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5:15 PM ET, September 18, 2017


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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
A look at Sean Spicer's sketch at the Emmys, which a source says was Stephen Colbert's idea, and the criticism it has been met with  —  Sean Spicer makes surprise cameo at Emmys  —  Stephen Colbert had the idea to invite Sean Spicer up on stage at the Emmys on Sunday night.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Wenner Media has hired bankers to explore sale of its controlling interest in Rolling Stone; both Jann and Gus Wenner hope to stay on at the magazine  —  From a loft in San Francisco in 1967, a 21-year-old named Jann S. Wenner started a magazine that would become the counterculture bible for baby boomers.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
New initiative Report for America to pair emerging journalists with local newsrooms for one year; RFA, newsrooms, and donors split salary costs  —  Many local newsrooms have been cut to the bone so often that there's hardly any bone left.  But starting early next year, some may get the chance to rebuild, at least by one.
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Fox News confirms Laura Ingraham will host new 10PM show The Ingraham Angle, premiering Oct 30, while Hannity moves to 9PM  —  Fox News has confirmed that Laura Ingraham is set to host a primetime show on the cable news network, called The Ingraham Angle.  —  The conservative firebrand …
Danielle Turchiano / Variety:
Shonda Rhimes partners with Hearst to launch lifestyle site; it will be syndicated across Hearst properties like Cosmopolitan, ELLE, others  —  Ahead of the new seasons of her ABC #TGIT drama series “Grey's Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” …
Discussion: The Wrap, and Adweek
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Thomas Frank to cover national security and counterintelligence for BuzzFeed after he and two others resigned from CNN over retracted Russia-Scaramucci story  —  Thomas Frank, ousted after CNN retracted an article about Anthony Scaramucci's possible Russia ties, has been hired by BuzzFeed.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Hulu beats Netflix and Amazon to become the first streaming service to win in the Outstanding Drama category at the Emmys for The Handmaid's Tale  —  The digital earthquake that has shaken broadcast television has given the Emmys its first streaming drama winner, with Hulu …
Matt Yoder / Awful Announcing: has reportedly lost 88% of its audience after pivoting to video  —  Earlier this year, the Fox Sports website made a controversial decision to entirely ditch the written word as part of a “pivot to video.”  This decision to completely remake the mainstream sports website was part …
Discussion: @richarddeitsch and Real Stories
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
SEC filing: Roku more than doubles its IPO target, hopes to raise up to $252M  —  Roku Inc. set a price range for its upcoming IPO that more than doubles the amount it hopes to raise in the offering and could increase its valuation by about a third.  —  The leading maker of streaming media players …
Shani O. Hilton / BuzzFeed:
Ahead of its live morning show launch, AM to DM, BuzzFeed looks at how it uses video as an extension of its journalism  —  What we've learned about doing video and reporting, together.  —  Of all the buzzy phrases that define modern journalism, “pivot to video” is one of the few that still has a bite (unlike, say “fake news").
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Lee Rainie / Pew Research Center:
Pew survey: 61% of people ages 18-29 say they primarily watch TV via streaming services; 31% say they mostly watch via cable or satellite subscription