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12:50 PM ET, October 10, 2018


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Source: before Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, US intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing plans to capture him  —  ISTANBUL — As Jamal Khashoggi prepared to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, a squad of men from Saudi Arabia who investigators suspect played …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Originals, 12 daily scripted original shows for its Discover section, with each episode lasting four or five minutes  —  Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it's capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots.
Chantal Fernandez / The Business of Fashion:
Teen Vogue has named Lindsay Peoples Wagner, fashion editor at New York Magazine and The Cut, as its new editor-in-chief starting October 18  —  Condé Nast has named a successor to Phillip Picardi, who is exiting the publisher this month to lead Out Magazine.
Discussion: @g_russo1 and @emiliapetrarca
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
21st Century Fox Vice Chair Chase Carey said media companies would continue to consolidate as they battled Google and Netflix over content  —  - Media consolidation will continue as companies compete for unique franchises and greater scale, 21st Century Fox Vice Chair Chase Carey says.
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
Employees at Facebook's fact-checking partner in the Philippines, online news site Rappler, say they're struggling to “clean up Facebook's mess”  —  MANILA — The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
STAT, the medical news site that shares an owner with The Boston Globe, is focusing on big group subscriptions and may launch a more specialized product in 2019  —  Is man flu real?  Is jet lag worse when you're traveling east?  Does smoking pot make you stupid?
Discussion: CommonWealth Magazine
Chris Hoffman / How-To Geek:
Microsoft's Bing sometimes surfaces and suggests racist and anti-Semitic content and suggests search terms like “Evil Jew”  —  If you use Bing's image search, you're going to see the worst filth you can imagine.  Bing suggests racist terms and shows horrifying images.
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
A look at the podcast empires of conservative writer Ben Shapiro and liberal production company Crooked Media, as they both expand into TV  —  LOS ANGELES — In a drab office building across from a used-car lot in the San Fernando Valley, the host of the nation's most popular conservative podcast …
Fox Business:
Memo: CBS has interviewed 150+ people in its internal sexual harassment probe, with some sources saying it could be drawing to a close soon  —  CBS has interviewed more than 150 people in its sexual harassment probe of top talent and executives, and it's imploring any additional people …
Discussion: @richbtig
New York Times:
In Indian film and media, #metoo claims lead to a major Bollywood studio dissolving, an editor relieved of his management role at The Hindustan Times, and more  —  MUMBAI, India — After a year of fits and starts, India's #MeToo movement has leapt forward over the past week …
Discussion: DAWN.COM and
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Tribune Media sells a 48-acre property in Long Island that once housed office and printing operations of Newsday for $54.4M
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Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Condé Nast is launching a new eight-episode series called “Risky Biz”, which was inspired by an article in The New Yorker, on Facebook Watch on Oct 21