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12:50 PM ET, October 18, 2016


 Top News: 
Erin McCann / New York Times:
State prosecutor Ladd Erickson says other charges could still be brought against Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, claims she's a protester  —  The radio journalist Amy Goodman spent the weekend with the threat of a riot charge hanging over her, arising from protests over a planned oil pipeline in North Dakota.
Sam Levin / Guardian:
Judge rejects riot charges for journalist Amy Goodman after oil pipeline protest  —  Authorities had issued a warrant for her arrest after Democracy Now! host filmed guards for the Dakota access pipeline using dogs and pepper spray on protesters  —  A North Dakota judge rejected prosecutors' …
New York Daily News:   New York Daily News promotes Pulitzer-winning Editorial Page Editor Arthur Browne to editor-in-chief; Eric Gertler becomes Co-Chairman, Co-Publisher
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Gavin Purcell, Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show producer, joins Vox Media in newly-created position of head of video  —  As Vox's head of video, Purcell will lead video strategy for the online publisher's eight brands, including The Verge, SB Nation and Eater.  —  After two years helping turn …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK's Press Association's EIC says the news agency is to start exploring the use of robot journalists to produce stock market reports, sports, election coverage  —  Press Association is to begin looking at using robot journalists to report some sport and news stories in the next few months.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Sue D'Emic replaces Jeff Bairstow as executive VP and CFO of Time Inc.  —  A major shuffling of the leadership deck has come to Time Inc. Sue D'Emic is replacing Jeff Bairstow as executive vp and CFO and three other execs are taking on additional duties.  —  Bairstow had served as Time Inc.'s CFO since 2013.
Discussion: Folio
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
BuzzFeed is doubling the size of its London office to house two new studios, with a focus on developing sponsored video content  —  BuzzFeed's shift to video is taking hold in its U.K. operations.  The digital media company is doubling the size of its London office so it can house two new studios …
Discussion: @jamesrbuk and @digiday
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Billy Bush's Departure From ‘Today’ Is Now Official  —  As of Monday, Billy Bush is no longer with NBC's “Today” show, the program's supervising executive said in a note to staffers.  —  “Billy Bush will be leaving the Today show's 9 a.m. hour, effective today,” said Noah Oppenheim …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
People Magazine to publish story this week, with on-the-record sources corroborating reporter Natasha Stoynoff's claim Trump sexually assaulted her in 2005  —  People magazine is planning to put forth more accounts to corroborate the story of a former People reporter who said Donald Trump sexually assaulted …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vimeo launches digital storefront selling TV shows to consumers in 150 countries in partnership with Lionsgate, adds Starz to its lineup  —  Vimeo officially launched its new global television storefront Tuesday in partnership with Lionsgate, offering the studio's TV series including …
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Rolling Stone deleted an article about the NBA and domestic violence on Friday, after the NBA disputed a number of assertions in the piece  —  Rolling Stone quietly removed an online article about the NBA and domestic violence on Friday, two days after it was published, POLITICO has learned.
Tyler Kingkade / BuzzFeed:
Interview with UVA dean about school's stance on sexual assault to be allowed in Rolling Stone libel case as the magazine tries to prove it acted without malice
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
If Vice News Tonight's stylized interpretation of the news draws more interest to current events, it will be a worthwhile addition to the media landscape
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Telegraph overhauls its news app, with 60K MAUs, to be faster; to reach a wider audience it's no longer subscription-based and is free to download
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