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4:50 PM ET, September 22, 2016


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Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Yahoo confirms data from 500M+ accounts was stolen in 2014 by “state-sponsored actor”; info includes email addresses, hashed passwords, security questions, more  —  Yahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services.  —  Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Conservative columnist Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, temporarily suspended from Twitter after tweeting “Run them down” in reference to protesters on I-277  —  As protests in Charlotte descended into chaos and violent outbreaks on Wednesday night, a conservative columnist …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Univision begins adapting content from Gizmodo Media Group blogs like Lifehacker for Spanish speakers  —  Univision is moving fast.  —  Since agreeing to buy Gawker Media Group in August, the company has already begun to refashion the blogging empire in its image, shutting down Gawker …
Discussion: Politico
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Raju Narisetti, senior vice president of strategy at News Corp, is named CEO of what was Gawker Media; company to be renamed Gizmodo Media Group
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera was knocked to the ground on live TV covering Charlotte protests; he says the perpetrator came back later to apologize  —  CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera, reporting live from protests against police violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, was knocked over in mid-sentence Wednesday night.
Thomas E. Patterson / Shorenstein Center:
Harvard study: negative news reports without context outnumberd positive reports 82% to 18% during 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions  —  A new report from Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 Republican …
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Alex Graham, founder and former chief exec of TV production company Wall to Wall Media, has been appointed as chair of The Guardian's owner, The Scott Trust  —  Former chief executive of TV production company Wall to Wall Media succeeds Liz Forgan to oversee Guardian Media Group
Discussion: Politico and @alexgspence
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Inside Shareblue, David Brock's pro-Clinton site that takes credit for injecting the idea of false equivalence into a critique of the media's election coverage  —  Just before 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, the first Twitter post appeared, directing users to an obscure article about a remark Donald J. Trump …
Discussion: @peterdaou
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Digital media entrepreneur Jason Calacanis discusses his newly launched, a network of eight email newsletters with topics chosen by readers  —  Jason Calacanis, who sold his company Weblogs to AOL for $30 million in 2005 and was an early investor in Uber and other tech startups, said he doesn't need to work again.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Hardwick Gazette owner Ross Connelly extends essay contest deadline to October 10, launches Kickstarter with $100K goal to make contest financially viable  —  So far, no one has wanted to buy a weekly newspaper in Vermont outright, and not enough people have submitted essays for the contest seeking a new owner.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Time Inc. unveils Life VR app with three pieces of content, will add at least one VR experience every month  —  Life magazine was iconic in its era.  Time Inc. thinks the storied brand can be rebooted for a new era — as a virtual reality app.  —  On Tuesday, Time Inc. will unveil Life VR …
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