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3:05 PM ET, September 27, 2019

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New York Times:
NYT's Dean Baquet responds to concerns that posting details about the whistleblower whose claims led to an impeachment inquiry could endanger the whistleblower  —  Our executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses readers' concerns about the decision to publish information on a person who is central to the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Inside Fox News, tensions flare as Trump faces impeachment; source: board member Paul Ryan is advising Lachlan Murdoch that Fox should break with the president  —  In public, Donald Trump's allies are putting on a brave face, repeating talking points, mostly staying on message.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Profile of The Hill's John Solomon, whose work played a big role in advancing a flawed tale of corruption in Ukraine, amplified by Trump, Hannity, and Giuliani  —  Back in March, the Hill newspaper published a series of stories and interviews that seemed, at the time, to be mainly of interest to foreign-policy wonks.
Trevor Timm / GEN:
Leaks to the press, considered highly illegal by DOJ, are vital to democracy, and lawmakers should commend leaks that happen when official processes get stifled
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple plans to give its movies traditional theatrical release runs before releasing them on Apple TV+ in the interest of brand-building and prestige  —  Maker of iPhone would keep movies in cinemas for weeks before release on streaming TV  —  Apple Inc. is looking to make a splash …
The Guardian:
Open letter by POC in UK media calls for BBC Editorial Complaints Unit to revisit its Munchetty decision, increase transparency, address its diversity levels  —  The BBC has upheld a complaint against its Breakfast presenter.  As black British broadcasters and journalists, we demand it reconsiders
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Lionsgate promotes Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch to president and CEO; Hirsch has been running the network since the March exit of former Starz CEO Chris Albrecht  —  Lionsgate has promoted Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch to President and CEO of the premium network, inking a new long-term contract.
Carol Hunter / Des Moines Register:
Des Moines Register to reexamine how it reports on backgrounds of subjects after backlash due to profile of viral fundraiser that mentioned his offensive tweets  —  We took appropriate action because there is nothing more important in journalism than having readers' trust.  —  CONNECT
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Locast files countersuit against ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, saying its service complies with copyright law and alleging collusion to chill its business  —  Locast, a little-known nonprofit behind a free streaming service, sued ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox on Friday, alleging that the television networks colluded …
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism:
Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund grants $3.3M to American Press Institute to manage Table Stakes, the fund's training program for news leaders  —  The newsroom change-management program will also include emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion led by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC defends Munchetty censure, saying it applied to her discussion of Trump's motivations for his racist comments, though she didn't directly call him racist  —  BBC Breakfast Show presenter made comments after Trump told four congresswomen to ‘go home’  —  Play Video
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BBC:
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
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Latest beta version of Spotify's app now lets iOS 13.1 users play songs, albums, and playlists using Siri  —  Spotify is testing this new beta feature  —  Spotify is finally gaining the ability to play songs, albums, and playlists via Siri.  The latest beta versions of Spotify include this support …
 
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NYT has closed HelloSociety, the influencer marketing agency it bought in 2016, and will offer its services under the agency Fake Love; about 20 jobs were cut
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
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