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4:00 AM ET, October 9, 2018


 Top News: 
A source at the Saudi consulate in Turkey has denied that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the building  —  ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A source at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul denied on Sunday a Reuters report which cited Turkish sources saying they believed …
Washington Post:
Turkey's Erdogan says he is following the probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance closely, stops short of confirming reports he has been killed
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Ex-White House Director of Communications Hope Hicks has been named head of corporate communications for New Fox  —  Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director who served during the chaotic first year of the Trump administration, has been named head of corporate communications for New Fox …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Walmart's streaming service Vudu strikes deal with MGM, under which it will create original series based on MGM's catalog of TV and film franchises  —  Streaming service also plans to launch ‘shoppable’ video ads in Q4  —  Walmart, America's biggest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is taking its first crack at original entertainment.
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Disney taps longtime Fox executives, Peter Rice and Dana Walden, to lead non-sports TV operations; Fox's John Landgraf and Gary E. Knell also move to Disney  —  Top 21st Century Fox television executives Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf, and Gary E. Knell are officially headed to the Magic Kingdom.
Hindustan Times political editor and bureau chief Prashant Jha resigns after allegations of sexual harassment from a former colleague  —  Prashant Jha's name surfaced in an account posted as part of a Twitter thread that started last week and encouraged many women to name and shame people who had allegedly sexually harassed them
Nehmat Kaur / The Wire:
Female journalists in India have accused a number of newspaper editors and reporters of sexual harassment, including Times of India Editor K.R. Sreenivas
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal launches WatchBack, an app that gives viewers a chance to win prizes; non-exclusive video includes full-length shows, clips, and digital series  —  The idea behind WatchBack is for the media giant to learn about consumption habits, data that is often not available to NBC when someone watches a show on linear television.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As the smartest minds in science issue dire warnings about climate change, the press must cover the environment like it's the only story that matters  —  After a week of dire news — the certainty of our ruptured nation, the likelihood of a journalist being murdered — the United Nations' report …
Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Discussion: Digiday
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix is in final negotiations to purchase an eight sound stage production studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, says it will create up to 1,000 jobs per year  —  - Streaming giant is in final talks for New Mexico facility ABQ  — Company to create 1,000 jobs, spend $1 billion on production
John Authers / Financial Times:
Trust in financial media broke down catastrophically with the 2008 financial crisis, helped by social media and that degenerated into anger and disinformation  —  Finance is all about trust.  JP Morgan, patriarch of the banking dynasty, told Congress in the 1912 hearings that led to the foundation …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Politico's London Playbook email newsletter has 30,000 subscribers one year in  —  Politico's daily newsletter, London Playbook, has 30,000 subscribers a year after launch, according to the company.  The quick growth in a crowded media space with political newsletters from national newspapers …
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