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7:10 AM ET, September 12, 2017

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Yahoo:
The FBI is investigating Sputnik News Agency for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act; agency questioned site's former White House correspondent  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency …
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Max Kutner / Newsweek:   RT says people associated with the US arm of its media network were asked to register as foreign agents by US Department of Justice
Sopan Deb / New York Times:
Amid Irma, some question the value of TV reporters broadcasting in hurricanes; others say visuals are essential to persuade people to take threats seriously  —  Early Sunday morning, Bill Weir, a veteran CNN correspondent, was talking to the anchor Chris Cuomo in the middle of a live shot in Key Largo …
Indira Lakshmanan / Poynter:
Lack of public audits on recent editorial failures by CNN and Fox News erode viewers' trust and raises questions about their processes  —  In a nondescript training room above the newsroom in the old New York Times building, five reporters, two researchers and two editors labored around …
Discussion: @indira_l
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amid unanswered questions on reach, content of Russian ads, Zuckerberg should testify before Congress on how Facebook can be used to influence political process  —  Last week, after what must have been a series of extremely grim meetings in Menlo Park, Facebook admitted publicly that part …
James Warren / Poynter:
WaPo's aggressive investment in video journalism, with video chief Micah Gelman's staff growing from 40 to 60 this year, is paying off in hurricane coverage  —  Video and radar ruled media coverage of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, with the Washington Post providing a tidy case study …
Discussion: @joannastern and Vanity Fair
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy on Sunday night for her portrayal of ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live  —  Here's hoping President Donald Trump tweets about Melissa McCarthy being a no-show at tonight's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, when she won her second Emmy …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Discovery, Viacom, A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Scripps to launch streaming service without sports called Philo at $20/month in coming weeks  —  Discovery, Viacom, A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Scripps band together for new service  —  People who are tired of paying for TV sports channels …
Discussion: Variety
Tony Biasotti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the San Francisco Chronicle became profitable again and gained respect: better economy, lean-years cutbacks, experiments, a commitment to watchdog reporting  —  The San Francisco Chronicle is for sale inside a newspaper box on October 13, 2013 in San Francisco.
Discussion: Talking New Media
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey: nearly half of US adults have high distrust of information sources, especially news organizations, and low interest in improving digital literacy  —  News organizations often tend to see their “readers” as one monolithic group whose members have similar needs and respond to the same kinds of stories.
Discussion: Pew Research Center
Lucia Graves / The Guardian:
Continuing Wall Street Journal newsroom leaks show editors keep pushing reporters to moderate criticism of President Trump  —  Dozens have left the paper in the past year and interviews with current and ex-staffers show outrage over pressure from management to normalize Trump
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Emerson Collective funded a full-time rural reporter for the Texas Observer, as important-but-neglected rural reporting dwindles across the nation  —  Washington journalists may be obsessed with President Trump's Russia connections.  Silicon Valley reporters may be focused on the next big tech merger.
 
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Trudy Lieberman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Healthcare reporters say they experience new difficulties covering their beat under Trump's DHHS, including insufficient or nonexistent responses to questions
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
European pay TV operator Sky rolls out low-cost streaming service in Spain; it will feature US cable and network shows like The Walking Dead
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is stepping down from the New York Times' board of directors, citing his new role as the reason
Discussion: Fast Company
John Patrick Pullen / Fortune:
How Oregon-based amateur photographer Kristi McCluer captured golfers playing in front of the Eagle Creek wildfire
 Earlier Picks: 
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Politico's media team and coverage, which is returning to its roots by hiring HuffPost's Michael Calderone after several high-profile departures
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
After bringing in more than $500M in 2016, Vevo says it expects 130% growth this year and has locked in nearly $200M in upfront ad buys
Discussion: @albertfong98
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
After settling with songwriters over mechanical rights, Spotify is now challenging the applicability of mechanical rights to its business in another lawsuit
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Study uses a complex model to estimate Fox News boosted GOP vote share by 0.46 percentage points in 2000, 3.59 points in 2004, and 6.34 points in 2008
Discussion: Washington Post
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the two Burning Man newspapers, the Black Rock Beacon and the BRC Weekly, and their ongoing rivalry