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7:25 AM ET, September 6, 2019


 Top News: 
Jane Manchun Wong:
Medium's app code shows the company is working on an Instapaper-like reader app function that would let users save articles from the web to a reading list  —  When Medium was first launched, it stood out among other blogging platforms for its minimalist design.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR names veteran broadcast and cable TV executive John Lansing as its new CEO, to replace Jarl Mohn, starting in mid-October  —  NPR has a new CEO.  John Lansing, a veteran government broadcast and cable television executive, has been selected by NPR's corporate board to succeed its current chief, Jarl Mohn.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Billboard parent company Valence Media to acquire Nielsen's music industry data, software, and analytics business at a price in the eight-figure range  —  - Deal is slated to close later this year, at eight-figure price  — After rough stretch, Nielsen businesses have been up for sale
Discussion: hypebot and @lucas_shaw
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
The YouTube-FTC deal on child privacy violations includes conditions that could depress revenue and views for creators, like removing comments and notifications  —  A community is fearful that major shifts are coming  —  On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission fined YouTube $170 million …
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
Amazon blames a “technical error” for shipping ~800 embargoed copies of Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale a week early, angering indie booksellers  —  Strict measures meant to keep all details of The Testaments confidential until publication have fallen through for some US readers
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Dennis Publishing, which acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors in February, has bought social media brand Car Throttle, with clients including Mercedes-Benz  —  Dennis Publishing has gone after younger car buyers with the purchase of social publisher Car Throttle.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Report: events from media orgs that promote person to person exchange are successful at building empathy for minorities and uniting voters across the spectrum  —  When's the last time you actually talked with someone who was different from you, rather than talked about them?
Data & Society:
Report outlines techniques used by media manipulators that hide sources of false information to promote media uptake, such as evidence collages and leak forgery  —  Online media manipulators often use specific techniques to hide the source of the false and problematic information they circulate.
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
YouTube launches a fashion vertical, aggregating the platform's fashion content into one place, as it seeks to expand in the industry  —  The video platform woos the style set.  Will it work?  —  It's not a “collabo.”  It's a “collab.”  And it's pronounced “/kəˌlab.”
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
In a testimony to House committee staffers, 8chan owner Jim Watkins says 8chan “has no intent of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech”  —  The private deposition lasted around four hours  —  Jim Watkins, the owner of 8chan, gave testimony to Congress on Thursday …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Reach, which owns the Mirror, Express, and Star, and 150+ regional titles, is testing micropayments on one regional website, using payments platform Axate  —  The UK's largest regional publisher has begun its first paywall experiment on a regional newspaper, saying giving away …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Patreon CEO Jack Conte says the company is considering providing HR support, capital funding, health insurance, and other services to creators
Nadezhda Tsydenova / Reuters:
Russian internet firm Yandex and the NHL reach a multi-year agreement to stream all NHL games in Russia, starting with the 2019-2020 season
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Time names Susanna Schrobsdorff both executive editor and senior VP, partnerships, creating overlap between ad-marketing and editorial
Discussion: @lmoses
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
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
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Atlantic reinstates its paywall, starting at $49.99 per year for digital access only; users will be able to access five free articles per month
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