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4:20 AM ET, September 27, 2018

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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 …
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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Alison Weissbrot / AdExchanger:
AT&T consolidates its advertising businesses under the banner of Xandr, inks deals with Altice USA and Frontier to aggregate and sell their TV inventory  —  Two multibillion-dollar acquisitions and one Justice Department lawsuit later, AT&T's advertising and analytics unit finally has a name: Xandr.
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.”
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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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
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Memo: The New York Times promotes London correspondent Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura to East Africa bureau chief, starting in October
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
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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
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