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6:40 PM ET, September 4, 2018

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Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Trump Threatens NBC's License Over ‘Highly Unethical Conduct’ on Spiked Harvey Weinstein Story  —  President Donald Trump directed his ire once again at NBC News, this time calling them out for their handling of Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein reporting, and threatening their broadcast license.
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Axios:
Memo: Andy Lack defends NBC News' decision not to publish Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein, says Farrow's NBC draft lacked on-the-record sources  —  In an internal memo sent Monday, NBC News chairman Andy Lack defended the organization's decision not to publish Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The New Yorker's David Remnick says he won't interview Steve Bannon at The New Yorker Festival: “I've changed my mind. There is a better way to do this”  —  Updated to note that Remnick, after hearing the backlash, has reconsidered his decision and proposes to interview Bannon in a non-festival setting.
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Sopan Deb / New York Times:
Steve Bannon calls David Remnick “gutless” for rescinding invitation to the New Yorker Festival; correspondence shows talk had been planned for two months  —  Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, will no longer appear as a headliner at this year's New Yorker Festival …
Erin Nyren / Variety:
Before The New Yorker reversed course, Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey, and others said they wouldn't attend The New Yorker Festival if Steve Bannon was included
Chuck Todd / The Atlantic:
After a 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Roger Ailes, it's time for journalists to start fighting back by showcasing and defending their reporting  —  A nearly 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Fox News's Roger Ailes, has left many Americans distrustful of media outlets.
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
The human cost of Facebook's rise in the Philippines, where the truth no longer matters, propaganda is ubiquitous, lives are wrecked, and people die as a result  —  In August 2016, a handful of crude images began circulating widely throughout Facebook's Filipino community …
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: since last month's Facebook and YouTube ban, Infowars' audience has dropped by roughly half to about 715,000 daily site visits and video views  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After Silicon Valley internet giants mostly barred Alex Jones from their services last month, traffic to his Infowars website …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic launches new vertical called Ideas, led by the magazine's former Politics Editor Yoni Appelbaum  —  A new destination for incisive and intelligent analysis, essays, and commentary  —  What does it mean for The Atlantic—a magazine that has always emphasized the importance of ideas …
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO is broadcasting its first ever non-English drama, an Italian adaption of an Elena Ferrante novel, this November  —  The network's first-ever non-English series, produced with Italy's RAI network, is the adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel following the friendship of two girls growing up in 1950s Naples.
Discussion: @hadas_gold
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The Outline has laid off all of its remaining six staff writers, with seemingly only editors left on the site's full-time editorial staff  —  The Outline, the Joshua Topolsky-founded culture website, laid off the last of its staff writers today.  On Twitter, one staff writer, Paris Martineau, announced the shakeup.
 
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Nick Kostov / Wall Street Journal:
WPP net sales for North American ad agencies dropped 3.3% over three months ending June 30 as budgets continue to shift to less traditional media
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Cara Buckley / New York Times:
TV execs try to diversify writers' rooms but find few experienced writers of color to fill key roles due to years of discrimination and low entry-level pay
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Organizers in newsrooms at Tronc's Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot and small sister publications are asking Tronc for immediate voluntary union recognition
WashPostPR / Washington Post:
Madhulika Sikka, former exec editor at NPR News, is joining the Washington Post as executive producer, in charge of new daily podcast launching in late 2018
Discussion: @madhulikasikka
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Ryan Christopher Jones / New York Times:
Photojournalists covering the opioid crisis tend toward sensationalist images, perpetuate the “war on drugs” class warfare, and fail to maintain users' humanity
Sam Bradley / The Drum:
Interview with FremantleMedia VP Sam Glynne on repackaging for digital platforms, trialing Facebook Watch, new revenue channels, and globalizing content
Kate Lyons / The Guardian:
BBC's Rob Burley defends the selection of an all female panel for the first episode of lunchtime political discussion program Politics Live
Reuters:
Myanmar judge finds Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of breaching the colonial-era law on state secrets, sentences them to seven years in prison