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10:25 AM ET, October 17, 2016

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Mi-Ai Parrish / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Republic responds to those who harassed its staff and issued death threats after newspaper endorsed Clinton  —  What is the correct response to these threats?  Today, I offer you a few.  —  As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it's unusual to find myself speechless.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump goes beyond claiming media bias to instead blame media for a “rigged” election, adopting the Breitbartian view of institutional conspiracy  —  Republicans have complained about media bias for decades.  But Donald Trump, whose attacks on the press are escalating …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Beyond the election, newsrooms need to consider why so many on the right don't trust them  —  It sure does get exhausting working for the global corporate media conspiracy.  —  The hours are horrible (my kingdom for a weekend off).  You never know what the puppet masters are going to order up next.
Discussion: @cindyolson and @warrenleighttv
Financial Times:
Sources: Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner approached Aryeh Bourkoff, founder of investment bank LionTree, about setting up a Trump TV network post-election  —  Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has informally approached one of the media industry's top dealmakers about the prospect …
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Chris Pomorski / Tablet Magazine:
Profile of Jared Kushner, real-estate scion, owner of The New York Observer, and Donald Trump's son-in-law, adviser, and surrogate  —  In New York City, the second week of August 2006 was warm and mostly rainless, hospitable to the sort of al fresco promenades that often accompany film premieres.
Discussion: @petersterne
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 …
RT:
RT's UK bank accounts blocked, says EIC Margarita Simonyan; Russian Foreign Minister accuses UK of abandoning commitment to protect freedom of speech  —  RT UK's bank accounts have been blocked, RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan reported.  Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova reacted …
Discussion: Guardian and Mashable
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Chairwoman Sandra Mims Rowe explains why The Committee to Protect Journalists broke its own rule about getting involved in politics to protest Trump  —  For decades, Sandra Mims Rowe was a rigorous newspaper editor who demanded deep reporting from the journalists she led.
Discussion: Guardian
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
The Atlantic tells 8.5% of its unique visitors who use ad-blockers to whitelist website, or pay $3.99 a month for ad-free version, starting Monday  —  The Atlantic would like to figure out a way to make some money off of the 8.5% of unique visitors to the magazine's website who use an ad-blocker.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Wall Street Journal
Sophia Harris / CBC News:
As Netflix successfully enforces geographic restrictions, unblocking services like uFlix, Unblock-Us, and UnoTelly are giving up  —  Some unblocking companies that help customers hop Netflix borders are in retreat  —  Netflix may be emerging victor in its declared war on virtual border hoppers.
Toni Monkovic / New York Times:
Profile of Decision Desk HQ, a four-year-old group of volunteers that reports US election results; group will join Buzzfeed on Twitter's election night coverage  —  For almost a decade, Brandon Finnigan, a conservative blogger and elections data enthusiast, had obsessed about Republican failures in Pennsylvania in presidential races.
Discussion: @buzzfeedben and @decisiondeskhq
 
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Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter is a media company where millions create content for news cycles, and its stock price and potential buyers should reflect that reality
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
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
Discussion: @azmatzahra
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek becomes chairman after co-founder Martin Lorentzon steps down from position to become company's vice-chairman
Discussion: @ingridlunden
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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
Discussion: Fortune
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Interview with WaPo reporter David Fahrenthold, on covering the Trump Foundation, learning tax law, breaking the Access Hollywood story, and more
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
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
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:
Viacom special committee hires Morgan Stanley, Allen & Company, and LionTree LLC to advise on potential CBS merger
Discussion: Bloomberg and Multichannel News
 

 
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Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

André Beganski / Decrypt:
The US House passes the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, which would create a regulatory framework for digital assets

 
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