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8:00 AM ET, September 15, 2019


 Top News: 
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
SEC filing: Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board  —  LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, Disney's chief executive and chairman, has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
MoviePass says it is shutting down and ending service for all subscribers on Saturday, September 14  —  This is breaking news.  Please check back for updates.  —  TRENDING NOW  —  Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join the CNBC Panel Supply Chain Values Advertise …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
BuzzFeed files motion to quash subpoenas for reporter Ryan Mac to testify in a defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk, accuses Musk of harassment and intimidation  —  The media outlet accused the tech billionaire of harassing and intimidating a reporter for printing unguarded comments Musk made accusing a critic of being a pedophile.
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Thursday's Democratic debate drew 14M viewers across ABC and Univision, down 23% from the Biden-led second debate in June across NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo  —  Coming in strong in early metrics, the three-hour primetime Democratic scrimmage drew 14 million viewers in total.
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Reeves Wiedeman / New York Magazine:
A look at the uncertain future of Vice News, amid key staff departures, tighter budgets, and lower valuation for Vice overall  —  On the third Friday in August, Jesse Angelo, the longtime News Corp executive hired in June as president of global news and entertainment at Vice Media …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Miriam Wells, the first impact editor at nine-year-old The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in UK, on ensuring its journalism makes a difference  —  It's what readers want, it's what funders want, it's what editors want, it's even what reporters want: The elusive yet ever-important impact …
Online News Association:
2019 Online Journalism Awards announced: winners include WSJ, ProPublica, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NYT, WaPo, The Seattle Times, Univision, and CNN  —  New Orleans, Louisiana — Impressive digital journalism on election integrity, California's deadliest wildfire and police use of force …
Daniel Green /
YouTube has been working with publishers in India to test a fact-checking program, but one critic says the program lacks independent review of its effectiveness  —  Piloted in India, the news verification function alerts users when their search topic is a hoax.  But measuring its success can be tricky
Nate Berg / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the ways in which magazines were designed for interaction in the past, and how The New York Times for Kids monthly is continuing the tradition  —  Later this year, DC Entertainment will stop regularly publishing Mad magazine, the humor publication founded in 1952.
Discussion: @nate_berg
Sarah Armour-Jones / Media Impact Funders:
Study: philanthropy focused on journalism has nearly quadrupled since 2009, and community foundations have given $17M to investigative reporting since then  —  Reports from the Field  —  IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, is a searchable, curated collection of reports that provide users with a deep dive into social issues.
What's New in Publishing:
IAB Europe: programmatic revenue grew by 33% YoY in 2018 to €16.7B, with 70%+ of display and 50%+ of video ads traded via programmatic methods  —  IAB Europe, the leading European-level industry association for the digital marketing and advertising ecosystem, today announced the launch …
Discussion: @tpadvisory and The Drum
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 More News: 
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
CNN says it will no longer let vaping products like Juul advertise on the network, but may reconsider later if research shows vaping products are not harmful
Nieman Lab:
Analysis of ~150K Facebook Today In stories: 59% served a critical information need, users engaged most with stories on emergencies, transportation, and health
Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Disney is mimicking Netflix in offering TV producers and others profits sooner in exchange for backend revenue, the first legacy media company to do so
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Appeals court orders Fox News to face suit brought by Seth Rich's parents
 Earlier Picks: 
Jill Cowan / New York Times:
CA's gig economy law, to go into effect for newspapers in one year, may hasten the end of home delivery, will limit freelancer contributions to 35 articles
Andrea Watson Strong / Facebook Journalism Project:
Facebook expands Today In, its local info service, to 6K+ US towns; it now works with 1.2K local news orgs with local news Page interactions up 26% YoY
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:
Borealis Philanthropy launches the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, which has raised $3.6M, to invest in news orgs strengthening inclusivity in civic news
Maryam Saleh / The Intercept:
Nonprofit group Define American and Media Cloud find a rise in the use of quotes from extremist groups, without context, in a study of immigration reporting
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T's WarnerMedia signs an exclusive five-year deal with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for TV, film, and streaming projects; sources: deal is worth ~$250M
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