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9:20 AM ET, October 6, 2016


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Sources: Google will not make a Twitter bid and Apple also an unlikely suitor; Twitter's stock down about 10% after hours  —  Amid speculation, the tech giants have other aims  —  According to sources close to the situation, Google does not currently plan to make a bid for Twitter.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Disney will not bid for Twitter, leaving Salesforce as the last potential bidder  —  Cross another potential Twitter buyer off the list: Disney isn't pursuing a bid for the social platform, either.  —  Sources familiar with Disney, which was mulling a possible Twitter purchase last week …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter board consulting advisers on how to deal with internal disagreement over possible sale, with Ev Williams in favor of and Dorsey against it  —  A few days before Twitter's Sept. 8 board meeting, as the company's finance team readied a presentation, it received conflicting directions on a crucial question.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity trade insults over their divergent approaches to covering Trump, the latest example of a widening ideological rift inside Fox News  —  Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity, who have back-to-back shows on Fox News, have a sharp difference of opinion about Donald Trump.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
The Atlantic endorses Clinton, its third endorsement in 159 years, but the impact of editorials against Trump remains unclear  —  The Atlantic magazine has made only two presidential endorsements in its 159-year history: one for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and one for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
Cora Lewis / BuzzFeed:
Fusion's newsroom prepares to unionize with Writers Guild of America, East; management sends email saying move “would not be beneficial” for staff or company  —  Update: Management responds with company-wide email stating unionization “would not be beneficial for you or Fusion.”
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Nielsen: vice presidential debate drew 37.2M viewers across nine TV channels, the lowest number since the 2000 Cheney-Lieberman debate  —  Tuesday night's vice presidential debate drew a smaller audience than the VP debates in 2012 and 2008, according to overnight Nielsen ratings.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
BuzzFeed attacked by hacker group OurMine after publishing story identifying a member; group alters articles, claims to have seized database, threatens release  —  A number of BuzzFeed posts were vandalized by hackers this morning in apparent retaliation for a story that claimed to expose a member of their group.
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight, where data-driven political journalism attracted 10M unique visitors last month  —  On a Monday night in September, 2,000 people gathered at a theater off Times Square to watch five political journalists sit on a stage and talk about polls.
David Kroman / Crosscut:
How the staff and community of Seattle public radio saved KPLU, now KNKX radio, by raising $8M in six months to buy its independence  —  Ariel Van Cleave was somewhere in Montana, driving from Ohio toward her new job with the Seattle-based public radio station KPLU, when her cellphone rang.
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