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3:05 PM ET, October 17, 2016

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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.
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.
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.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Center for Public Integrity: journalists, including The New Yorker's TV critic Emily Nussbaum, have donated $382K to Clinton's campaign, $14K to Trump's  —  Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.
RT:
RT's UK bank accounts blocked, says EIC Margarita Simonyan; Russian Foreign Minister accuses UK of abandoning commitment to protect freedom of speech  —  The UK bank servicing RT has given notice that it will close the broadcaster's accounts, without explanation.
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Yahoo:
Obama decries “wild wild west of information flow” in media, calls for reliable curation, but says “the answer is obviously not censorship”  —  Pittsburgh (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday decried America's “wild, wild west” media environment …
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.
Alex Kras:
Google AMP accused of stealing publishers traffic, by directing search traffic to cached snapshots of sites at Google-hosted URLs  —  I run my blog on WordPress with a custom theme. 6 month ago I've added support for Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) in order to provide better user experience for mobile devices.
Discussion: @randfish
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.
 
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
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Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Around 500 World of Warcraft workers vote to unionize with the CWA, bringing the number of unionized US gaming employees at Microsoft to around 1,750

 
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