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2:00 PM ET, October 16, 2016


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Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! shouldn't be prosecuted for covering Dakota pipeline protests because she was acting as a journalist  —  To the offending prosecutor, Ladd Erickson, who is apparently a fan  —  All Stories  —  A little over a month ago, private security guards working on behalf …
James Warren / Poynter:
Interview with Jamie Kalven on his 20K word, four-part, Chicago police corruption story, and why he ran it on The Intercept instead of Slate, Guardian, or CIR  —  CHICAGO — The Al Jazeera documentary crew was hanging out in a once-fire ravaged low-slung brick building on the edge of an underserved South Side neighborhood.
Discussion: @azmatzahra
Devin Leonard / Bloomberg:
Profile of Univision chairman Haim Saban on his plans for an IPO and his efforts to ensure Hillary Clinton is elected president  —  Haim Saban, the billionaire chairman of Univision Communications, America's largest Spanish-language media company, flew to Jerusalem in his private jet on Sept. 29 …
Discussion: Fortune
Marc Herman / Columbia Journalism Review:
How IRIN, the UN's former in-house news service, remade itself as a Swiss nonprofit to cover humanitarian crises without running into conflicts of interest  —  Syrian refugees strike on September 3, 2015.  Photo by Mstyslav Chernov, via Wikimedia Commons  —  Three years ago …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek becomes chairman after co-founder Martin Lorentzon steps down from position to become company's vice-chairman  —  A changing of the guard is underway at Spotify, the streaming music service with 40 million paying users and over 100 million overall that competes …
Discussion: @ingridlunden and Bloomberg
Kari Howard / Nieman Storyboard:
How Charlotte Magazine, with a tiny staff and freelancers, produced 12+ stories, a photo essay, and more about unrest after police shot and killed a black man  —  Editor Michael Graff talks about how his small staff refused to be just “the magazine that gives you the best restaurants and places to live” …
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Interview with WaPo reporter David Fahrenthold, on covering the Trump Foundation, learning tax law, breaking the Access Hollywood story, and more  —  The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold on the Trump Foundation, the Access Hollywood tape, and the time the candidate called him “a nasty guy.”
Discussion: @wesleylowery
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
BitTorrent says its streaming service BitTorrent Now isn't shutting down, only one co-CEO, Robert Delamar, left the company  —  Last week, Variety published a report detailing some internal turmoil at BitTorrent: the company's CEOs had both reportedly been fired, the recently-launched BitTorrent …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN's Jeff Zucker says he has no regrets about Trump coverage, though he says in hindsight the network aired too many early unedited campaign rallies  —  Jeff Zucker sleeps great at night.  —  The president of CNN said in a conversation at Harvard University on Friday that he has no regrets …
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Some celebrities are resorting to cyberbullying tactics like posting revenge porn, sharing secret phone recordings, and rallying online mobs for PR offensives  —  The Latest Celebrity Diet?  Cyberbullying  —  By AMANDA HESS  —  Secret recordings.  Revenge porn.  Sexual humiliation.
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:
Viacom special committee hires Morgan Stanley, Allen & Company, and LionTree LLC to advise on potential CBS merger  —  Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) said on Friday that it had hired financial advisers to explore a merger with CBS Corp (CBS.N) following a proposal by Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Multichannel News
Financial Times:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Twitter bid: “In this case we've walked away. It wasn't the right fit for us”; Twitter shares down over 5% on news  —  CEO Benioff says messaging platform is not ‘right fit’ for his cloud company  —  The boss of has ruled out his company …
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