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3:20 PM ET, October 1, 2017


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Jonathan Kandell / New York Times:
S.I. Newhouse Jr., Publishing Icon Who Ran Condé Nast, Dies at 89  —  S.I. Newhouse Jr., who as the owner of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest and other magazines wielded vast influence over American culture, fashion and social taste, died on Sunday at his home, a family spokesman said.
Dhrumil Mehta / FiveThirtyEight:
Compared to other US natural disasters in the past few weeks, Hurricane Maria has had less coverage online and on TV  —  While Puerto Rico suffers after Hurricane Maria, much of the U.S. media (FiveThirtyEight not excepted) has been occupied with other things: a health care bill that failed to pass …
Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Reporters face damaged infrastructure, spotty electricity and phone service, and difficulty finding gas, food, and water while covering Puerto Rico
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg's “both sides” argument is a flimsy defense of Facebook's failure to limit the spread of systematic misinformation during 2016 election  —  Responding to President Trump's tweet this week that “Facebook was always anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook …
Tim Wu / Knight First Amendment Institute:
The First Amendment fails to protect speech from new tactics like information flooding and online harassment, especially when government aligns with trolls  —  The First Amendment was a dead letter for much of American history.  Unfortunately, there is reason to fear it is entering a new period of political irrelevance.
Bill Shea / Crain's Detroit Business:
Founders of The Athletic, a network of ad-free paywalled sports sites with $48/year subscriptions, say they need 10,000-12,000 subs per city to be profitable  —  - The Athletic Detroit launched in June  — Co-founder says site could be profitable within a year  — Paywall site is hiring major journalists
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI does not have to reveal the name of a vendor that unlocked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, judge rules in FOIA lawsuit filed by Vice, USA Today, and AP  —  A federal judge has ruled that the FBI does not have to make public how much it paid last year to unlock an iPhone used …
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at Apple's video content strategy: slow and deliberate approach led by experienced ex-TV execs who pass on most scripts and bid on high profile shows  —  The world's biggest company is officially taking meetings as everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Steven Spielberg salivates over selling the first big show.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Center for Cooperative Media catalogs 44 ongoing collaborations across 500+ newsrooms, mostly in the US but also in Europe  —  Among the cool collaborative journalism projects of the last couple years: the Panama Papers, Electionland.  The Center for Cooperative Media …
Jacqueline Williams / New York Times:
Australian Parliament expected to pass legislation eliminating separation of print and broadcast companies, critics cite consolidation and political favors  —  SYDNEY, Australia — Most of Australia's newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters are controlled by only a handful of owners …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources: Facebook is sharing its data with Google as the search giant reviews potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election  —  Google is also set to meet with congressional investigators in the coming weeks.  —  Facebook has shared some details about the Russian-operated profiles …
Sources: Russian Internet Research Agency linked to one fake Twitter account and one fake Facebook account using “blacktivist” name; FB account had 360K likes
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
DC firm FactSquared removes 15 hours of audio of Howard Stern interviews with Trump from YouTube, SoundCloud after DMCA notice, keeps transcripts on  —  “This is the only public version of a massive quarter century trove of interviews.”  —  A Washington, DC startup that recently posted …
Discussion: Techdirt and @johnmcquaid
Charlotte Gao / The Diplomat:
China's Weibo announces it is hiring 1000 “supervisors” to censor content on the service  —  Weibo asks that each supervisor censor no less than 200 pieces of content per month  —  As Chinese authorities are fiercely cracking down on the internet, China's top social media platform Weibo doing its best to stay in line.
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