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3:55 PM ET, September 18, 2016


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VICE News:
VICE News reporter arrested outside a Donald Trump campaign event  —  Alex Thompson, a reporter for VICE News, was arrested by Houston Police today while inquiring about press access to an event held for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Omni Westside Hotel.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Major TV networks refused to cover Donald Trump giving a tour of his hotel, a protest of his campaign preventing any editorial presence on the tour  —  In a show of joint defiance, the major television networks collectively voted to pull a camera and erase video of Donald Trump giving a tour of his hotel …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
It's time for TV news to stop playing the stooge for Donald Trump  —  Donald Trump said “Jump,” and TV news said “How high?”  —  It happened again on Friday morning when the Republican presidential candidate held the media hostage for nearly an hour after promising a major news announcement.
Jeremiah Patterson / Online News Association:
Breaking News, Intercept, Quartz, New York Magazine take home 2016 Online Journalism Awards  —  DENVER — Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 35 media organizations Saturday night at the 2016 Online Journalism Awards …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Larry King, Ed Schultz, and Jesse Ventura legitimize pro-Kremlin messages as hosts on RT, Russia's English-language news and propaganda outlet  —  Inside Russia Today's American headquarters in Washington, across from the receptionist's desk stamped by a lime green “RT” banner …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
As Netflix asserts itself, studio and cable channels fret that the streaming company is headed for a near-monopoly in entertainment  —  The streaming service is spending $6 billion a year on content, choking basic cable and brusquely rattling the relationship business of the town as fears …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Disney/ABC TV's President Ben Sherwood, on a potential Star Wars series, mistakes in Michael Strahan's Live exit, and Bob Iger's future  —  “We made some mistakes, we fixed them quickly and we moved on,” says the television group president as he tackles 'GMA's' viewership decline …
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Disney/ABC Taps Bruce Rosenblum as President of Business Ops
Discussion: New York Times, The Wrap and Variety
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
How Business Insider got 230K Line followers in two weeks: 10 pieces of content a day, focus on tech and finance news, use emojis to liven up staid content  —  Business Insider landed on Japanese messaging app Line two weeks ago.  Since then, it has grown its following to nearly 230,000 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NFL ratings: over 2M watched Thursday's game stream on Twitter, with an average of 243K at any one time, compared to 15.4M on average on TV  —  And 48 million watched it on regular TV.  —  Kurt Wagner / Recode  —  More than two million people watched Thursday night's football game between …
Dan Gillmor / The Atlantic:
How journalists could fight back in politicians' war on truth: tape delay debates to mute lies and add commentary, kick out campaign surrogates who lie on air  —  NBC News' Matt Lauer's performance as moderator of a recent public forum featuring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to some modest journalistic soul-searching.
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Daily Dot lays off 30 employees across company  —  The Daily Dot laid off 30 people — about 40 percent of its total staff — on Friday, POLITICO has learned.  —  The cuts were across the board, affecting everyone from upper management and the business side to the newsroom and art department.
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