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12:15 PM 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.
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.
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?
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  —  Mirror, Express and Star publisher Reach has become a sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund.  —  The media group - the largest news publisher in the UK …
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.
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 …
Vishal Sharma / The Keyword:
YouTube Masthead will now be available on TVs, where Google says daily watch time exceeds 250M hours per day  —  Vice President, Product Management, YouTube  —  Consumers are moving faster, jumping from channel to channel, and researching more often in unexpected ways.
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
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  —  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 …
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
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 …
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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
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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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
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