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12:20 PM ET, September 16, 2016


 Top News: 
Terry Collins / CNET:
Twitter streams its first NFL game, part of a 10-game package, as the social network tries to broaden appeal  —  The social network is counting on livestreamed events, including Thursday Night Football, to broaden its appeal.  —  Diamond Images/Getty Images  —  It's third and long for Twitter.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Profile of internet activist Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, who is being sued for publishing building codes, safety rules, more on his website  —  August 8, Carl Malamud wakes up early.  He usually does.  Most days, from the moment his eyes open, he is fixated on the mission.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mode Media, publisher and ad network formerly known as Glam and once valued at $1B, shuts down; company was on track to generate over $100M in revenue this year  —  The company that used to be called Glam Media generated $90 million last year.  Now it's out of business.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Apple News update lets publishers sign-up subscribers through the app; Apple to get 30% cut of revenue from new subscriptions, 15% from renewals  —  New version allows publishers that offer subscriptions to sign up new customers within the app, with Apple collecting 30% of the revenue from new subscribers, 15% from renewals
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Interview with Facebook's Dan Rose on changes the company is implementing to help publishers make more money: new ad formats, mid-video ads, and analytics  —  For the last couple of years, Facebook has presented news organizations with difficult choices about how to publish their journalism.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The Huffington Post has partnered with South African media company Media24 to launch HuffPost South Africa, expected to go live in November  —  The Huffington Post has partnered with South Africa media company Media24 to launch HuffPost South Africa.  —  The site—expected to launch in November …
Discussion: Forbes
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
AP condemns DOJ report, calls for practice of government impersonation of news media to end, demands to be included in official policy development  —  The Associated Press Thursday condemned a report from a Justice Department Inspector General that found that an FBI agent's impersonation of an AP editor did not violate its policies.
Alan Neuhauser / US News:
Justice Department report: FBI may impersonate journalists in undercover probes with high-level approval; 2007 case of AP impersonation did not violate policies
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
NYT revives managing editor role, naming international editor Joseph Kahn to the position, making him a leading candidate to succeed top editor Dean Baquet  —  The New York Times announced on Friday that it was reviving the title of managing editor and naming Joseph Kahn, an assistant editor for International, to the position.
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Associated Press, Vice Media, and Gannett sue FBI for information on how the agency broke into San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  Three news organizations, including USA TODAY's parent company, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking information about how the FBI was able to break into the locked iPhone …
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
Trump stage-managed his appearance on The Dr. Oz Show like a reality-TV reveal, creating the impression of transparency with the release of his doctor's letter  —  On Thursday's “The Dr. Oz Show,” Donald J. Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz that he doesn't get much exercise these days.  This is not really true.
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Bloodline's cancellation hints at a new phase for Netflix, as subscriptions wane and it begins to balance its big spending with strategic retreats  —  Netflix did something it's rarely done in its four-year history of original programming Wednesday: It canceled a show.
Discussion: Jezebel
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
The Hill is launching a vertical on healthcare regulation and policy, the first of several to be part of The Hill Extra, a collection of paid service offerings  —  The Hill is launching a new paid subscription vertical, The Hill Extra: Healthcare, which focuses on healthcare regulation and policy information.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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Carlett Spike / Columbia Journalism Review:
American Society of News Editors survey finds journalist diversity highest in nearly 14 years, but newsrooms still don't reflect communities they serve
Eli Stokols / Politico:
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Sarah Emerson / Motherboard:
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
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Joel Stein / Bloomberg:
Profile of Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, whose trolling tactics have made him the most notorious spokesman for the alt-right movement
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney cuts about 250 jobs in consumer products and digital media as it continues its shift to game licensing and away from internal development
Jemma Brackebush / Digiday:
New editors revamp Politico's Playbook newsletter, with color photos, graphics, and consistent delivery time; subscriptions are up 8% in the past two months
The Guardian announces US job cuts that will reduce headcount by 30%, due in part to low ad sales and revenue shortfall