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12:10 AM ET, September 27, 2018

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Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Study: Facebook lets ads target your account using info given for security purposes, like your phone number, as well as info from your friends' address books  —  Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove.
AAP:
Justin Milne, chairman of Australian broadcaster ABC, resigns after reports he demanded journalists be fired because the government didn't like their stories  —  ABC chairman Justin Milne has resigned after reports he demanded journalists be sacked because the government didn't like their stories.
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Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong calls for change in how people get news via social media: the “short attention span we're creating” is “very dangerous”  —  - Social platforms may have revolutionized how people get information, but they've also been criticized for spreading “fake news.”
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
New York magazine is partnering with a non-profit news site called The City, led by Daily News alum Jere Hester, to provide local news coverage of NYC  —  With the once robust metropolitan news coverage in New York dwindling, a new nonprofit website called The City is teaming up with New York magazine …
Kate Knibbs / The Ringer:
Inside the Chicago Tribune as it continues to struggle under parent company Tronc and faces an uncertain future amid talk of a sale  —  The media conglomerate formerly known as Tribune Publishing might yet find a savior (or several).  But Tronc's ongoing troubles paint a larger picture …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others sign up to the EU's Code of Practice, a form of voluntary self-regulation aimed at curbing the spread of fake news  —  The European Union's executive body has signed up tech platforms and ad industry players to a voluntary Code of Practice aimed at trying …
Missoulian:
Lee Enterprises reverses course, says former Gatehouse SVP Paul McArthur won't oversee four of Lee's Montana newspapers after controversy over Twitter account  —  A day after introducing a new publisher to oversee its western Montana newspapers, including the Missoulian, Lee Enterprises changed course.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
New online outlet The Salem Reporter joins local newspaper companies Pamplin and EO to form the Oregon Capital Bureau, a collaboration to cover state government  —  Four years ago, as the number of reporters covering statehouses continued shrinking, two news organizations started working together to cover state government in Oregon.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Sources at media outlets say they're seeing little to no ad revenue from Apple News despite huge traffic growth  —  The world's most valuable company is wooing the media with a human touch and a huge audience.  One thing it hasn't delivered: money.  —  In the years leading up to the 2016 U.S. election …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AMC's MoviePass competitor AMC Stubs A-List says it has signed up 380,000+ users in the three months since it launched in July  —  As MoviePass flounders and runs out of cash, AMC's competitive offering, AMC Stubs A-List, is scaling up quickly.  The theater chain announced this morning …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News settles with pundit Scottie Nell Hughes who claimed Fox blacklisted her after she alleged that she'd been raped by host Charles Payne  —  Hughes, who once appeared on the network as a pundit, made rape allegations against a Fox Business anchor.  —  As Fox News gears up to cover …
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The New York Times Company:
Memo: The New York Times promotes London correspondent Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura to East Africa bureau chief, starting in October
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Safari's Siri Suggested Websites feature promotes conspiracy sites, Holocaust deniers, and other misinformation; Apple says it removes them when notified
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Report: Google, Yandex, and other internet companies in Russia are discussing creating a database that details copyright-infringing content for easier removal
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Motherboard:
Former Facebook content moderator sues the company for allegedly failing to protect her and others as they viewed violent videos and images, says it led to PTSD
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
WaPo to expand its Arc publishing platform as a subscriptions tool sold to others, then as an ad network, aiming to own infrastructure in a similar play as AWS
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Amazon taps Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer as the first all-female team to call NFL games, as one of four audio options for games streamed to Prime subscribers
Deadline:
Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, will retire from his role at the end of the year