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9:00 PM ET, October 19, 2016


 Top News: 
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Gabe Sherman to work on TV mini-series about Roger Ailes with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy  —  LOS ANGELES — The former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is coming back to television, but perhaps not in a way he will like.  —  The writer-director Tom McCarthy, whose journalism drama …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
A.G. Sulzberger, son of NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., appointed deputy publisher of The New York Times after recommendation of seven-member committee  —  The New York Times brought a new generation of the Sulzberger family into its top ranks on Wednesday, naming Arthur Gregg Sulzberger the deputy publisher.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google reaches deal with CBS to carry network on Unplugged web TV service on YouTube, to debut early 2017; talks ongoing with 21st Century Fox, Disney  —  New service, to be housed on YouTube platform, is likely to debut in early 2017  —  Google Inc. has reached an agreement …
USA Today:
Internal memo: WSJ owner Dow Jones plans restructuring after ad slump, including “rationalizing” print, making paper “more concise and digestible” soon  —  The company that owns the Wall Street Journal is reportedly preparing a restructuring plan following a revenue slump and a tussle with a newsroom union.
Fears grow that the AP and other news orgs could face a cyber attack on or near election day, with debate moderators being briefed on cyber security by the FBI  —  A hack on the AP and its results tally could have chaos-inducing consequences.  —  Despite spending hundreds of millions …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Fast Company
Ken Fang / Awful Announcing:
Sports Illustrated launches The Crossover, a site focused on the NBA, with lead editor Matt Dollinger  —  The latest  — Music DJ/producer claims FS1's The Herd stole his song for a promo  — Lack of Big 12 expansion shows who really holds the power in college football
Discussion:,, and FishbowlNY
Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon did not deny rumors of a Trump TV network when asked, replying that Trump is an “entrepreneur”  —  Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon says Donald Trump is “the master of the head fake.”  —  According to Bannon, the news that President Obama's Trump …
Discussion: Mediaite and BuzzFeed
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Snapchat to stop sharing ad revenue with media partners within weeks, will change to up-front flat licensing fee as it prepares for 2017 IPO  —  Evan Spiegel has a new deal for “Discover” publishers: We pay you up front, and we keep all the ad money. … Snapchat says it's done sharing with media companies.
Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
From Billy Bush to People Magazine, the media knew Donald Trump was a sexual abuser - but enabled him with sycophantic coverage anyways  —  Sleazy?  Well, duh.  Donald's been a lout for three decades, but a sycophantic news business willingly built him up until, with some help …
Discussion: AOL
Ad Age:
Sources: Pinterest building an Explore channel for publishers and brands to create multimedia posts, to test ad revenue potential with integrated video ad units  —  Pinterest is building a new media channel for publishers and brands to create videos and multimedia posts, according to advertisers familiar with the plans.
Discussion: @themehulpatel and @garettsloane
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Energy returns to Fox News after Ailes scandal as Chris Wallace prepares to moderate presidential debate  —  LAS VEGAS — A flashy broadcast studio is making its debut at Fox News on Election Night, with LED floors and a sweeping view of Manhattan through bulletproof glass.
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
David Bunnell, founder of PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld, and a social activist, died Tuesday in Berkeley, CA, at age 69
New York Times:
How the Cubs-Dodgers National League playoff ignited a feud between between the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, which are owned by the same company
Discussion: Curbed LA - All
Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed UK profit was $677K in 2015, up from $172K in 2014; company assets, including cash on hand, quadruple to $9.8M over last year, revenue remains unclear
Pulitzer Prizes open all journalism categories to magazines, due to expansion of digital journalism and overlap in work of newspapers, magazines, websites
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David Bond / Financial Times:
After cutting its print edition, The Independent becomes profitable for first time in 23 years, with digital ad rev up 45% YoY, 2016 revenue of £20M expected
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Univision Signs Deal With BroadbandTV to Manage YouTube Channels
Discussion: RAIN News and Adweek
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Journalists face rise in anti-Semitic tweets, fueled by Trump supporters, Anti-Defamation League says