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1:25 PM ET, October 24, 2018


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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's New York office was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package was discovered in the mailroom  —  A CNN reporter said that authorities believe the package contains a real bomb, though the situation is under control.  —  CNN's Time Warner Center office was evacuated on Wednesday …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: New York Times has been in touch with local authorities about the CNN bomb scare and is increasing security around mailed packages  —  Times leadership also told employees in an internal memo that additional precautions would now be taken with mail delivered to the building following bomb scare
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
When CNN's NY office was evacuated, correspondent Rene Marsh carried on the live broadcast from DC while Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto phoned in with details  —  CNN's Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow delivered a live report from the streets of New York on Wednesday after they were forced to evacuate their studio.
Discussion: New York Post and The Wrap
The Wrap:
CNN Says John Brennan, Former CIA Director and MSNBC Contributor, Was Target of Suspicious Package  —  CNN on Wednesday reported that the suspicious package that forced an evacuation of its New York headquarters was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, a frequent Trump critic and MSNBC contributor.
Discussion: @tomnamako
Pew Research Center:
Pew study: younger people in the US are better than older people at telling factual news statements from false opinions  —  While some say wisdom comes with age, younger Americans are better than their elders at separating factual from opinion statements in the news, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation reveals a network of 125+ Android apps and websites that are part of a massive ad fraud scheme; the apps were installed an estimated 115M+ times  —  Last April, Steven Schoen received an email from someone named Natalie Andrea who said she worked for a company called We Purchase Apps.
Per Bjorke / Google Online Security Blog:
Google has removed some apps and blacklisted sites from its ad network, acting on data from BuzzFeed, estimates value of affected Google ad spend is under $10M  —  Fighting invalid traffic is essential for the long-term sustainability of the digital advertising ecosystem.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Megyn Kelly's own network, NBC, has dedicated a lot of coverage to scrutinizing her blackface remarks, with segments on “Nightly News” and “Today”  —  Megyn Kelly hasn't been shy about turning recent controversies at NBC News into fodder for her morning program at the network.
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Telling journalists to hide informed opinions on social media, as VandeHei of Axios has done, creates its own kind of bias and withholds valuable context  —  For years we've talked about the journalistic perils of what journalism professor Jay Rosen calls the “view from nowhere,” …
Martin Chulov / The Guardian:
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks publicly on Khashoggi case for the first time, saying those involved will be punished  —  Saudi crown prince breaks silence over killing of journalist at consulate in Turkey  —  Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Trump calls Saudi Arabia's account of Khashoggi's killing “the worst cover-up ever”, says he'll wait to assign blame until US officials return from Turkey
Claire Newell / Telegraph:
UK appeals court stops The Telegraph from revealing allegations of sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff by an unnamed businessman, citing NDAs  —  A leading businessman has been granted an injunction against The Telegraph to prevent this newspaper revealing alleged sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Apple plans to offer TV subscription service in 100+ countries, debuting in US in first half of next year, will offer free shows to Apple device owners  —  Apple is planning to launch its upcoming TV subscription service in more than 100 countries, three people familiar with the company's plans told The Information.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Ezra Klein and Jay Rosen discuss the culture of the political press, how to cover Trump's untruths, and the power of news audiences  —  A difficult conversation about the state of political journalism.  —  I'm a political journalist.  I've been a political journalist for 15 years.
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