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2:10 PM ET, September 13, 2016

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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Source: Gawker staff in discussions about staging a walk-out, after Univision deletes posts at the center of legal disputes; other forms of action were debated  —  Gawker is no more, but Gawker Media—including Deadspin, Jezebel, etc.—is now under Univision ownership.
Discussion: @mathewi, @eamonn and @oliverdarcy
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J.K. Trotter / Gizmodo:
Transcript of interview with Isaac Lee, Univision's chief news officer, on the decision to delete posts from Gawker Media's archive  —  Last month, the media conglomerate Univision agreed to acquire Gizmodo and five other sites from Gawker Media for $135 million.
Gizmodo:
Gawker Media's editorial union condemns in “strongest possible terms” Univision's deletion of posts targeted by lawsuits, saying it sets an “alarming precedent”
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Eyeo, company behind Adblock Plus, launches an ad exchange to help marketers display “acceptable ads” to users; Google and AppNexus are partners  —  Eyeo, the company behind the popular online ad blocking software Adblock Plus, said Tuesday it's launching an online advertising service …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Inc. appoints Rich Battista as CEO, Joe Ripp moves to Executive Chairman role  —  The former executive vp will replace Joe Ripp, who remains executive chairman.  —  Time Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Rich Battista to the posts of president and CEO, effective immediately.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Times
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Joe Ripp says he decided to step down as CEO of Time Inc. after a recent “health incident”
Discussion: Politico and AOL
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
YouTube launches beta of Community, which lets creators share photos, text, more into Subscriptions feed; subs can opt-in to new post notifications  —  Text, still images, and GIFs are now part of the mix that the service gives creators to keep their fans engaged.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Beacon Reader, a journalism crowdfunding platform, will close October 31 after three years  —  One of journalism's most prominent crowdfunding platforms announced Monday that it's shutting down after a three-year run.  —  In an email to the platform's users Monday evening with the subject line …
Wall Street Journal:
Jay-Z's music streaing service Tidal posted a loss of $28M in 2015, compared to $10M in 2014  —  Cash burn shows the challenge the music-streaming service faces in competing with rivals Spotify and Apple Music  —  STOCKHOLM—In the year rap mogul Jay-Z took control of Tidal …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with WaPo reporter David Fahrenthold on his doggedly transparent coverage of Donald Trump's charitable donations, which is aided by a pen-and-paper approach  —  Washington Post politics reporter David Fahrenthold is trying to find evidence of Donald Trump's charitable donations, but he's running out of paper.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Google-backed First Draft launches new coalition network, which aims to help improve social media newsgathering, with partners like Facebook, NYT  —  Channel 4 News, Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and BuzzFeed have also signed up to network organised through Google-backed First Draft
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Time Inc.'s Chief Content Officer Alan Murray says he will probably continue to edit Fortune magazine until mid-2017, juggling the two roles in the meantime  —  On July 13, Time Inc. announced that Fortune editor Alan Murray would succeed Norman Pearlstine as the company's chief content officer …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Source: Twitter won't count media attachments such as polls, gifs, photos, quoted tweets, and videos toward the 140 character tweet limit beginning September 19  —  The company is changing the way it counts 140 characters  —  Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, The Verge can report.
 
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Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Gannett leads Series C round in Digg, amount undisclosed; will enable Digg to develop its messaging, curation tools, broaden reach of USA Today Network
Discussion: Nieman Lab, FishbowlNY and TechCrunch
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
ESPN-owned FiveThirtyEight's Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver gave a private presentation on elections and polling data to GOP donors, officials, and strategists
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Defy Media, Digital Studio Behind Smosh, Raises $70 Million and Eyes Shows on Traditional TV
Discussion: The Wrap and Recode
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John Mannes / TechCrunch:
CrunchLetter, an AI-powered VC newsletter generator that assembles 30-word funding round summaries, is unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt
Discussion: @rafat
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
CNN, WaPo report drop in traffic from Apple News after a tweak to Spotlight feature, which now displays articles in-app instead of linking to story
Discussion: @digitalshields