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7:45 AM ET, September 19, 2016


 Top News: 
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
The Washington Post editorial board calls for prosecution of Edward Snowden, the paper's source for stories that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service  —  Three of the four media outlets which received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden …
VICE News:
Vice News reporter Alex Thompson was released around midnight following mid-afternoon arrest at Trump campaign event in Houston  —  Alex Thompson, a reporter for VICE News, was released from Houston Central Jail just after midnight central time Sunday morning.
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
Laura Prudom / Variety:
‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Reflect on Breaking Emmy Record, Spinoffs and Season 7  —  “Game of Thrones” ruled the 2016 Emmys with 12 wins, including awards for Best Drama Series, Best Directing (Miguel Sapochnik) and Best Writing (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) for “Battle of the Bastards.”
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 …
Discussion: @janicemin
Abigail Edge /
Andy Carvin and other staffers of now-closed discuss lessons learned curating news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit  —  The team discussed how they approached eyewitness media and graphic content, speaking at the ONA conference in Denver  —  Credit: Image by scyther5 on Shutterstock
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 …
Piper French / Roads & Kingdoms:
Q&A with a news assistant for a foreign news agency in China on the challenges of being a local fixer, dealing with the Great Firewall, more  —  In international journalism, a local journalist hired by foreign reporters for his or her special knowledge of the local area, culture, and language is called a fixer.
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 …
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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
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
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