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12:15 AM ET, October 1, 2019

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he's overturning the decision to censure host Naga Munchetty over her response to Trump's racist comments  —  Corporation director general Tony Hall emails staff to say he is overturning ruling over impartiality guidelines
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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
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
The Daily Beast:
Biden campaign officials write to the major networks including NBC, CBS, and CNN, demanding that they stop booking Rudy Giuliani because he “will knowingly” lie  —  In a Sunday letter, the former vice president's aides say that it is editorially irresponsible to book the president's personal lawyer.
Bloomberg Law:
NLRB sues The Federalist's parent company, after the magazine's publisher tweeted in June that he would send staff “back to the salt mine” if they unionized  —  The federal government wants the publisher of conservative online magazine The Federalist to delete his apparently anti-union June 6 tweet.
Discussion: @mattdpearce and Reason
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
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
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 …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook plans to let opinion pieces and satire be exempted from its fact-checking program, preventing such content from being labeled false  —  Move follows controversy over fact-checking of posts on abortion, climate change  —  Facebook Inc. FB .55% plans to exempt opinion pieces …
Brett Worthington / ABC:
Australia's attorney general signs directive forbidding charging journalists under certain secrecy laws without his approval; three journalists may face charges  —  The Federal Attorney-General has granted limited protection that could shield ABC and News Corp employees from facing charges over their reporting.
Discussion: @dobes
 
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