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12:25 PM ET, October 30, 2016


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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Vine struggled to monetize and compete with Instagram and Snapchat amid executive churn, while failing to find strategic benefits for Twitter  —  Closing the loop  —  The thing about Vine becoming the internet's premiere tool for making short-form videos is that it happened almost completely by accident.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Plan to shut down Vine suggests Twitter finally recognizes itself as a news service, focusing on live, current events
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Sources: Gannett-Tronc deal talks continue; one option is selling part or all of The Los Angeles Times to Patrick Soon-Shiong  —  As Gannett's deal to buy Tronc unwound in real time Thursday, punctuated by historic one-day share price slides, those in and around the deal struggled for words to describe it.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Parent of Miami local news startup The New Tropic launches a daily email newsletter in Seattle, The Evergrey, led by Monica Guzman and Anika Anand  —  Miami is a city in flux.  Over the past five years, nearly 500,000 people have moved to South Florida, and more than 65 percent …
John Gapper / Financial Times:
NYT editor Dean Baquet says that US cable networks have blurred the line between entertainment and news this election season by pandering to partisan viewers  —  US cable news networks have played a “ridiculous” role in the presidential campaign by blurring the line between entertainment …
Rob Harvilla / The Ringer:
Profile of New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report, whose popular fake dispatches are sometimes mistaken for real news  —  Andy Borowitz, the polarizing ‘New Yorker’ columnist, is not trying to trick you.  He's just a victim of his own success—and Donald Trump's.
Turkey shuts down 15 media outlets, including key Kurdish news agencies, by decrees issued Saturday under a state of emergency  —  By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online  —  Istanbul (dpa) - Turkey shuttered 15 media outlets, including key Kurdish news agencies, and fired …
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Facebook launches election tool with information on national, state, and local candidates and issues, lets voters choose to share choices for specific races  —  November 8 is around the corner and we want to help you get the information you need to prepare for Election Day.
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Profile of Marco Chacon, founder of fake conservative news site RealTrueNews, an initially modest prank whose stories have managed to fool even Fox News  —  Marco Chacon had only spent about $20 on his conservative news website, RealTrueNews, when he heard his words in prime time on Fox News' The Kelly File.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
As print ad revenue decline accelerates, biggest newspaper companies in US brace for cost cuts, layoffs  —  The gloom began earlier this month, when Gerard Baker, the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent a memo to employees that said, in part, “every story should be as short as it needs to be.”
Andy Beckett / Guardian:
Bolstered by Brexit, UK's right-wing tabloids have reclaimed their political influence after years of stagnation and declining readership  —  But now, in Theresa May's Brexit Britain, they look more powerful than ever  —  wo years ago, when the UK had a future in the European Union …
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Larry Page or another civic-minded billionaire should buy Twitter, which serves as the highest-circulation short-form “newspaper” on earth
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Profile of Jennifer Frey, a fast-rising sports journalism star in the '90s who died at age 47 because of alcoholism