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6:45 AM ET, October 22, 2018


 Top News: 
Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Richard Parsons resigns as CBS board member and chairman, citing complications in his fight with myeloma; board appoints Strauss Zelnick as interim chairman  —  Richard Parsons has resigned from the CBS Corp board of directors, including his role as interim chairman which he undertook …
The Guardian:
UK, France, Germany issue joint statement, say Saudis need to provide credible facts about Khashoggi's death; Turkey will release investigation details on Tue.  —  Joint statement from UK, France and Germany says Riyadh needs to urgently clarify what happened to journalist
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
To fight “fake news”, news outlets should ban reporters from doing anything on social media beyond sharing stories; snark and blatant opinion reduce trust  —  While speaking at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, I was asked by several students how to restore faith and trust in media.
The Ferret:
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of the News Xchange 2018 conference in Edinburgh after BBC invited Steve Bannon as a speaker  —  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference after learning that former Trump strategist, Steve Bannon, has been invited to speak.
Discussion: HuffPost UK and The Guardian
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
UK study: poorer people consume less news than the wealthy and are less likely to go directly to news sites; no brand among 32 had significantly more poor users  —  News is more unevenly distributed in the UK than income is, according to new research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Rita Katz / Wired:
Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform's 2017 crackdown against extremist content  —  BEFORE MOST PEOPLE even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Study: of 1,220 Twitter users, Republicans who followed a liberal Twitter bot became substantially more conservative; conservative bots didn't change Democrats  —  Echo chambers aren't what's polarizing America.  —  There's a simple story for how the media is driving political polarization.
Ruth Spencer / The Cut:
Interview with Robbie Kaplan, who is representing the creator of the Shitty Media Men list, Moira Donegan, in her defense against writer Stephen Elliott  —  On Monday, renowned attorney and Time's Up legal-defense fund co-founder Robbie Kaplan announced that she'd be representing Shitty Media …
Eric Johnson / Recode:
Q&A with Matt Taibbi on releasing his serialized book The Fairway via email subscription, the media's over-coverage of Trump, and reporting from Russia  —  Taibbi says the difference between the campaign and today is “we replaced a million hours of Trump with a million hours of ‘Trump is bad.’”
Discussion: @perlberg
Simon Owens / Medium:
An interview with the executive producer of Slate Live on choosing venues and cities, setting ticket prices, what separates live shows from recordings, and more  —  While it seems like every publisher, from The New York Times to Vox, is making significant investments in podcasting …
Jay Rosen / The Correspondent:
Jay Rosen interviews Nienke Venema of SDM, a Correspondent investor granted veto power to ensure the outlet remains ad-free and committed to its 5% profit cap  —  In my recent post, What The Correspondent will add to the American press, I explained in detail why I decided to work …
Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian:
UK to let producers like Netflix bid for £60M fund, taken originally from BBC budget to pay for rural broadband, to create children's TV, more  —  Government plans to give private firms public money that came from BBC budget  —  Private media firms such as Netflix and Amazon …
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Samanth Subramanian / The Guardian:
Profile of Miqdaad Versi, who monitors British media and lodges formal complaints with UK's regulator IPSO about the errors, distortions, and Islamophobia
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Editor Chris Quinn on's approach to covering crime: fewer mugshots, not always naming perpetrators, and formulating a right-to-be-forgotten policy