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5:35 PM ET, October 2, 2018


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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.
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 …
Erin Arvedlund /
The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and watchdog outlet The Caucus are joining forces to cover the state with a project called Spotlight PA  —  At a time of dwindling resources for news, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Caucus …
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
White House corrects transcript from press conference to reflect Trump insulting ABC journalist Cecilia Vega by saying that she never thinks  —  The White House on Tuesday corrected its official transcript of President Donald Trump's Monday press conference in which he insulted an ABC reporter.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and CNN
Maureen Ryan / Hollywood Reporter:
Brad Kern, a consulting producer on NCIS: New Orleans, has been fired by CBS Television Studios following a third HR probe into harassment and other allegations  —  A third investigation into the former ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ showrunner has resulted in his dismissal from the CBS procedural and his overall deal being terminated.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
NYT says it shouldn't have assigned Emily Bazelon, a magazine writer who criticized Kavanaugh on Twitter, to story on Kavanaugh's alleged role in bar fight  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said Tuesday that it should not have assigned a writer who criticized Brett Kavanaugh on social media …
Tencent Music formally files for IPO in the US, says it had $263M profit on $1.3B revenue in the first half of 2018  —  (Reuters) - Tencent Music Entertainment Group on Tuesday formally filed with regulators to list in the United States, under the symbol “TME”, in what could be the biggest U.S. IPO by a Chinese company.
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.
Twitter outlines its election integrity efforts ahead of midterms, says it removed ~50 accounts pretending to be members of various state Republican parties  —  We are committed to improving the health of the public conversation on Twitter and protecting the integrity of elections is an essential part of that mission.
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.
WashPostPR / Washington Post:
The Washington Post Magazine has relaunched with a redesign for the print edition, new editorial features, and more  —  The Washington Post Magazine today relaunched its print and digital product, introducing new features, a redesign of the print magazine and a new, bold digital template.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Diane Pathieu / ABC7 Chicago:
Reporter Zachary Siegel was taken into custody after a judge in trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke said Siegel broke the judge's decorum order by recording
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
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
Discussion: Variety and Washington Post
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