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8:10 AM ET, September 24, 2019


 Top News: 
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
NYT's A.G. Sulzberger says the Trump administration was prepared to let Egypt arrest a NYT reporter, calls out Trump's anti-press rhetoric as a global threat  —  In many countries, journalists are being targeted because of the role they play in ensuring a free and informed society.
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  —  BuzzFeed, Group Nine Media and Insider form alliance to co-sell video ads  —  Three prominent digital publishers are pooling …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
FBI arrested a US Army soldier after he allegedly discussed bombing a major news network; sources: he had discussed targeting CNN with a vehicle bomb  —  (CNN)A US Army soldier discussed bomb-making techniques and bombing a major American news network's headquarters, as well as named …
Meagan Simpson / BetaKit:
Kik says it is officially shutting down its messaging app and will reduce its headcount to 19 people, amid its heated legal battle with the SEC  —  The Kik app is officially shutting down.  The company will reduce its headcount to 19 people, and will focus solely on converting Kin users into Kin buyers …
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.
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
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. …
David Kohl / Ad Age:
Marketers and advertisers need to support trusted, professional news media and withdraw ad dollars from platforms that enable the spread of misinformation  —  Preserving the future of reputable news outlets is the shared responsibility of both media and advertisers
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Federal appeals court strikes down 2017 FCC vote to relax media ownership rules, asks FCC for further review of impacts on women and minority ownership  —  “The Commission did not adequately consider the effect its sweeping rule changes will have on ownership of broadcast media by women and racial minorities …
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ESPN announces a deal with Facebook to bring exclusive content to Facebook's Watch platform, where it will engage fans with Watch Parties, polls, or live Q&As  —  Disney's ESPN is looking to expand digital reach across Facebook, under a new deal to distribute exclusive digital shows and content …
Discussion: ESPN Press Room U.S. and Engadget
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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
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
Coverage of Trump's latest episode with Ukraine shows how major media outlets haven't learned anything from 2016 and their tendency to embrace false equivalence
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