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7:05 PM ET, October 2, 2022


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Thom Geier / The Wrap:
Disney pulls 20 TV channels, including ABC, ESPN, and FX, from the Dish Network and Sling TV, after failed negotiations; Dish said Disney wanted nearly $1B more  —  Disney on Saturday pulled its 20 television stations — including ABC, ESPN and FX — from the Dish Network and Sling TV services …
Radley Balko / @radleybalko:
[Thread] Radley Balko is leaving The Washington Post's Opinion section on December 1 and launches a Substack on civil liberties and the criminal justice system  —  So after nine years, I'm being let go by the Washington Post. This is disappointing but not surprising. In recent years, the Opinion leadership has made it increasingly difficult to do the reporting & in-depth analysis I was hired to do — in favor of short, hot takes.
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
A profile of Noah Shachtman, a year in as Rolling Stone's EIC, as some staff doubt if his tabloid instincts and scoop obsession are best suited for the magazine  —  The scoop-hungry, Twitter-happy editor has turbocharged the magazine's digital metabolism—"back in the game," says Gus Wenner …
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A look at Spokane, Washington-based Range Media, a worker-owned local news outlet that says it's on track to reach ~2,000 members paying $10/month or $100/year  —  “Are we moving fast enough for the length of runway we have to lift off?  Or do we need to, you know, keep paving and quickly build more runway?
Mikey O'Connell / The Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, a year after selling Hello Sunshine to Candle Media, on upcoming shows, acquisition targets, #MeToo, and more  —  Hello Sunshine's top creative duo — and THR's TV Producers of the Year — on that $900 million sale, a rom-com renaissance …
Ryan Gajewski / The Hollywood Reporter:
Bruce Willis refutes a report that he sold his digital likeness rights to Deepcake, which confirms and says the company created his “digital twin” for 2021 ads  —  Recent reports claimed that the star had become the first Hollywood figure to sell his rights to a company …
Tina Isaac-Goizé / New York Times:
A look at the €500/year weekly newsletter Glitz Paris, launched this week in English and French to turn an investigative lens on the luxury fashion industry  —  The newsletter Glitz Paris is turning an investigative lens on fashion.  —  PARIS — This fashion week, Philippe Vasset …
Ethan Shanfeld / Variety:
Governor Gavin Newsom signs The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, which restricts the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials in California  —  In a big win for creative expression, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, which restricts the use …
Alex Zalben / Decider:
Trevor Noah is leaving Paramount's The Daily Show after hosting for seven years; the news was announced to his audience on September 29 and surprised the staff  —  Trevor Noah, who began on The Daily Show as a recurring contributor in 2014 and was elevated to host, taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015 …
Emily Baker-White / Forbes:
Web novel apps backed by ByteDance and Tencent are running hundreds of Facebook and Instagram ads showing sexual assault, violent erotica, and acts of self-harm  —  Some of the ads include descriptions of sexual violence, paired with images of battered women and photos of male fitness influencers, which were used without permission.
Angela Fu / Poynter:
A look at post-hurricane reporting challenges in Naples, Florida, like communicating with co-workers without a physical newsroom and when cell towers are down  —  ‘Part of your job, even as a journalist, is becoming something of a first responder.’  —  As Hurricane Ian approached southwest Florida …
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Asawin Suebsaeng / Rolling Stone:
Haberman's book: Tucker Carlson met Jared Kushner in February 2020 at the White House to demand clemency for Roger Stone; Trump pardoned Stone in December 2020
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Consumer Reports eliminated 28 vacant positions and laid off 20+ staff out of 600, as the nonprofit seeks to reduce expenses by $10M, or 4% of its annual budget
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Some BBC reporters say moving the BBC's Vietnamese service from London to Bangkok is dangerous as Vietnam has a history of abducting journalists from Thailand
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