT has closed HelloSociety, the influencer marketing agency it bought in 2016, and will offer its services under the agency Fake Love; about 20 jobs were cut  —  The publisher bought HelloSociety in 2016  —  The New York Times has shuttered HelloSociety, the influencer marketing agency it acquired in 2016, as a stand-alone business.
Discussion: MediaPost
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Profile of The Hill's John Solomon, whose work played a big role in advancing a flawed tale of corruption in Ukraine, amplified by Trump, Hannity, and Giuliani  —  Back in March, the Hill newspaper published a series of stories and interviews that seemed, at the time, to be mainly of interest to foreign-policy wonks.
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Fox-owned TV stations and national channels, including Fox Sports 1, have gone dark on Dish Network TV and for Sling streaming customers, amid carriage dispute  —  Fox-owned TV stations and national cable networks, including Fox Sports 1, have gone dark for Dish Network TV and streaming customers.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
The latest beta version of Spotify's app includes support for Siri, letting iOS 13.1 users play songs, albums, and playlists  —  Spotify is testing this new beta feature  —  Spotify is finally gaining the ability to play songs, albums, and playlists via Siri.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Germany's Lesewert aims to provide print newspapers with analytics insights by using focus groups, whose members are given a digital pen to track their reading  —  Is that print newspaper getting read, or is it just sitting on a subscriber's coffee table?  —  For most print publishers …
Sandra Laville / The Guardian:
Dagens ETC, a Swedish newspaper with about 10,000 daily subscribers, says it is stopping taking advertising that promotes fossil fuel-based goods and services  —  Dagens ETC says ban is crucial for its credibility and urges other media to follow suit  —  A Swedish newspaper has announced …
 
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Katie Deighton / The Drum:
IPG Mediabrands UK has teamed up with BrandGuard to ensure its clients' ads don't appear on dubious news sites
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Q&A: Sinclair President and CEO Christopher Ripley on balancing commentary with Ameshia Cross and Boris Epshteyn, an expected streaming bloodbath, and RSN plans
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it will remove content that violates its guidelines regardless of who said it, including politicians, but will make exceptions depending on context
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Hearst Magazines launches two illustrated lifestyle book imprints, though the publishers of its books business says it will remain open to licensing deals
Discussion: bookforum.com and MediaPost
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon is sponsoring a two-year program for free NYT access on computers in any of the 12K US schools in low-income areas that choose to receive it
Discussion: Nieman Lab