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6:35 PM ET, September 24, 2019

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Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Comscore settles with SEC on charges the firm and its ex-CEO made false statements, engaging in a fraudulent scheme to overstate revenue by ~$50M from 2014-2016  —  Comscore and its former CEO Serge Matta were charged Tuesday by the SEC with engaging in a fraudulent scheme to overstate revenue …
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.
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Leo Kelion / BBC:
EU's top court rules that Google does not have to apply “right to be forgotten” globally  —  The EU's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally.  —  It means the firm only needs to remove links from its search results in Europe …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
The Spotify for Artists app on iOS and Android gets a big revamp with real-time listening stats, after Apple's artist dashboard exited beta last month  —  Spotify this morning is rolling out an updated version of its app for artists, across both iOS and Android.
Ruaridh Nicoll / The Guardian:
An Associated Press photographer in Haiti, Dieu-Nalio Chery, was wounded Monday when a Haitian senator fired a pistol amid a confrontation with protesters  —  Play Video  —  Two men including a photojournalist have been shot and injured by a Haitian senator who opened fire outside the country's parliament …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it doesn't fact-check politicians' speech or block their content, generally assuming it is newsworthy, even if it violates Facebook policies  —  Facebook confirms it won't fact-check politicians' speech or block their content if it's newsworthy even if it violates the site's hatespeech rules or other policies.
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
As disinformation surges, trust in books is needed more than ever, but most publishers are unwilling to pay for fact checkers despite recent high-profile errors  —  In an era plagued by deep fakes and online disinformation campaigns, we still tend to trust what we read in books.  But should we?
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snapchat extends its skippable ads limit to three minutes from ten seconds; non-skippable six-second ads within shows now let users swipe up for related actions  —  At Advertising Week, company makes adjustments to its commercial formats  —  Snapchat is relaxing its time constraints for ads …
Sarah Sluis / AdExchanger:
Sources: Google is overhauling its ads business organization, including creating new measurement and privacy leads and breaking up buy- and sell-side businesses  —  Google's advertising chief Prabhakar Raghavan is reorganizing Google's ads business - and adding new heads of measurement and privacy …
Discussion: @antoniogm
Rebecca Sun / Hollywood Reporter:
New York Media signs with talent agency WME and launches a TV/film production initiative to develop its content  —  The outlet, whose reporting has inspired such movies and TV programs as ‘Hustlers’ and ‘The Loudest Voice,’ also is launching a production initiative led by Scoop Wasserstein.
Discussion: bookforum.com
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YouTube Masthead will now be available on TVs, where Google says daily watch time exceeds 250M hours per day  —  Consumers are moving faster, jumping from channel to channel, and researching more often in unexpected ways.  This explosion of touchpoints means more opportunities—and more complexities—for marketers.
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Reach, the UK's largest news publisher, becomes the twelfth sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund, joining Reuters, FT, Google, and others
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
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
Discussion: ESPN Press Room U.S. and Engadget
Meagan Simpson / BetaKit:
Kik says it is shutting down its messaging app and will reduce its headcount to 19 people, amid its heated legal battle with the SEC over its ICO
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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
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
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