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5:20 PM ET, October 2, 2015


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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon to stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast Oct. 29 as devices don't “interact well” with Amazon Prime video streaming  —  Amazon Will Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices  — Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors …
Polly Mosendz / Medium:
What It's Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely … On Thursday, my news desk and I spent seven hours reporting on a mass shooting that left 10 dead and 7 injured at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  I wrote our liveblog, three reporters gathered information …
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Reporters Are Rude During Tragedies Because They're Reporting  —  Imagine this: a burst of tweets show a bus explosion on the interstate, sending up a tremendous mushroom cloud, visible from miles away.  How many people are hurt?  Or dead?  What caused the explosion?
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Lab:
The Worcester Sun plans to add a Sunday paper to its paywalled $2/week hyperlocal news site for an additional $1/week as early as next spring  —  The Worcester Sun wants to bootstrap paywalled hyperlocal digital into a Sunday print product  —  Mark Henderson is certainly not the first person …
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Dolan family spins off Madison Square Garden sports and entertainment divisions from regional TV group, MSG Network  —  Madison Square Garden Splits Off Sports and Entertainment Divisions, Wall Street Yawns  —  Madison Square Garden arena in New York, U.S., on Friday, May 8, 2009.
Discussion: Deadline
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Michael Bloomberg denies he's cooled on Bloomberg Politics venture  —  Michael Bloomberg is pushing back on suggestions that he is unhappy with his self-named company's year-old hub for political coverage, Bloomberg Politics.  —  “I've become a devotee of Bloomberg Politics,” …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Telemundo launches 2016 election coverage, positions itself as straight news without an agenda, in a shot against rival Univision  —  Telemundo positions itself as ‘straight news’ against rival Univision  —  Telemundo is taking a clear shot at rival Univision, positioning …
Hannah Miet / Los Angeles Business Journal:
BuzzFeed no longer in talks to lease former Ford factory in LA but still seeking space for expansion within the city  —  BuzzFeed Puts Brakes on Deal at Ford Factory  —  BuzzFeed will not be moving into Shorenstein Properties' Ford Motor Factory Building after all.
Discussion: LAist, Curbed LA and LA Observed
Jonathan Kuperberg / Broadcasting & Cable:
Gray TV to sell stations in 3 markets, including KAKE to Lockwood for WCXX-TV and $11.2M to meet regulatory approval for Schurz, acquire three more stations  —  Gray TV Reveals Station Sales, Swaps to Facilitate Schurz Acquisition  —  Gray selling stations in Wichita, South Bend, Rapid City …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Rhapsody rolling out Kids section in its apps with design, content, and features aimed at children  —  Rhapsody launches a kids corner  —  It may sound childish, but Rhapsody's new section dedicated to kids sets the streaming-music service apart from bigger rivals like Apple Music and Spotify.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Billboard and Engadget
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Sources: Snapchat to sell “sponsored lenses” for selfies which will cost advertisers up to $750K for peak days like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Black Friday  —  Snapchat to launch new advertising format  —  Snapchat is preparing to launch a new advertising format that will allow brands …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
DirecTV, Media General Reach Agreement After Marathon Negotiations  —  DirecTV and Media General have reached a deal after marathon negotiations to avert a blackout of 62 TV stations in more than 40 markets.  —  Details of the agreement were not disclosed but Media General confirmed the pact …
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