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11:00 AM ET, October 24, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
Discussion: @thr and @oliverdarcy
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,” …
Discussion: NBC News and @markharrisnyc
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.
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
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu adds Starz as a premium add-on for $8.99/month, the same price that Starz costs as a standalone or from other streaming services  —  Sarah Perez @sarahintampa / 7 hours  —  Following news of Hulu's plans to move towards skinnier bundles, including those consisting of premium add-ons …
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
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PR Newswire:
The Times of India and South China Morning Post partner to share select content; Times of India will be SCMP's primary partner in India for content syndication
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS Television Distribution President Paul Franklin is retiring after two and a half years in the post
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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