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3:45 PM ET, September 5, 2017


 Top News: 
tronc, inc.:
Tronc acquires outstanding interests of Daily News LP, owner of New York Daily News and  —  Expands tronc Presence as Provider of Award-Winning Content Across Ten Major U.S. Media Markets  —  Combined Digital Platform Has Over 80 Million Unique Monthly Visitors
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Source: Mort Zuckerman sold The New York Daily News to Tronc for nothing, in a bid to offload its ~$61.2M in liabilities  —  Bupkis.  —  The New York Daily News is one of the biggest newspapers in the country.  It's an influential voice in the biggest city in the country.  Earlier this year, it won a Pulitzer.
Annie Karni / Politico:
In his first post-White House gig, Sean Spicer signs with Worldwide Speakers Group; he will speak at a conference in NYC on September 11  —  President Donald Trump's former press secretary will go on the paid speaking circuit.  —  Sean Spicer is cashing in on “candor.”
Seth Gecko / New Carlisle News:
Ohio photographer Andy Grimm, of the New Carlisle News, was shot by a cop at a traffic stop after his camera and tripod were mistaken for a weapon  —  Deputy Shoots New Carlisle News Photographer  —  New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm was shot by a Clark County deputy Monday evening.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Conservative publisher Regnery to stop recognizing NYT best-seller list, meaning its writers won't be able to claim title of New York Times best-selling author  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A company that publishes books by Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and other conservative authors …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Digital Content Next, which includes The New York Times, AP, and more, calls out NRA for incendiary language that may incite violence against journalists  —  A trade group that represents The New York Times, the Associated Press and other major publishers is calling out the NRA …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Sources: Condé Nast to announce another restructuring this week, as well as heavy cuts to editorial and business teams  —  Another round of job cuts and structural changes are expected this week.  —  Condé Nast's New York office.  —  Condé Nast is expected to roll …
Discussion: Fashionista, @whatthebit and @rafat
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh, a critic of those on the right in government, shot dead at her home in northern Bengaluru  —  Noted journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in her home in Rajarajeshwarinagar area in northern Bengaluru on Tuesday night.  Unidentified men fired at least four shots …
Discussion: Hindustan Times and Times of Oman
Elaine Ramirez / Nieman Lab:
Korean incubator Mediati houses up to six media startups at a time, providing each with up to $50K in seed funding in return for a 10-15% stake  —  “When young people start working for traditional media, they lose their edge, which is why it's crucial from Mediati's point of view to recruit young people before they get corrupted."
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Apple says it is ending its ten-year-old annual Apple Music Festival in the UK and will likely concentrate on one-off events and original content efforts  —  Apple has confirmed to MBW that it will no longer be hosting the annual Apple Music Festival at London's Roundhouse.
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