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10:50 AM ET, September 26, 2019


 Top News: 
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace cut away from Trump's live news conference on Wednesday citing falsehoods made by the president; other networks chose to fact-check  —  Seven minutes after President Trump began his first news conference since House Democrats opened a formal impeachment inquiry …
New York Times:
Vox Media has agreed to acquire New York Media, publisher of New York magazine and websites The Cut, Grub Street, Intelligencer, The Strategist, and Vulture
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Samsung: 44% of viewers switch back and forth from streaming to linear TV; 45% of viewing time is spent on streaming, of which 40% is spent on ad-supported VOD  —  Consumers switching from linear to streaming  —  While the number of consumers watching streaming video has grown to 74% …
BBC upholds a complaint against host Naga Munchetty, saying she breached guidelines by giving her opinion of Trump's “go back” comments about Rep. Omar, others  —  The BBC has released more detail on its decision to uphold a complaint against news presenter Naga Munchetty.
Hollywood Reporter:
HBO leads with ten awards and PBS wins nine at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards  —  HBO scored the most wins of any network for the awards, which were handed out Sept. 24 in New York.  —  The winners of the 2019 News & Documentary Emmys have been announced.
Matt Naham / Law & Crime:
Alex Jones files a defamation suit against The Young Turks and political candidate Brianna Wu for claiming Jones sent child porn to Sandy Hook parents  —  InfoWars host Alex Jones filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas …
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
Indonesian ride-hailing service Gojek launches GoPlay, a mobile-only video streaming platform, for ~$6 per month  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek launched a video streaming service featuring original movies and TV shows on Thursday …
Patrice Taddonio / FRONTLINE:
Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Jamal Khashoggi's murder “happened on my watch” but that it occurred without his knowledge  —  Nearly one year ago, the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul shocked the world.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon is sponsoring a two-year program for free NYT access on computers in any of the 12K US schools in low-income areas that choose to receive it  —  Deal aims to promote Verizon and the Times simultaneously  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is sponsoring a program to make the New York Times available free …
Report For America:
Report for America hires a recruitment chief, Norman Parish III, as it makes plans to scale up from 60 corps members now to 250 in 2020  —  Norman Parish III, who over a three-decade career has worked in newsrooms in seven states, including as a metro editor in Chicago newsrooms, is Report for America's new Director of Recruitment.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
How The News Reporter of Columbus County, a small-town NC newspaper, increased its circulation and subscription revenue by building a digital-first workflow  —  Poynter and API teamed up this week to take a deeper look at what's working in local news.  Here, you can read how The News Reporter grew …
Andrew Bucholtz / Awful Announcing:
The ACC Network, owned by ESPN, is now available on AT&T's U-verse and AT&T TV Now, leaving Comcast as the last big holdout  —  The ACC Network continues to grow its distribution.  Following deals with Cox, Dish, Charter and more over the last month, ACC Network is now available …
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Treating individual donors and major givers alike, Mother Jones, which makes 55% of budget from reader donations, is set to raise $25M in its first big campaign
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T's new COO John Stankey says AT&T doesn't plan on selling DirecTV and he will continue as WarnerMedia CEO
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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