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9:10 AM ET, September 8, 2017


 Top News: 
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Sen. Mark Warner and experts raise idea of regulating political ad spending on Facebook similar to broadcast radio and TV  —  Facebook is facing a new push to reveal how its vast power is being used after it disclosed that roughly $100,000 worth of political ads were purchased on its platform …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook needs to acknowledge its power, including through paid-for disinformation, during the US election  —  What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump's win.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Graydon Carter plans to step down as Vanity Fair's editor in December, ending 25-year tenure  —  Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, plans to step down from the magazine in December after a 25-year tenure, leaving the role that established him as a ringmaster of the glittery spheres of Hollywood, Washington and Manhattan media.
David Kamp / Vanity Fair:
A tribute to Graydon Carter, a natural mentor with a gift for endless invention, who made Vanity Fair a trusted, authoritative voice  —  “This is the best job you're ever going to have.”  —  Oh, bittersweet day: the Grexit is upon us.  Among those of us who have worked with Graydon Carter for a long time …
Discussion: New York Times and
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on its new service when it launches in late 2019  —  - Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on the new Disney streaming platform when it launches in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney's Iger: ESPN streaming service arriving in spring may include a la carte pricing like iTunes; main entertainment service will include 5 original movies  —  LOS ANGELES — Disney's two planned streaming services took clearer shape on Thursday, as the entertainment giant vowed to bring …
Discussion: Business Insider and CNBC
Pew Research Center:
Pew 2017 study of news use on social media: 55% of US people aged 50+ get news on social sites, up 10% YoY; Twitter users who get news on site up 15% YoY to 74%  —  As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Economist is increasingly using Asian chat app Line, which can drive as much traffic as Facebook, by posting a diverse range of stories to its ~1M followers  —  Since starting to post to the popular Asian app Line in January 2016, The Economist has grown its following to nearly 1 million in several countries.
Discussion: @digiday
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Freelancers sue Ebony magazine, claiming $70,000 in unpaid work  —  Ebony, a monthly lifestyle magazine targeting African-Americans, was first published in November 1945.  Take a look at some of the covers from the magazine's long history.  —  A group of 38 Ebony freelancers filed a lawsuit …
UK's Trinity Mirror, publisher of Daily Mirror, says it is in talks to acquire all publishing assets of Daily Express owner Northern & Shell  —  The owner of the Daily Mirror has said it is in talks to buy the owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star.  —  Trinity Mirror hopes to buy …
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun, many with celebrities; next round of cases expected in January  —  Settlement with celebrities including Les Dennis and Samia Ghadie means Murdoch publisher will avoid phone-hacking trial
Discussion: @sunapology
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Fullscreen lays off 3% of staff, mostly from its subscription video service, as it focuses on original programming
Discussion: VideoInk and Variety
New York Post:
Hulk Hogan's lawyer Charles Harder files defamation suit against Jezebel and others for a 2016 story that quoted women saying a support group was a cult
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook will be exclusive live stream partner for new Paladins Premier League, with weekly Paladins Esports Show on Watch and more
Discussion: Forbes
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Scribd partners with New York Times to offer US students a $1.87/week bundle and will share any revenue
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu partner to offer both services in a bundle to US students for $4.99/month, will offer other bundles to more customers in future
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Tab Media, which runs The Tab and and lifestyle website Babe, raises $6M from News Corp. and Balderton Capital to produce more original content, more
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Facebook is undermining its fact checking efforts by withholding data from its media partners, citing user privacy, such as which false stories are most popular
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Roma Khanna, formerly of MGM Television and NBCUniversal, is named CEO of Sean Combs' Revolt TV, which is backed by Comcast
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter