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12:40 PM ET, October 17, 2016

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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: @tabletmag and @toddgitlin
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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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.
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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Guardian:
UK Treasury denies any involvement in NatWest Bank decision to shut down RT's bank accounts  —  British government denies involvment as NatWest closes accounts of Moscow's main instrument of propaganda in English-speaking world  —  Russia has angrily accused Britain of trampling on freedom …
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Mashable appoints its first executive editor, former Vocativ Editor-in-Chief and Gawker editor Jessica Coen  —  Mashable, the 11-year-old publisher of news and entertainment content, has hired Jessica Coen as executive editor, it was announced Monday morning.
Discussion: @jessicacoen, Thanks:@steverubel
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.
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.
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Fox News anchor Shep Smith discusses the network's post-Ailes future and the charges of sexual harassment brought against his former boss  —  “The long look of history is going to be necessary, and I don't think it will reflect well on this time," Smith says, “or on the voters' ability …
 
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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
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