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12:55 PM ET, September 29, 2016


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Bryan West / KPNX:
Arizona Republic says it has gotten death threats and cancelled subs over its endorsement of Clinton, the first time it's ever supported a Dem for president  —  The decision, impact and reasons for endorsing Hillary Clinton. … PHOENIX - The Arizona Republic says it has received death threats …
Edmund Lee / Recode:
Sources: a Viacom-CBS merger could require that Shari Redstone vote her shares however CBS head Les Moonves prefers, so he can shore up a struggling Viacom  —  Les Moonves, the head of CBS, would need assurances on how owner Shari Redstone would vote her shares.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Time Warner Inc. and Viacom Inc. bidding to aquire Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe in deal valued at up to $400M  —  Deal could be worth as much as $400 million, sources say  —  Time Warner Inc. and Viacom Inc. are among bidders circling Telefónica SA 's Argentine television …
David Bond / Financial Times:
Daily Mail owner DMGT says print advertising down 12%, digital up 17%, as it more than triples cost cutting from £15M to £50M amid challenging market conditions  —  Daily Mail and General Trust will make deeper cuts in staff and other operating costs as part of a strategic review …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
INMA survey of 37 news executives from Europe and the US finds that Facebook accounts for about 30% of total visits to their websites on average  —  For publishers, Facebook is the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the room: They know they have to deal with it, but they aren't always sure of the best strategy for approach.
Yuji Nakamura / Bloomberg:
Spotify launches in Japan with free ad-supported tier and an ad-free version at $9.70/month  —  Company will offer free service supported by advertising  —  Spotify has more than 40 million paying customers globally  —  Spotify Ltd. is bringing its popular online music service to Japan …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN's Corey Lewandowski no longer receiving severance payments from the Trump campaign; a source says the remainder of his contract was paid off in one lump sum  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager and now CNN contributor Corey Lewandowski is no longer receiving severance payments from the campaign.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Russian hackers harassed Bellingcat journalists who were investigating Malaysia Airlines crash  —  Russian government hackers began targeting a British citizen journalist in February 2015, eight months after he began posting evidence documenting alleged Russian government involvement …
Sami Main / Adweek:
Video Advertising Bureau report: 87% of streaming is done by only 6% of the US population  —  Hulu and Netflix have become the cereal aisle of streaming services.  There are thousands of options for thousands of different tastes.  And with the influx of original content available …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube hires Lyor Cohen as Global Head of Music; Cohen helped build Def Jam label, ran Warner Music, and founded 300 Entertainment in which Google invested $5M  —  He's going to hold on to his 300 label, which Google backed three years ago.  —  Apple Music has Jimmy and Dre.  Spotify has Troy.
Associated Press:
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to stop Pittsburgh print edition on November 30, laying off 106  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday.
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