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8:45 PM ET, September 9, 2016


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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook reinstates “napalm girl” photo, says it will adjust its review processes to allow future sharing of that photo  —  “The value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community.”  —  After removing several posts that used a famous photograph from the Vietnam War …
Espen Egil Hansen / Aftenposten:
Facebook limits freedom with algorithmic censorship, says editor in chief of Norway's Aftenposten in letter to Zuckerberg after deletion of historic war photo  —  Dear Mark Zuckerberg.  —  I follow you on Facebook, but you don't know me.  I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten.
Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg calls on Facebook to “review its editing policy” after it deleted her post in support of Aftenposten  —  Erna Solberg shared photo that had resulted in writer and newspaper falling foul of social media giant's rules
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Facebook's claim that it isn't a media entity is becoming increasingly untenable as the impact of its content ranking and removal policies continues to escalate  —  Facebook is more than just a site where people share photos of their children or pets.  It has become a crucial way in which hundreds …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
ASNE diversity survey: 17% of print employees and 23% of digital-only site employees are journalists of color; women are 38% and 50% accordingly  —  There appear to be a few promising signs in this year's American Society of News Editors Diversity Survey, which was released Friday.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
ASNE stops trying to count full-time newsroom jobs and losses, and will not categorize employees anymore  —  After a decade of documenting job losses for journalists totaling more than 20,000 since 2006, the American Society of News Editors has abandoned the effort.
Discussion: ASNE
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
Facebook removes “September 11th Anniversary” Trending topic after it briefly promoted conspiracy theory article published in Daily Star  —  Facebook users looking for more context on why the Sept. 11 terrorist attack anniversary was trending on the platform on Friday were …
Carlett Spike / Columbia Journalism Review:
Amid scrutiny of swapped stories on presidential candidate forum, political editor says swaps, multiple writers are normal NYT online practice for some stories  —  The New York Times this week set off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter for a merry-go-round of wholesale changes …
Sean Craig / Financial Post:
The Globe and Mail is aiming to find 40 employees who will agree to voluntary severance packages; Globe CEO says the paper will pursue layoffs if necessary  —  With print circulation in decline and digital subscriptions not able to make up the revenue gap, The Globe and Mail is asking staff …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Media Matters tells Ailes and Fox News to retain records in case of a lawsuit after report that Fox sought reporter's phone records  —  The progressive organization is seeking information following a report that Fox News obtained its journalist's phone records.
Discussion: Mediaite and BuzzFeed
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Gretchen Carlson and Gabriel Sherman for doubting the sexual harassment allegations made against Roger Ailes
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tronc is in active talks over Gannett takeover bid of about $673M, or around $18.50/share  —  Tronc Inc. is in active discussions over Gannett Inc.'s takeover bid of about $673 million, people familiar with the matter said, indicating it may be willing to drop its fierce resistance to a merger of the two newspaper publishers.
Discussion: New York Post and @carlmalamud
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon seeking streaming rights to a wide range of sports like French Open tennis championship and professional rugby, for its Prime Video service  —  Prime Video service could offer live tennis, rugby matches  —  Online retailer could acquire rights or offer apps from others
Jordan Cohen / The New York Times Company:
The New York Times is giving non-subscribers free access from September 9 to September 11  —  For the first time ever, The New York Times will be offering all registered users full, unlimited access to on the web and via its smartphone apps from September 9 through September 11.
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Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
In an interview with Larry King on Kremlin-backed RT, Trump criticizes US media and dismisses idea that Russian hackers targeted Democratic Party
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
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