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2:50 PM ET, September 27, 2018

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Donnelle Eller / Des Moines Register:
Trump's allegation of Chinese election interference via “propaganda ads” refers to a clearly labeled China Daily ad supplement, akin to ones run in NYT and WaPo  —  Twice Wednesday, President Donald Trump pointed to a Chinese government-backed advertising insert in the Des Moines Register …
Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
How the investigative journalism sites Bellingcat and The Insider used tips and online search techniques to identify a Salisbury novichok poisoning suspect  —  Old-school journalism and intuition are behind success of Bellingcat and The Insider sites  —  The odds of finding …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
In a rare solo news conference, Trump made clear he is never more engaged than when he is sparring with the news media that he loves to say he hates  —  Sometime after he doubted the character of George Washington ("Didn't he have a couple things in his past?"), urged a wire-service reporter …
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.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Business Insider to allow advertisers to buy its inventory programmatically across all of its European editions starting October  —  Business Insider is allowing advertisers to buy its inventory programmatically across all its European editions.  —  The Axel Springer-owned publisher …
Wallace Matthews / New York Times:
After 45 years of broadcasting matches, HBO is dropping live boxing events in 2019 following a decline in viewership  —  After 45 years, more than 1,000 fights and some of the most lucrative and controversial matches of all time, HBO is throwing in the towel on professional boxing.
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.
Alexander Fanta / European Journalism Observatory:
Study: Google's Digital News Initiative has given €115M to European journalism projects over the past three years with the majority going to legacy institutions  —  Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Google - many tech companies are involved in journalism.  A major force, however, is Google's News Initiative.
Discussion: Netzpolitik.org
Max Willens / Digiday:
The New York Post plans a paid membership program with extra services or experiences targeted at readers of its sports and gossip coverage for H1 2019  —  If you've ever wanted to go to a Yankees game with your favorite New York Post columnist, next year might be your chance.
Mike Elk / Payday Report:
Jacobin takes over and relaunches UK's Tribune in print; fired staffers say they agreed to a settlement of 70% of back wages in exchange for keeping their jobs  —  In his bid to take over the historic British left-wing magazine, The Tribune, Jacobin publisher Bhaskar Sunkara is being accused …
Discussion: The Guardian
Pew Research Center:
Pew: 82% of Democrats think news media criticism keeps politicians in line, compared with 38% of Republicans, the largest difference measured in three decades  —  While most Americans expect news will be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes, take sides
Discussion: Washington Post
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Leaked doc: Tencent Music had $400M in earnings in 2017 and projects $764M profit in 2018 on revenue of $3.1B; sources say it is seeking a $2B IPO next month  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Music, which owns China's most popular music streaming apps, is often compared to Sweden's Spotify Technology …
Discussion: TechNode
 
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