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7:55 PM ET, September 8, 2019


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab and boards of The NYT Company and Knight Foundation, following report he hid funding role of “disqualified” Jeffrey Epstein  —  Nearly a month after his death, Jeffrey Epstein continues to haunt some of America's most prestigious institutions.
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey is an instant investigative journalism classic that details the hurdles reporters faced breaking the Weinstein story  —  Review of 'She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement' by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Quint Forgey / Politico:
WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham attacks WaPo via an op-ed and tweets, leveling her harshest critiques off camera, a departure from predecessors' approach  —  Stephanie Grisham flashed signs this week of how she'll serve as Donald Trump's defender-in-chief, firing off a series …
Sarah Rieger / CBC News:
Vancouver Sun apologizes for a xenophobic op-ed critical of ethnic diversity, which was published in print on Saturday; the op-ed was deleted from its website  —  Op-ed was deleted from newspaper's website and replaced with apology  —  An op-ed published by a Calgary instructor …
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
Since publishing the DEA's opioid database in July, WaPo says 94 local and 11 national news outlets have used it for stories  —  In 2016, Eric Eyre at the Charleston Gazette-Mail revealed the breathtaking size and scope of the painkiller industry that was ravaging parts of West Virginia.
Discussion: @poynter, @poynter, @itsren and @digiphile
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Profile of NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, who is the first African American to anchor a broadcast nightly news program without a white counterpart  —  NEW YORK — Lester Holt started thinking about crime and punishment in 1995 after serving as a media witness to the execution of George Del Vecchio.
Mary Acklin / CivicScience:
Survey of 1,300+ Americans aged 13+ finds that more than half prefer episodes of a TV show to be released all at once, while one-third prefer weekly release  —  It almost feels uncommon now not to just allow the next episode of your favorite TV show to start playing.
Discussion: @jdcivicscience
Elizabeth Jensen / NPR:
A look at NPR's “context sets,” post-interview segments during which beat reporters fact-check and contextualize guests' remarks  —  One of the favorite parts of my job is when I get to talk directly to NPR listeners and readers at events organized by NPR member stations.
Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon shifts to a Netflix-like shorter theatrical release window for two films, with release dates based on when they will find the biggest audiences on Prime  —  In the wake of the underperforming ‘Late Night,’ the streamer is taking a page from Netflix's book: “Success for our films …
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Amazon has done little to improve Goodreads, which has basically remained a list-making app with design flaws and features that don't help avid readers
Washington Post:
Google says it will no longer accept ads for “unproven or experimental medical techniques,” including most stem cell therapy, cellular therapy, and gene therapy
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
In a white paper, seven academics propose offering all taxpayers a $50 write-off to donate to a favorite news outlet, be it print, broadcast, or digital-only
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Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Bloomberg corrects original story about Labor Department staffer who briefly quit after Bloomberg mistakenly implied he once shared anti-Semitic Facebook posts
The Daily Beast:
ThinkProgress, an editorially independent project of the think tank Center for American Progress, ends operations on Friday; a dozen staffers will be laid off
Kali Hays / WWD:
British quarterly fashion magazine The Face, which relaunched its website in April, is now relaunching a print edition fifteen years after it was shut down