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7:15 PM ET, September 23, 2016


 Top News: 
Sources: Twitter may receive formal bid shortly, suitors said to include Salesforce and Google  —  Twitter has received expressions of interest from several technology companies and may receive a formal bid shortly, sources said.  —  The social media company is engaged in conversations …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it overestimated average video viewing time metric by 60%-80% for 2 years, according to information Publicis Media says it obtained from Facebook  —  Social network miscalculated the average time users spent watching videos on its platform  —  Big ad buyers and marketers …
David Fischer / Facebook:
Facebook VP of advertising David Fischer explains video metric miscalculation, apologizes, says the mistake had no impact on billing  —  Many of you may have seen the reports about our video metric miscalculation - I want to provide further clarity on the issue.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Verge founding team member Chris Ziegler took a job at Apple two months before leaving the website; internal review finds no impact on editorial decisions  —  Hey everyone — there have been questions about Chris Ziegler and his absence from The Verge in the past few weeks.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge rules UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo is a limited-purpose public figure, making it harder to prove defamation in a lawsuit against Rolling Stone  —  The court has found that UVA dean Nicole Eramo is a limited-purpose public figure and will face a higher bar in proving the story defamed her.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Media reporter Paul Farhi asks readers to stop referring to “the media”, an imprecise, unfair, lazy smear  —  To: Everyone From: Paul Farhi  —  Folks, I know a lot of you don't like the people who work in my chosen profession, the news business.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
While tabloids like TMZ do great with scoops like Pitt-Jolie divorce they must rely on other revenue streams like online gambling, celebrity tours, and TV shows  —  High quality global journalism requires investment.  Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article.
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Ian Burrell / The Drum:
The Lad Bible, one of the UK's fastest growing news sites, hires 16-year-old paid apprentices to bolster editorial operation and help plan strategy
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Sources: DirecTV Now to become AT&T's primary video delivery platform, eliminating need for a cable hookup or satellite dish for broadband users in five years
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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Inside the final days of Roger Ailes at Fox News: an army of lawyers and advisers, the internal investigation, and power shifts among the Murdochs
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Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
USA Today suspends columnist Glenn Reynolds for one month
Yuyu Chen / Digiday:
How Huffington Post uses WeChat and Line: two accounts in English and the local language catering to different reading preferences; video works best on Line
Keegan Hamilton / VICE News:
Contrasting scenarios in Tulsa and Charlotte after police shootings highlight the differences in government approaches to public access to police video
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