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3:40 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 …
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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: The Wrap and New York Post
CNN:
Memo: CNN President Jeff Zucker says white powder was discovered alongside an explosive sent to newsroom; it must be examined before building declared safe  —  The Time Warner Center - CNN's New York City bureau - has been evacuated.  CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker sent the following notes to staff.
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.
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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
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 …
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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
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News announces its streaming news service, NBC News Signal, will launch in mid-2019, with shows now available on NBCNews.com, PlutoTV, YouTube, and Twitter  —  NBC News is joining the parade of traditional news outlets trying to capture the interest of a rising generation of news junkies …
Anthony Kuhn / NPR:
Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda, reportedly taken hostage in Syria in 2015, has been released and is now in Turkey  —  Japan's government has confirmed that a Japanese journalist who was reportedly taken hostage in Syria in 2015, has been freed and is now in Turkey.
Discussion: @borzou and Japan Times
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Network anchors and pundits weigh in on how they think cable news could cover the Trump presidency better  —  Strategists and television personalities had no shortage of ideas at the annual Politicon conference in Los Angeles: “I think we have to be careful about the breathlessness.”
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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