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10:30 AM ET, October 2, 2018


 Top News: 
Joel Pavelski / GQ:
How White House print reporters have turned into professional pundits to meet cable's nonstop demands, including new wardrobes, weight loss, and dental work  —  Thanks to the nonstop demands of cable news, the ink-stained wretches covering Trump have transformed into tightly tailored professional pundits.
Gretchen A. Peck / Editor & Publisher:
While newspapers and journalists gain audience reach with TV appearances, few receive compensation for their appearances  —  For the penultimate segment on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” each weeknight, Matthews queries his panel of journalists and pundits—often with at least one reporter representing …
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Sources: Gary Newman is in negotiations with 21st Century Fox to remain with the company and lead Fox Broadcasting post-Disney deal  —  Gary Newman is in negotiations with 21st Century Fox to remain with the company and lead the Fox Broadcasting through an anticipated transition period.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Freelance journalist Carl David Goette-Luciak was arrested and deported from Nicaragua after a “targeted online harassment campaign”  —  UK website The Canary ran an article attacking Carl David Goette-Luciak as a “novice reporter linked to the US regime-change machine” just days before he was arrested.
Hannah Storm / Poynter:
British journalist Hannah Storm, who was sexually assaulted twice while working as a freelance correspondent, discusses making the news industry safer for women  —  I exit the elevator at the wrong floor.  All the corridors in this generic international hotel look identical.  The lights are low, the air is muggy.
Brittany Shepherd / Washingtonian:
Washingtonian staff writer Brittany Shepherd on the difficulties of covering the White House as one of the few black reporters in the DC press corps  —  In September of 2017, I received what many political reporters consider the golden ticket of our field: a promotion to White House correspondent.
Wall Street Journal:
Viacom names producer and Awesomeness co-founder Brian Robbins, who is currently the president of Paramount Players, as president of Nickelodeon  —  Despite its challenges, Nickelodeon is Viacom's most successful cable channel  —  Viacom Inc. VIAB -4.53% said it has tapped producer Brian Robbins …
Erik Pedersen / Deadline:
PBS won seven awards at the annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards; HBO won for coverage of the Charlottesville rally by Vice News Tonight  —  PBS eked out the most winners at the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, held tonight in Manhattan, grabbing seven awards to edge CBS and HBO, which scored six apiece.
Discussion: Variety and Washington Post
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
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Free, ad-supported streaming services from Roku, Pluto TV, Xumo, and others attract viewers and appeal to TV manufacturers, which receive recurring ad revenue  —  Subscription services might dominate the over-the-top video market today, but free, ad-supported platforms are beginning to find …
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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
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
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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”