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
Discussion: Nieman Lab, @stephenkb, @afuahirsch, @sophierunning, @alexhern, @charlenewhite, @joannajarjue and @charlesarthur
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab: Is a journalist calling out the impact of racism “bias”?
Stephen Bush / @stephenkb: This story just gets worse and worse. Fantastic, crazy scoop by @jimwaterson. https://twitter.com/...
Afua Hirsch / @afuahirsch: BBC now has to explain; 1. why it reprimanded Naga Munchetty for condemning racism. 2. Why it only reprimanded her, when co-host Dan Walker was the one drawing her into it. 3. Why BBC lied twice, on air, when we questioned the reason she'd been singled out https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Sophie Walker / @sophierunning: Next time a woman of colour tells you she is treated unfairly compared to a white man, believe her. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Alex Hern / @alexhern: So, the BBC received a complaint about the “anti-Trump bias” of two presenters... and only censured the one who spoke about her personal experience as a victim of racism. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Charlene White / @charlenewhite: Well, well, well .... do you know how often BAME workers try to explain how they're treated unfairly compared to their white colleagues - and no-one believes them? Ladies and gents, Exhibit A: https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Joanna Jarjue / @joannajarjue: This is getting so messy 🙈 let's just stop pretending racism is something ‘debatable’ in media n things like this won't happen. Last time someone likened the only black royal's baby to a monkey and people were literally invited on panels to “discuss” if this was racist 🥴. Lol. https://twitter.com/...
Charles Arthur / @charlesarthur: I think someone at the BBC is soon going to be looking for a cardboard box for their desk ornaments. pic.twitter.com/Om96QlT2ft
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
Discussion: Yahoo News, BBC, The Independent, @johnwilson14, @magicmagid, @markdistef, @markdistef, @markdistef, HuffPost UK, mirror and @emilybell
Chiara Giordano / The Independent: Share your thoughts and debate the big issues
John Wilson / @johnwilson14: Good. But a single anonymous complaint should never have prompted this in the first place. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
@magicmagid: Make no mistake - this is as a result of public outcry alone. Common sense may have finally won, but the BBC and its Executive Complaints Unit need to seriously get their act together. Racism is a matter of fact, and it's wrong plain and simple. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Mark Di Stefano / @markdistef: Crucially.... and really it is crucial... there is no mention of how and why Naga Munchetty became the sole subject of the complaint and the BBC editorial department's focus on her specifically, as revealed by @jimwaterson this morning.
Mark Di Stefano / @markdistef: BBC director general Tony Hall: “In this instance, I don't think Naga's words were sufficient to merit a partial uphold of the complaint around the comments she made”
Mark Di Stefano / @markdistef: Hall continued: “There was never any sanction against Naga and I hope this step makes that absolutely clear.”
Lucy Needham / mirror: BBC director-general Tony Hall overturns Naga Munchetty ruling after fierce backlash
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
Discussion: Nieman Lab, NBC News, @matthewstoller, @whatthebit, @mattnavarra, @backlon, @rafat and @juddlegum, more at Techmeme »
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab: Facebook will reportedly only pay a quarter of the news outlets featured on its upcoming news tab
Matt Stoller / @matthewstoller: Facebook indicated it would be paying news outlets for news, but in keeping with its policy of constant deception it won't actually be paying most news outlets for news. https://www.wsj.com/...
Stefan Constantine / @whatthebit: Treating the big boys like freelancers. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/RSiFktK6ws
Matt Navarra / @mattnavarra: “The licensing fees Facebook is offering range as high as $3 million a year for national news outlets to several hundred thousand dollars for regional publications, they said.” “The deals would be for three years.” https://www.wsj.com/...
Dieter Bohn / @backlon: Wait does this mean that a Facebook product for distributing news isn't as good for publishers as previously thought?? UNPRECEDENTED! https://twitter.com/...
Judd Legum / @juddlegum: The page, which Facebook says will be limited to trustworthy outlets, may include BREITBART The company is including Breitbart, which has laundered white nationalist talking points, to avoid claims of conservative bias https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
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: Reason and @mattdpearce
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason: Trump's Civil War Tweet Is Bad. This Other Tweet May Be Unconstitutional.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple News+ launches in the UK and Australia for £9.99 and AU$14.99 per month respectively, with over 150 publications on board — Apple News+, Apple's subscription news and magazine service, has launched for users who live in the UK and Australia, Apple announced today.
Discussion: Digiday, Forbes, News UK, The Times & The Sunday Times, The Apple Post and Apple Newsroom
Lucinda Southern / Digiday: Apple News+ launches in the UK with The Times and Hearst on board
Tom Knowles / The Times & The Sunday Times: Apple launches subscription news app in partnership with The Times
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
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 …
Discussion: MediaPost, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: ByteDance Estimated To Take In $7B In Revs First 6 Months Of 2019
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
Discussion: Vox, FiveThirtyEight, @rafat, @rafat, @rafat, @benmullin and @benmullin, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / Vox: Food52, the recipes + cookware site founded by a former New York Times food columnist, is gobbled up
Karen K. Ho / FiveThirtyEight: Significant Digits For Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
Rafat Ali / @rafat: While everyone writes about the Vox-NY Mag deal as an indicator of future of media, I am more impressed by the IndustryDive (https://t.co/...) and Food52 deals (https://t.co/...), the sustainable current of meaningful media.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: @Food52 @amandahesser Thing to note: Food52 now is primarily an ecommerce-first business, even though it started as media and that's still the flytrap.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Huge fan of @food52 and the founder @amandahesser, congrats on the deal: Chernin Group is buying majority in a vertical media exemplar, unusually rich valuation for the Chernin deal folks. https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: E-commerce is a good business in digital media! @Food52, a company built by @amandahesser and @merrillstubbs over the last decade, reached $30 million in annual revenue last year. They just sold a big stake in their company to TCG: https://www.wsj.com/...
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: Scoop: TCG (an affiliate of The Chernin Group) is buying a majority stake in Food52 for $83 million. The deal values Food52 in the low nine-figures. https://www.wsj.com/...
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.
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.
Discussion: TVNewser, CNN, Fox News, Poynter, The Daily Caller, Slate, Variety, The Guardian, Mother Jones, The Hill, Mediaite and Politico
A.J. Katz / TVNewser: The Biden Campaign Asks News Networks to Stop Having Rudy Giuliani on Their Shows
Brooke Singman / Fox News: Giuliani rips ex-Ukrainian prosecutor for downplaying Biden ‘bribery’ claims
Tom Jones / Poynter: The cost of Giuliani's must-see TV, plus a sportswriter's big save and Robert DeNiro curses Trump — literally
Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller: Biden Camp Pressures Major Media Outlets To Stop Inviting Giuliani On To Speak About Ukraine
Brian Steinberg / Variety: Biden Campaign Presses TV News to Stop Interviewing Giuliani
Justine Coleman / The Hill: Biden campaign demands news channels stop booking Giuliani
Connor Mannion / Mediaite: Chuck Todd and GOP Rep. Scalise Clash In Tense Interview: You ‘Seem to Be Uncomfortable’ Defending Trump
Sarah Cammarata / Politico: Ex-Trump official scolds president and allies for Ukraine mess
Lakeidra Chavis / ProPublica:
ProPublica journalists recommend books and articles that inspired them — ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for our newsletter to get weekly updates written by our journalists.
Discussion: @spj_tweets, @dailycopywriter and @penamerica
@spj_tweets: A reader asked @propublica what books or movies they recommended for someone interested in journalism. This column features the books, articles and movies that inspired journalists in their newsroom. What works inspired you? https://www.propublica.org/...
Matt Rizvi / @dailycopywriter: There's 2 big skills copywriters need to learn from journalists... > Writing in a tone that sounds objective instead of salesy > Conducting in-depth interviews to uncover the key details These books should help... https://www.propublica.org/...
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.