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11:30 AM ET, October 2, 2019

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Poll: 12 of the 15 most polarizing US brands are national news media; the gap between how Republicans and Democrats view CNN and Fox News has grown since 2018  —  News media companies make up 12 of the 15 most polarizing brands in America today, according to a new Morning Consult poll provided to Axios.
BBC:
Meghan Markle sues Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters; Prince Harry complains about “relentless propaganda”  —  The Duchess of Sussex has begun legal action against the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters.
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen:
Reuters Institute director says journalism is divided between a conservative rearguard and the vanguard, who accept uncertainty and need for change in the field  —  “The truth is hard”  —  I've come across this quote repeatedly in the past year, most frequently in the form of ads for the New York Times at various media events.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Guardian Media Group CEO David Pemsel to leave the news publisher in spring 2020 to join the Premier League  —  Clubs say Pemsel hired because of his ‘straightforward style and personal integrity’  —  The Premier League has appointed the Guardian's David Pemsel as its new chief executive.
Amy Kaufman / Los Angeles Times:
The real-life journalists behind characters in three films at the recent Toronto International Film Festival talk about their stories being adapted into movies  —  Even as she was reporting it, Jessica Pressler had the sense that her story about a group of strippers-turned-criminals was the stuff movies are made of.
Newseum:
Newseum says it will close on Dec 31, 2019 after more than 11 years and nearly 10M visitors  —  After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, the Newseum will close on Dec. 31, 2019.  Thank you to everyone who has visited, especially the members, donors and Founding Partners whose support made it all possible.
Tom Grundy / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
Veby Mega Indah, the Indonesian journalist who was shot in the face with a police projectile in Hong Kong on Sunday, to lose sight permanently in one eye  —  Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was shot in the face with a police projectile on Sunday, will end up permanently blind in one eye, according to her lawyer.
Discussion: Fox News
Ed Pierce / Journal Tribune:
Maine's Journal Tribune to end its 135-year run on October 12, citing lack of profitability with declining subscribers and loss of advertisers; 6 staff laid off  —  BIDDEFORD —Masthead Maine CEO Lisa DeSisto, publisher of the Journal Tribune, has announced that it will close the newspaper …
 
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Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
As viewers watch more ad-free programming, product placement is now a ~$10B industry with TV product placement growing 15% YoY to $7.15B in 2018, per PQ Media
Max Willens / Digiday:
Bustle Digital Group to launch a tech news site called Input in November; BDG has acquired five sites in the past 12 months
Simon Cohen / Digital Trends:
TiVo unveils its TiVo+ live streaming service, with channels like TMZ and Food52, coming alongside new DVR hardware, in a bid to rival the Roku Channel
Discussion: Engadget
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Appeals court upholds FCC's 2017 repeal of net neutrality, but also rules the FCC can't stop states from setting their own regulations
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John Geddie / Reuters:
Singapore's “fake news” law, which requires online media platforms to correct or remove content the government considers false, goes into effect Wednesday
Kelsey Jukam / Courthouse News Service:
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Ryan Lizza and Hearst Magazines for $75M alleging defamation and common law conspiracy for Lizza's article about Nunes's Iowa farm