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7:30 PM ET, October 1, 2018


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law  —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
California governor signs net neutrality bill, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “illegal”, into law, setting up a showdown with the FCC and ISPs  —  Justice Department sues California—Ajit Pai called state rules “illegal.”  —  California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net …
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube expands its TrueView in-stream ad format to add more extensions that let advertisers push actions like app downloads or buying movie tickets  —  YouTube is expanding the ways advertisers can connect with their audience, thanks to an expansion to its TrueView in-stream ad format …
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 …
Tom Haberstroh / Bleacher Report:
The NBA has 27M followers on Twitter and 31M on Instagram; 33 players have at least 2M followers, as obsessive posting by players leads to health concerns  —  This summer, JJ Redick wanted a reset.  —  He had been telling himself that he would do it for several years but couldn't bring himself to follow through at first.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
RIAA President Mitch Glazier criticizes Trump's new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement for shielding internet providers and tech firms from liability for piracy  —  WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump touted a revised trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada as a historic achievement …
Nielsen Newswire:
Nielsen: in Q2 2018, 24% of US homes owned a smart speaker, and the most common use, by nearly 90% of users, is to listen to music, while 68% listen to news  —  Over the last couple of decades, technology has not only evolved at a rapid pace, but has been adopted by swaths of consumers across …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders only held one on-camera briefing in September, down from five in June and August, and three in July  —  The disappearance of the White House briefing  —  President Trump is talking with the press corps all the time.
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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
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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
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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
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
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