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2:00 PM ET, September 15, 2018


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Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Q&A with New York Review of Books Editor Ian Buruma who defends running Jian Ghomeshi's piece and why the allegations against Ghomeshi aren't Buruma's “concern”  —  Well before the world associated the phrase #MeToo with sexual assault, Jian Ghomeshi was a popular Canadian radio host and musician.
Frida Garza / Jezebel:
The New York Review of Books publishes a story by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi on his experience being accused and controversially acquitted of sexual assault  —  On Friday, the New York Review of Books published “Reflections on a Hashtag,” the cover story for its October print issue …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Jemele Hill, who drew criticism when she called Trump a white supremacist on Twitter in 2017, confirms she is leaving ESPN  —  Jemele Hill, the outspoken sports journalist and commentator who took sparked a massive controversy for the Walt Disney-owned cable network when she called President Donald Trump a …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Transcript of conversation between Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Jay Rosen: on news, impartiality, abuse, misinformation, bad actors, and hiring an ombudsman  —  Dorsey says “we have definitely been gamed” by bad-faith actors and doesn't expect that Twitter will ever build a “perfect antidote.”
Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
Under Trump, getting an O-1B visa, reserved for creative work, like journalists, has become a more difficult, unpredictable and at times, hostile process  —  Image via Pixabay.  —  A young science journalist went recently to a US Consulate in Germany to finalize her visa to work in America.
Sonia Elks / Reuters:
IWMF and TrollBusters survey of ~600 female journalists: two-thirds face online harassment or threats, nine in ten see a rise in physical and online abuse  —  LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female journalists are facing a “relentless” barrage of attacks and harassment …
Discussion: @clancyreports
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
By handing off power of fact-checking to third parties and providing no guidance, Facebook opens the door to battles like ThinkProgress vs The Weekly Standard  —  ThinkProgress vs. The Weekly Standard.  Here's a mini-saga that encompasses many of the things we argue about now.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
A look at The Weather Channel's “green screen immersive studio”, which allows it to bring extreme weather to life through immersive demonstrations  —  AT A CERTAIN point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics.  A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud.
Max Mason / Financial Review:
Sources: News Corp is cutting about 30 editorial jobs across its Australian titles, including The Australian, the Herald Sun, and The Daily Telegraph  —  Share via Email  —  Post on facebook wall  —  Post to Linkedin  —  News Corporation is taking the axe to its Australian publications …
Discussion: Mumbrella
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Tencent-backed content aggregator Qutoutiao closes up 128% after raising $84M in its IPO, the biggest first-day increase of a significant US IPO in 2018  —  - ‘Fun Headlines’ news aggregator rises as much as 191 percent  — Downsized, bottom-range IPO leads to biggest first-day rise
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Cherie Hu / Billboard:
MusicWatch: paid music streaming subscribers surpass 50M in US, nearly double end of 2016 numbers, with ~20M separate users sharing but not paying for access
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Lars Brandle / Billboard:
A trade group for Australian music labels says total music sales rose 6% to A$195.6M in 2018's first half, with the digital sector rising 14.2% to A$162.5M
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Abusive media moguls shaped a misogynistic culture with damage far beyond specific cases of sexual harassment
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Sources: Jim Nelson, EIC of GQ, is leaving the Condé Nast magazine he has led since 2003 and will be replaced by Will Welch, EIC of GQ Style
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Snapchat enlists 20 news partners including CNN and NBC to create Curated Our Stories, or curated stories with user-generated content in the Discover section