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12:55 PM ET, September 23, 2019


 Top News: 
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Interview with Bob Iger about his new memoir “The Ride of a Lifetime,” the Fox deal, pulling the plug on buying Twitter, running for President, and more  —  Hollywood's nicest C.E.O. on the great family dramas of Hollywood — and why he, too, is disturbed by Twitter.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
A look at the SPJ's six-month effort to understand the citizens of Casper, WY, where trust in news sources is among the lowest in the US  —  Rod Hicks has spent 30 years as a journalist in seven newsrooms across the country.  He's been a reporter at the Anniston Star in Alabama …
New York Times:
How the story of a stabbing left an Italian journalist unemployed and put him at the center of a debate over the reach of Europe's “right to be forgotten” rule  —  The use of Europe's ‘right to be forgotten’ privacy law has broadened, illustrated by two Italian brothers, a stabbing and the journalist who wrote about them.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU's local TV group debuts LX, aimed at ages 18-45, to create local content online; in April, LX to get an OTA channel and streaming network with live content  —  NBCUniversal's local TV division is taking a new tack to reach younger audiences that don't tune in to its traditional newscasts.
Discussion: The Streamable and The Desk
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK regulator IPSO exempts overseas content published by UK-based news websites, with newsrooms in other countries, from complying with IPSO guidelines  —  Content primarily aimed at overseas readers published by UK-based news websites with newsrooms in other countries, such as Mail Online …
Discussion: @davidleighx
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
2019 Emmys: HBO tops with 9 Primetime and 25 Creative Arts wins, followed by Netflix with 4 and 23 respectively; Amazon came second in Primetime with 7 wins  —  After winding up in an historic tie in 2018, HBO held off Netflix in this year's Emmy race to capture the most wins among networks across …
GlobeNewswire News Room:
Publishers Clearing House acquires Topix, a website that, in its most recent incarnation, produces quizzes and slideshows on pop culture and current events  —  Popular Quiz and Premium Content Platform Joins PCH's Portfolio of Entertainment Destinations  —  Publishers Clearing House (PCH) …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
While Laura Kuenssberg may have had good intentions when linking to a protestor's tweet, the impact on his privacy suggests alternative means were more suitable  —  This week Twitter got angry.  —  Again.  —  It was angry because BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg identified the father …
Discussion: American Press Institute and VICE
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Ofcom survey of 38,331 UK TV industry employees: TV newsrooms have the lowest proportions of non-white and disabled staff compared to other TV industry sectors  —  TV newsrooms have the lowest proportions of non-white and disabled staff compared to other sectors in the TV industry, according to Ofcom research.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Malta launches an independent public inquiry into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, nearly two years after her death  —  The Maltese government has launched an independent public inquiry into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, nearly two years after her death.
Discussion: @acaruanagalizia
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 More News: 
William Davies / The Guardian:
Contrary to hype around big data, the explosion of available information amid eroding trust in media makes it harder, not easier, to achieve consensus on truth
Terry Gross / NPR:
Interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who is receiving a lifetime achievement Emmy on Sept. 24, on covering Reagan, Clinton, and the current administration
Ben Judah / The Atlantic:
Profile of Carole Cadwalladr, the UK reporter known for exposing Cambridge Analytica, whose activism and methods have prompted criticism from fellow journalists
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
How Vice Media is streamlining its sprawling international teams, with tools like a common editorial calendar as well as restructuring its leadership team
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Irin Carmon / The Cut:
Bloomberg and Charlie Rose sued by Rose's longtime makeup artist, who describes the Bloomberg studio where Rose recorded his show as “a sexual hunting ground”
Discussion: USA Today
 Earlier Picks: 
Camilla Hodgson / Financial Times:
A look at the Internet Archive, whose ~330B page repository is helping fact checkers identify false information; ~650 orgs have paid to set up their own crawler
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Alisyn Camerota about her former employer Fox News' connection to the Trump presidency, how different working at CNN is to working at Fox News, more
Patrick Flanary / Quartz:
How Neil Young's reluctance to embrace streaming doomed his company PonoMusic, even as the company helped the industry to adapt high-resolution music
Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo confirms it is planning to place pre-roll video ads before DVR recordings for all customers, even those with a lifetime subscription plan