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10:25 AM ET, September 13, 2016


 Top News: 
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.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Joe Ripp says he decided to step down as CEO of Time Inc. after a recent “health incident”  —  Time Inc. is suddenly changing CEOs.  —  Rich Battista, the head of the magazine publisher's U.S. titles, is taking over for Joe Ripp, “effective immediately,” according to a statement from the company.
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.
Gawker Media's editorial union condemns in “strongest possible terms” Univision's deletion of posts targeted by lawsuits, saying it sets an “alarming precedent”  —  Univision has said that it bought Gawker Media because it believed in the work that our publications do.
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.
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.
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Defy Media, Digital Studio Behind Smosh, Raises $70 Million and Eyes Shows on Traditional TV  —  Defy Media, the studio whose brands include the popular Smosh comedy team, has closed a $70 million Series B round of funding led by institutional investor Wellington Management Co.
Discussion: The Wrap and Recode
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 …
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  —  Nate Silver, the ESPN journalist behind the FiveThirtyEight website, gave a presentation on the 2016 battleground map to a group …
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
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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
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Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Twitter partners with finance news startup Cheddar for its first daily streaming show, “Closing Bell”, which is a Twitter exclusive focusing on market analysis
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Behind Twitter's efforts to move away from being known as a social network, rebranding itself as a central destination for news and live events instead
Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
Sources: draft plan of BBC's Royal Charter, set to be published Thursday, contains plans to reveal salaries of staff paid £150K+, reduced from £450K+ threshold
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