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2:15 PM ET, September 10, 2018


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CBS Corporation:
Moonves out from CBS, $20M to be donated to #MeToo orgs out of his severance; COO Joseph Ianniello to become acting CEO; CBS and National Amusements to settle  —  Leslie Moonves Departs as Chairman and CEO; Joseph Ianniello, COO, Appointed President and Acting CEO
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Six more women accuse CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual harassment or assault in incidents that occurred between the 1980s and early 2000s  —  Members of the board of the CBS Corporation are negotiating with the company's chairman and C.E.O., Leslie Moonves, about his departure.
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Wall Street Journal:
CBS-National Amusements deal replaces six CBS board members; NAI agrees it won't pursue a merger between CBS and Viacom for roughly two years  —  Company settles legal disputes with controlling shareholder National Amusements  —  CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves …
Les Moonves will get a severance package of up to $120M if independent investigation can't substantiate allegations against him
Discussion: New York Post and Deadline
BuzzFeed News:
How WhatsApp's popularity in India has fundamentally changed communication norms, exacerbating misinformation sharing, as many only get news through the app  —  In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp.  Then they beat five strangers to death.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Pew: despite changes to News Feed, Facebook remains the dominant source of news for US adults, with two-thirds getting their news from social media  —  Lots of news on social media?  Yep.  Lots of accurate news on social media?  Nope: That's the mindset of the typical U.S. news consumer in 2018 …
Discussion: Pew Research Center and The Wrap
Kali Hays / WWD:
Sources: Glamour Magazine could go all-digital as early as next year, as print and digital subscriptions fell 15% YoY to 8.6M  —  The 80-year-old magazine could cease its print format come next year.  —  ANOTHER ONE TO SWITCH?  It sounds like Glamour could be the next Condé Nast title set to say goodbye to print.
Discussion: Fashionista and Digiday
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
A cartoon about Serena Williams published in Australia's Herald Sun newspaper has been slammed as racist by many, including J.K. Rowling and Kathy Griffin  —  A cartoon published in Australia's Herald Sun of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open over the weekend is causing an uproar …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Newspapers in Kansas City, Miami, Raleigh, and Dallas have rolled out sports-only subscriptions to compete with sports-news sites like The Athletic  —  With sports-news subscription sites like The Athletic blossoming across the U.S., some newspapers are carving out sports-only digital subs of their own.
New York Times:
NYT Op-Ed Editor James Dao answers questions about anonymous op-ed on Trump: “senior administration official” is a broad category, writer's motives were weighed  —  The New York Times's Opinion desk published an Op-Ed by an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration on Wednesday.
Christopher A. Bail / New York Times:
Researcher, citing a study he co-authored, says that forcing Twitter users to encounter political views they disagree with can increase political polarization  —  On social media, encountering opposing views can make people become even more wedded to their own.  —  Mr. Bail is a sociologist.
Discussion: Quartz and Fortune, more at Techmeme »
Kainaz Amaria / Vox:
The toxic culture of photojournalism hasn't kindled its own MeToo moment because the industry is dominated by men at every level and at nearly every institution  —  Amid sexual harassment allegations, a legendary photographer just resigned from a prestigious — and troubled — agency.
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Apple wins its first Primetime Emmy award for Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke
Discussion: MacRumors and 9to5Mac
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Seven SPJ studies show that public information officers make it more difficult for journalists to access interview subjects and information
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Columbia Journalism Review:
The Boston Globe recently apologized to a female congressional candidate over its image choice; use of sexist language is on decline but still impacts readers
Anh Nguyen / The Lenfest Institute for Journalism:
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