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1:20 PM ET, September 12, 2018


 Top News: 
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Under the EU's new copyright directive, streaming services like Amazon and Netflix will be forced to pay higher copyright fees to filmmakers  —  The European Parliament passed a wide-ranging digital copyright directive Wednesday that will give film and TV writers and directors the possibility …
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU Parliament approves controversial internet copyright law, including Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter”  —  Key provisions were amended to reduce potential harm, but critics say vote is ‘catastrophic’  —  The European Parliament has voted …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Curtis Ingraham, brother of Fox Primetime host Laura Ingraham, claims his sister was influenced by their father's alleged sympathy for Nazis  —  Curtis Ingraham wants people to know that his sister, the right-wing Fox News host Laura Ingraham, is the ultimate ‘hypocrite.’
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, and other major hosts to have regular roles on Fox Nation, the network's standalone streaming service expected Q4  —  Fox Nation will be Fox News Channel's stand-alone streaming service.  But it will feature many of the personalities …
Linda Bloodworth Thomason / Hollywood Reporter:
TV writer Linda Bloodworth Thomason, one of CBS biggest hitmakers, claims Les Moonves blacklisted her from the network for many years  —  Linda Bloodworth Thomason, one of CBS' biggest hitmakers, reveals the disgraced mogul kept her shows off the air for seven years: “People asked me for years, ‘What happened to you?’
Discussion: The Wrap, The Wrap, Jezebel and Wonkette
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris discusses Disney and ABC's reluctance to air an anti-Trump episode which led to him leaving for Netflix  —  The Emmy-nominated showrunner details the battle all of Hollywood has buzzed about, including the Spike Lee-narrated episode that led to his departure …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Before EU's top court, the EU's executive arm joined Google in opposing expanding “right to be forgotten” beyond EU; a non-binding court opinion expected Dec 11  —  European Commission argued that a global application would stretch privacy laws beyond their intended scope
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
NBC cancelled comedian Norm Macdonald's appearance on “The Tonight Show” following comments he made defending Louis C.K., others  —  NBC canceled Norm Macdonald's appearance on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday after he made comments defending several entertainers accused of wrongdoing …
Sean Burch / The Wrap:
Despite its failed bid for Fox, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says the company is still interested in making acquisitions in the video space  —  Despite its failed bid to acquire much of Fox's TV and film businesses, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts presented his company as one ready to strike …
Discussion: Variety and Multichannel News
New York Times:
US political candidates, especially those running against better-financed rivals and first time candidates, turn to viral videos over expensive advertising  —  These are not the stories that candidates usually turn to the camera and open up about in ads.  —  One talked about her father's …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
ThinkProgress alleges censorship after its story on Kavanaugh's approach to abortion was deemed “false” by the Weekly Standard, a Facebook fact-checking partner  —  Last year, Facebook announced that it would partner with The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, to “fact check” …
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 More News: 
Ed Meza / Variety:
YouTube launches a number of new shows in Germany on its subscription service, part of its international rollout of original content
Discussion: Tubefilter
Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
The BBC is launching a weekly news show on Facebook Watch, “Cut Through the Noise”, in the US in late 2018, presented mainly from its DC bureau
Kali Hays / WWD:
Sources: Condé Nast plans a campaign promoting Google's Pixel 3 phone, with the phone used as the camera for cover shoots of November magazine issues
 Earlier Picks: 
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
European creators should oppose EU proposals to force online providers to create copyright filters and limit users' ability to post links without a license
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bustle owner Bryan Goldberg has hired Amanda Hale, former chief revenue officer of The Outline, as publisher of the relaunched Gawker, likely coming early 2019
Dorothy Musariri / Press Gazette:
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says the corporation will cut some of its “less used” content to focus on services including news and sport
Discussion: The Drum
Melissa Rafferty / KAJ-TV:
Staff at Missoula's weekly independent newspaper, Missoula Independent, have been told the paper is being shut down by Lee Enterprises as of September 11
The Guardian:
The Guardian hires six audio journalists for a daily news and current affairs podcast, launching late 2018 and hosted by joint Political Editor Anushka Asthana