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6:25 PM ET, September 12, 2019

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Richard Gingras / The Keyword:
Google says it changed how it ranks stories and updated guidelines for evaluation of search results to help better identify and surface original news reporting  —  Google Search was built to provide everyone access to information on the web—and with tens of thousands of web pages …
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
AT&T's WarnerMedia formally announces its deal with J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, for TV, film, and streaming projects running through 2024  —  New York (CNN Business)J.J. Abrams has closed a wide-ranging deal that would make WarnerMedia the exclusive home of his production company, Bad Robot.
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook takes down fact-check of anti-abortion video after complaints from four GOP senators alleging bias; Facebook's fact-checking partner is investigating  —  Facebook on Wednesday removed a fact-check conducted by doctors of an anti-abortion activist's video, which falsely claimed abortion …
Facebook:
Facebook lays out four values that guide its Community Standards, in order to promote freedom of expression: authenticity, safety, privacy, and dignity  —  Today, we're expanding the values that serve as the basis for our Community Standards — the guidepost for what is and isn't allowed on Facebook.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Walmart's Vudu is launching family-friendly features, like Family Play, which lets viewers automatically skip or mute “objectionable” content, and a kids' mode  —  Vudu, Walmart's video-streaming unit, is promising parents new tools to evaluate and control what their kids watch …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Lauren Petterson named president of Fox Business Network, replacing Brian Jones  —  Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott on Thursday announced a major change at the top of Fox Business Network: Lauren Petterson is replacing Brian Jones as president.  —  Petterson will continue to oversee talent development at Fox News Channel.
Edward Felsenthal / TIME:
Time magazine devotes entire issue to climate change: “what you will not find in this issue are climate-change skeptics,” writes EIC  —  This issue, if civilization can get its act together, might just mark a midpoint in TIME's coverage of the biggest crisis facing our planet.
Denise Petski / Deadline:
BBC News will produce an international news show for short-form video startup Quibi, to be filmed in London five days a week and launching in April 2020  —  Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's short-form video platform, has announced a partnership with BBC News to produce …
Discussion: Variety and TechCrunch
Sarah Marsh / Reuters:
Twitter blocked accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro and Cuba's top state-run media outlets Wednesday, during a TV speech by Cuba's president  —  HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. social media company Twitter Inc has blocked the accounts of Cuban Communist Party Leader Raul Castro …
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Audible will limit its Captions program, which shows text alongside narration, to public domain works until the copyright lawsuit filed by seven publishers ends  —  IBPA CEO Angela Bole said IBPA “sees benefit in something like the Audible Captions program, but not without proper permission …
Discussion: Bookseller News
 
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Caysey Welton / Folio:
Lacking ad buy figures, a comparison of the weight of the September issues of five fashion magazines shows significant declines since 2016, notably for Elle
Discussion: bookforum.com
The Wrap:
Sources: 40 people were let go from AXS TV after Mark Cuban's sale of his majority stake in the cable network and the channel HDNet Movies to Anthem Sports
 Earlier Picks: 
Emily Tamkin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with CNN's Daniel Dale, who says it's important to correct Trump falsehoods, intentional or unintentional, because he's consistently wrong on details
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Executives from seven newspaper companies lobbied Congress on Tuesday for support of a bill that would let newspapers jointly negotiate with tech platforms
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Express, The Washington Post's free weekday paper for commuters, will close after 16 years on Thursday due to its financial condition; 20 journalists laid off
The Information:
Internal Facebook memo: editors for an upcoming news tab will exercise significant control over top stories, including judging the use of anonymous sources