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2:05 PM ET, October 3, 2018

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Middle East Eye:
Turkish officials say Saudi journalist Kamal Khashoggi is in custody in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a claim denied by a Saudi official  —  Saudi official meanwhile denies that Jamal Khashoggi is still in the building which Turkish security forces have surrounded
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Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to obtain a doc he needed to get married  —  BEIRUT — A veteran journalist from Saudi Arabia who has become a sharp critic of the country's leadership was detained Tuesday …
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Report: after years of steady decline, BitTorrent usage is once again growing, thanks to the fragmentation of streaming services with exclusive content  —  BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.
Melina Delkic / New York Times:
How three New York Times reporters spent over a year combing through 100K+ documents and interviewing people to uncover the source of Trump's wealth  —  Three reporters spent over a year digging through more than 100,000 pages of documents and chasing down key sources familiar with President Trump's father and his empire.
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
CBS reporter Bianna Golodryga has been named a co-host of “CBS This Morning”  —  CBS reporter Bianna Golodryga has been named a co-host of “CBS This Morning,” the network announced in a statement Wednesday.  She will join up with the show's current hosts Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and John Dickerson.
Discussion: TVNewser and Broadcasting & Cable
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Axel Springer's ad division is using the Cambridge Analytica controversy to try to convince advertisers the publisher has more user trust than Facebook does  —  Axel Springer is now using fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal to press its case that advertisers should be wary of Facebook.
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times appoints Deputy Metro Editor Amy Virshup as its new Travel editor  —  Amy Virshup, who has put her stamp on coverage across The Times, will be our next Travel editor.  Read more in this note from Dean Baquet and Joe Kahn:  —  We are delighted to announce that Amy Virshup will be our next Travel editor.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers are wary of Apple News given the company's secretive culture, disdain for advertising, and the fact that big traffic doesn't translate to more money  —  You can't blame publishers for being wary when a giant Silicon Valley tech platform comes to them promising big new audiences and (someday) a way to make money off them.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Singapore legislation, expected to pass next year, will give the government “powers to swiftly disrupt the spread and influence of online falsehoods”  —  Government hearings in Singapore put Facebook under intense scrutiny and have paved the way for a new fake news law in the country.
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Filing: Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment bought 68M+ shares in Tencent Music Entertainment ahead of its US IPO for a cash aggregate of ~$200M  —  MBW has started digging through Tencent Music Entertainment's IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph is putting most of its politics, business, and rugby coverage behind a paywall, as it cuts back on free content  —  Title increases amount of ‘premium’ content as it seeks to pull in more paying readers  —  The Telegraph is to put the vast majority of its politics …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
A look at Elisabeth Murdoch's Vertical Networks, which engages teenagers on Snapchat, Facebook, and YouTube with popular original shows and a digital magazine  —  GLENDALE, Calif. — A young actor with a bushy goatee, cast as a Satanist on a murder-mystery show called “Solve,” sat facing a camera on a stuffy, no-frills set in July.
 
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Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Legal battle for filmmaker Brett Ratner, who stopped working on Warner Bros. jobs last year amid sexual misconduct claims, ends with no money changing hands
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and IndieWire
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
TV networks and studios are using chat fiction app Yarn to target younger audiences for their existing shows and to develop new content franchises
Samantha Cole / Motherboard:
Wikipedia editors have voted to classify Breitbart as an unreliable reference for facts and decided that Infowars should be generally prohibited as a source
Discussion: Mashable
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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
Erin Arvedlund / Philly.com:
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
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
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
White House corrects transcript from press conference to reflect Trump insulting ABC journalist Cecilia Vega by saying that she never thinks
Discussion: The Daily Beast and CNN