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1:15 PM ET, October 1, 2018

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Abigail Geiger / Pew Research Center:
Survey: the percentage of US adults using the internet (89%), smartphones (77%), and social media (69%) has plateaued and remains nearly unchanged since 2016  —  The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Examining the lack of diversity among the White House press corps: The NYT, Politico, The WSJ, Reuters, and USA Today have no minority reporters covering Trump  —  The New York Times hired its seventh reporter to cover the White House last month, giving the newspaper one of the largest contingents of correspondents on the beat.
Eric Nuzum / Audio Insurgent:
Despite some worries about falling ad prices, podcasting audiences and ad budgets are growing as the medium matures and moves past the gold rush stage  —  What tulips, cryptocurrency, and bespoke home-delivered dog food can tell us about the resilience of audio and the madness of crowds
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix is developing a number of specials where viewers can choose their own storyline, including an upcoming episode of “Black Mirror”  —  - Sci-fi series is part of company's push into interactive shows  — Streaming service is looking for new ways to entice viewers
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
The Washington Times settles suit with Aaron Rich, brother of Seth Rich, issues retraction and deletes column; Rich to keep pursuing legal action against others  —  The Washington Times on Monday issued a lengthy retraction and apology for an editorial it published in March about Aaron Rich …
Maxwell Strachan / HuffPost UK:
Q&A with C-Span host Steve Scully on the network's “town hall” moment last Thursday, when women called in to share their stories about being sexually assaulted  —  Steve Scully has been at the network for decades.  But as he fielded call after call on Thursday, he could tell something different was happening.
Discussion: CNN, @howardmortman and AOL
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bloomberg Media's text-to-audio function, introduced in May, has become the second-most popular media type on its app, behind live TV  —  Bloomberg Media in May introduced a text-to-audio function in its app and online with the hunch that commuters would prefer to multitask while getting their news.
James Andrew Miller / Hollywood Reporter:
Jemele Hill discusses leaving ESPN, her new staff writer role at The Atlantic, and future plans: developing a TV series and podcast, and more  —  In her first interview on her high-profile exit from the Disney-owned network, Hill explains why politics made sports people nervous …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS says acting CEO Joseph Ianniello will be given “good faith consideration” for permanent role, though some see his association with Moonves as problematic  —  CBS Corp. acting CEO Joseph Ianniello will not receive extra compensation for taking on the role as CBS' interim leader following …
Discussion: TheBlaze
 
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Infowars host Alex Jones gatecrashed a panel at the Texas Tribune Festival with a bullhorn; livestream on secondary Infowars Twitter account only had 15K views
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Dutch publisher De Correspondent says its 2017 revenue was $4.5M and 94% of it came directly from readers via membership fees, donations, and book sales
H.G. Watson / JSource:
Public Policy Forum report shows the total number of newspaper articles in Canada fell by almost half in 10 years, city hall coverage has been most impacted
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