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10:00 AM ET, September 28, 2018


 Top News: 
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News fires contributor Kevin Jackson after tweets calling Kavanaugh accusers “lying skanks” and criticizing Christine Blasey Ford's appearance  —  Kevin Jackson said that Christine Blasey Ford should stop “opening her legs.”  —  Radio host and Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson referred …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Kavanaugh hearings were a rare collective civic moment as every major network suspended regular coverage and people called C-SPAN to share their reactions  —  The Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh unspooled over nearly nine hours on Thursday …
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Washington Post and CNNMoney
Aaron Williams / Washington Post:
A comparison of the lower-third chyrons displayed on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox during the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing sheds light on how they interpreted it  —  As Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford gave their testimony in a hearing that spanned more than six hours on Thursday …
Columbia Journalism Review:
The effects of the media pursuit of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford show the urgent need for journalists to examine their own behavior and ethics  —  Professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Print readers don't migrate online and read much more content than online ones, according to a study of The Independent's audience after it went online-only  —  A new study of The Independent's 2016 shift to online-only finds that its print readership didn't move to digital when the newspaper did.
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
A look at the many ways Apple's Shazam acquisition, the app's data on its 150M users, and its R&D team can bolster Apple Music in its fight against Spotify  —  The MBW Review offers our take on some of the music biz's biggest recent goings-on.  This time, Murray Stassen takes a gander …
Discussion: TechNode
CBS to open a 260,000 square foot TV and film studio in Canada mid-2019, with six sound stages, production offices, and other facilities  —  - Site near Toronto is largest for U.S. broadcaster in Canada  — TV production is rising in Canada, making space harder to find
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank and KKR plan to invest in Jinri Toutiao parent company Bytedance as it seeks to raise $3B in its latest round at a valuation of ~$75B  —  Bytedance, owner of China's most popular news-aggregation app, is looking to raise $3 billion  —  Global investors including SoftBank …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sources: media startup Tech In Asia, which runs a blog and events business in Southeast Asia, laid off a third of its staff in July after canceling planned ICO  —  Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall.
Barbara Allen / Poynter:
The Oklahoman announces it has been sold to GateHouse Media and immediately lays off 37 staffers, with an estimate of 15 staffers from the newsroom  —  The Oklahoman Media Company, the state's biggest, announced today that it was being sold to GateHouse Media — and laid off 37 staffers.
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Max Willens / Digiday:
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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
Justin Milne, chairman of Australian broadcaster ABC, resigns after reports he demanded journalists be fired because the government didn't like their stories