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9:45 PM ET, August 27, 2019

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Bernie Sanders / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bernie Sanders on his plans to reform the media if elected president, including a moratorium on major mergers and giving staff the option to purchase outlets  —  Walter Cronkite once said that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.”  He was absolutely right …
Hamilton Nolan / Splinter:
Journalists should not claim it's unfair to publish their tweets, even if done in bad faith, as they are not qualitatively different from the average person  —  Many journalists are very indignant that Trump allies are reportedly combing through social media to identify embarrassing things …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki uses her quarterly letter to defend content that may be controversial but draws a line at problematic content that violates standards  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks at the 2019 Code Conference.  Asa Mathat  —  That means the video platform is okay with …
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Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
YouTube terminates a handful of prominent channels that promoted white nationalism, including four the ADL said spread anti-Semitism and white supremacism
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Netflix gives The Irishman a 27-day theatrical release window, its longest yet, starting November 1; major movie chains like AMC and Regal will not carry it  —  BREAKING: In its most ambitious ever theatrical rollout plan for one of its original productions, Netflix will give The Irishman …
Scott Nover / Washington Post:
Reporters covering Congress for niche outlets outnumber those from broader-focused publications; their work can raise the alarm on important issues when needed  —  On a humid Wednesday morning in June , a swarm of press greeted Hope Hicks as she marched into a room on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Source: The Athletic will start offering one podcast episode per week in front of the paywall, with some advertising; it is launching 40 new podcasts on Tuesday  —  The Athletic, a subscription-based digital sports media company, will begin experimenting with putting some of its audio content …
Ben Mathis-Lilley / Slate:
Q&A with David Karpf, the tenured professor whose “bedbug” tweet prompted NYT's Bret Stephens to copy Karpf's provost on an email complaining about the tweet  —  David Karpf is a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University in D.C. On Monday night …
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
YouTube says it will not negotiate with the YouTubers Union, which has partnered with IG Metall, a German metalworkers union; Google Germany has offered to meet  —  Google Germany did, however, invite the union to its headquarters for a meeting  —  YouTube says that it won't do business …
Discussion: @reckless and hypebot
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Al Franken allegations show that journalism is an inadequate substitute for conclusive proceedings, as we get to believe in whatever truth we like best  —  Investigative reporting started #MeToo.  We're now asking it to do too much.  —  Journalism has been among the heroes of the #MeToo movement.
Shoshana Wodinsky / Adweek:
Documents show TikTok is beta testing a native audience ad network that lets advertisers target users across third-party apps in addition to TikTok  —  The program is being beta-tested in East Asia right now  —  TikTok's viral videos of the #GuacDance and kombucha taste tests might soon be used to target you with ads in other apps.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: The Atlantic, which recently made an annual profit of ~$10M, is losing money due to 2018 decision to hire ~100 staff; paywall to launch after Sept. 2  —  The 162-year-old magazine to relaunch paywall after investment spree  —  Last year, the Atlantic put on hold its plans to launch …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Q&A with CBS CEO Joe Ianniello on the challenges ahead for ViacomCBS, including whether it will be big enough to compete with other conglomerates  —  When former CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves was fired over sexual harassment allegations a year ago …
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LAT partners with Hollywood Foreign Press Association to launch first LA Press Freedom Week, starting September 16, to highlight threats to a free press
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Quillette says controversial writer Andy Ngo is leaving as an editor, hours after the Portland Mercury surfaces incriminating video of Ngo with far-right group
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Questioning Trump's stability based on his pattern of daily lies, distortions, and contradictions is reportorial, not political, in nature
Andy Bounds / Financial Times:
Research: boycott of The Sun newspaper in Merseyside, UK after 1989 Hillsborough disaster reduced Euroscepticism in the area and increased its Remain vote
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
As streaming wars heat up, kids programming is serving as a way for streaming services to stand out, attract new subscribers, and then keep them
Carolyn Dunn / @carolyndunncbc:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent says she was denied entry into the US as she tried to travel to Washington, DC, for a temporary assignment