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11:30 AM ET, September 16, 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.
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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 …
Karolle Rabarison / Online Journalism Awards:
2018 Online Journalism Awards winners include The Washington Post, ProPublica, The Marshall Project, and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting  —  AUSTIN, TEXAS — Superlative reporting on gun violence, government accountability and endangered wildlife led coverage …
Discussion: ONA18 Newsroom
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Blockchain-based journalism platform Civil to work with Color Farm Media to launch The Blackness, a long-form multimedia outlet focused on communities of color  —  Civil, the blockchain-based journalism platform, is adding a new site to its mix.  Called The Blackness, the endeavor was built …
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News:
US-based K-pop fans create dummy Spotify accounts and share them with overseas fans to continuously play songs in order to try influence Billboard's metrics  —  The Billboard charts have long been the gold standard by which musicians measure their success, but as recent tantrums by the likes …
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF and Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School help eliminate “seven dirty words” restriction policy from .US domain name registrations, reinstating fucknazis.us  —  Jeremy Rubin just wanted to speak out about the rise of white supremacist groups in the U.S. and raise some money to fight against those groups.
Amanda Whiting / Washingtonian:
A look at Cenk Uygur's path from conservative to creator of the Young Turks, where his pugnacious style is a protest against the “civility” of cable news shows  —  Establishment liberals mourn bipartisanship.  The Young Turks host thinks Washington is still too chummy.
 
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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
Discussion: @clancyreports
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
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
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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
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
Discussion: Mumbrella
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Jemele Hill, who drew criticism when she called Trump a white supremacist on Twitter in 2017, confirms she is leaving ESPN