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4:50 PM ET, August 27, 2019


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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 …
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  —  YouTube has terminated a handful of prominent YouTube channels that featured content promoting white nationalism.
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 …
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
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 …
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail owner DMGT sells its energy information business Genscape for $364M to reduce operations to five sectors from ten in 2016, says CEO  —  The owner of the Mail titles has sold its energy information business Genscape for $364m (£297m) to US firm Verisk.
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  —  The writer and photog is out of a job after being caught in incriminating undercover footage with right-wing activists.
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Former Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista has been named the new CEO of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment  —  Rich Battista has been named the CEO of Imagine Entertainment, and will be joining the company immediately, based at its Beverly Hills headquarters.
Los Angeles Times:
LAT partners with Hollywood Foreign Press Association to launch first LA Press Freedom Week, starting September 16, to highlight threats to a free press  —  Week-long slate of events Sept. 16-20 will spotlight conversations around press freedom and protection of the First Amendment.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Questioning Trump's stability based on his pattern of daily lies, distortions, and contradictions is reportorial, not political, in nature  —  New York (CNN Business)More erratic, more often.  —  I spent the week talking with major media figures at networks and newspapers.
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 …
Discussion: @hcoster and @megjameslat
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