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5:55 PM ET, September 23, 2019


 Top News: 
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 …
Travis Clark / Business Insider:
Emmys ratings downturn continues, falling 32% from last year's Monday broadcast to 6.9M viewers, amid lack of host and schedule clash with Sunday Night Football  —  - The Emmys telecast ratings declined 32% to a new low of 6.9 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen ratings.
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.
Lenore Taylor / The Guardian:
Editor of Guardian Australia reflects on watching her first Trump presser, says reporters are doing a disservice by imposing meaning on his incoherent ramblings  —  Despite being subjected to a daily diet of Trump headlines, I was unprepared for the president's alarming incoherence
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast, Charter, and Cox's NCC Media rebrands as Ampersand, as it debuts new capability to let advertisers send their commercials to specific audience segments  —  Comcast, Cox and Charter want to help programmers make more of their TV ads addressable  —  Cable operators Comcast Corp. …
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 …
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: Engadget, The Streamable and The Desk
Andrew Blustein / The Drum:
Roku and ad tech company Innovid announce plans to create a single campaign report across OTT and traditional TV by pooling their datasets together  —  Roku and Innovid are pooling their datasets together to provide advertisers with a single campaign report across and over-the-top (OTT) and traditional TV.
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.
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Charging documents: FBI arrests US Army soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network  —  The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion …
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Yun Li / CNBC:
Netflix, which has faced new streaming rivals and disappointed on subscriber numbers recently, has seen its stock drop from $380+ in early July to $265 today
Discussion: Financial Times
Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed, Group Nine, Insider say they're forming an ad alliance to sell video ads across each of their sites, apps, YouTube channels, which get ~1B views/month
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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
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
A look at the new Provincetown Independent in Massachusetts, an example of potential success for newspapers without the massive profits private equity expects
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