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11:05 AM ET, September 5, 2019

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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Janice Min is leaving Quibi, the short-form video startup run by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman; she joined Quibi about a year ago to lead daily news shows  —  Min is the second high-level executive to leave the shortform video startup in recent weeks.  —  Janice Min is leaving Quibi …
Matt Sheets / The Keyword:
Google introduces personalized movie and TV show recommendations in mobile search using a swipe left/right interface like in dating apps  —  When you're settling in for a movie night, or figuring out which shows you might want to binge before they return this fall, it's not always easy to choose from all the options out there.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
CNN's climate town hall moderators conveyed the urgency of the crisis, though some questions made the sacrifices needed seem more dire than the crisis itself  —  Ahead of CNN's climate-focused town-hall marathon, which took place across seven hours last night and featured 10 Democratic presidential candidates …
Discussion: HEATED and Mother Jones
Logan McDonald / BuzzFeed:
Inside BuzzFeed's Tech + News Working Group, a collaboration between reporters and the IT team, leading to better understanding of issues, new tools, and scoops  —  This question — and many, many others like it — arose from an initiative called “The Tech + News Working Group,” …
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Sources: John Stankey has been considering offering HBO Max for $14.99/month, the same price as an HBO subscription, and eyeing an April 2020 launch date  —  Moving the Market: Janice Min, the star Hollywood editor and Quibi news content chief, abruptly left Jeffrey Katzenberg's short-form …
Discussion: FierceVideo
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Study of 2018-19 US TV: record high female representation, but 96% had no women photography directors, 79% had no women directors, and 77% had no women editors  —  The number of women in speaking roles on television hit a new high in 2018-2019, as did the number of women working behind the camera.
Jacqueline Howard / CNN:
Facebook rolls out pop-up windows on Facebook and Instagram that appear when people search for vaccine info; notices point to CDC or World Health Organization  —  Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation  —  (CNN)A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation.
CNBC:
Google will pay a $136M fine to the FTC and $34M to the New York Attorney General to settle claims that it violated child privacy laws on YouTube  —  will pay $170 million to settle claims it violated child privacy laws SEARCH QUOTES TECH YouTube will pay $170 million to settle claims …
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Peter Kafka / Vox:
Google's FTC settlement, a pittance compared to its profits, shows the US political system and its outdated laws aren't ready to rein in powerful tech companies
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:
Trump admin aide, who quit over a Bloomberg story that misread his Facebook posts as anti-Semitic, has reportedly been reinstated; Bloomberg stands by report  —  UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon, The Daily Caller reported that Leif Olson would be reinstated to his position at the Department of Labor.
 
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Steven Hsieh / Phoenix New Times:
Employees of the Arizona Republic announce they plan to form a union, amid newsroom tension and worries that Gannett-GateHouse merger could lead to job cuts
Dustin Gouker / Legal Sports Report:
TheScore raises $40M to fund the growth and development of its media and sports betting businesses and fully launches its New Jersey online sportsbook
Discussion: Engadget and FinSMEs
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Web browser Brave hands evidence to Irish data regulator alleging Google uses hidden webpages to pass personal data of users to advertisers, undercutting GDPR
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Axios Sports newsletter hits 100K subscribers, up ~10x since Axios acquired Sports Internet in January, claims a 42% open rate, double the industry standard
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Fire TV, with 37M+ monthly active users globally, announces new hardware and brands using the Fire TV OS as the company competes with Roku and others
Lucy Westcott / Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ survey of female and gender non-conforming journalists in the US and Canada: online harassment cited as biggest risk, 70%+ experienced safety issues/threats
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
Politico's White House reporter and CNN contributor Eliana Johnson will be the new editor-in-chief of the neoconservative outlet Washington Free Beacon
Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Federal judge has ordered the White House to restore Playboy correspondent Brian Karem's press pass, whose credentials were suspended after an incident in July