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12:40 PM ET, September 30, 2019

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Leaked messages show the complaint that led to BBC disciplining Naga Munchetty was also about her co-host, Dan Walker, despite the BBC saying otherwise  —  Exclusive: Walker also subject of original complaint - but BBC standards chief claimed only Munchetty was targeted  —  Play Video
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
The Chernin Group buys a majority stake in Food52 for $83M, valuing the ecommerce and media startup which offers recipes and home-improvement tips at $100M+  —  Food52, a media and e-commerce business, was founded by food journalists from the New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is planning to pay only about a quarter of the 200 publishers that will be featured in its news tab, set to launch as soon as the end of Oct.  —  Social-media giant plans to pay about a quarter of news organizations whose content will be featured
Reuters:
Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, made $7B-$8.4B in revenue in H1 2019, and posted a profit in June after operating at a loss in H1 2019  —  BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok and one of the world's most valuable unicorns …
Mark Coddington / Nieman Lab:
Interviews with 80+ news aggregators and their editors on how professional identity shapes their work in an industry that gives the most value to news reporting  —  I've never met an editor who was as eager as Jennifer was to show me one of her organization's worst stories.
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
PEN America says the country's largest book ban is in state and federal prisons where book restrictions are “often opaque, subject to little meaningful review”  —  George Orwell, John Updike and Barack Obama are among the names PEN America says have been illogically withheld from prisoners
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
A look at The Stonehouse Voice, a bi-annual newspaper launched by a hyperlocal community journalism project in Plymouth, UK to let locals tell their own stories  —  A former national and regional editor has set up The Stonehouse Voice newspaper to offer local readers a more creative alternative in their news diet
Poynter:
Global Disinformation Index study finds that adtech companies spend ~$235M per year running ads on sites found by fact-checkers to publish misinformation  —  How misinformation makes money  —  There has been much written about how fake news websites and other sources make money from spreading misinformation.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times has closed a WhatsApp group through which it shared one free story about markets per day, both to subscribers and non-subscribers  —  The Financial Times has closed its Whatsapp group through which it shared one free markets story per day with individuals who had signed up.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @niemanlab
Greg Dool / Folio:
Interview with New York magazine EIC David Haskell, on the acquisition by Vox Media, which surprised many staffers, his first six months as EIC, and more  —  David Haskell on the Vox sale, succeeding Adam Moss and prioritizing journalism in a time of change.
Joe Otterson / Variety:
ICM Partners COO Justin Dearborn and HR Chief Cindy Ballard resigned from the talent agency this week, will remain onboard through the end of the year  —  Two top executives are out at ICM Partners.  —  Chief operating officer Justin Dearborn and chief human resources officer Cindy Ballard are leaving …
Discussion: @palewire and The Wrap
Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / New York Times:
How a 20-year-old junior at Arizona State University broke the news of the resignation of Trump's special envoy to Ukraine, in the school's student newspaper  —  An editor at Arizona State University's student newspaper beat everyone else to the news that Kurt Volker had stepped down.
 
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