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10:05 AM ET, October 3, 2019

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Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Content recommendation company Taboola has bought rival Outbrain for $250M in cash and 30% equity; Taboola says it will hit $1B in revenue in 2019  —  Outbrain and Taboola — the Ross and Rachel “will they, won't they” online advertising story of our times — could finally have its happy ending.
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Ad tech firm MediaMath debuts Source, an initiative to clean up the digital media supply chain, with 16 ad tech firms, ad agencies, and publishers participating
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vice Media agrees to acquire Refinery29 in a deal expected to close before the end of 2019; source: Vice is issuing mostly stock to Refinery29's shareholders  —  After months of talks, Vice Media sealed an agreement to acquire Refinery29, a bet by the two digital-centric media companies …
Kareem Fahim / Washington Post:
Top media and human rights figures gathered Wednesday for a memorial service in Istanbul for Jamal Khashoggi on the first anniversary of his death  —  ISTANBUL — The memorial service for Jamal Khashoggi was held in the shadow of the Saudi Consulate on Wednesday, on the first anniversary of his death …
Pew Research Center:
Poll of US adults: 62% say social media has “too much control” over the mix of news we see on their platforms, and 55% say this results in a worse mix of news  —  Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often
The Daily Beast:
The Hill's John Solomon emailed a story he wrote on Ukraine to Rudy Giuliani's allies pre-publication; the email was part of packet given to Congress Wednesday  —  The email was then included in part of a misinformation dossier that the State Department Inspector General delivered to Congress.
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
EU's top court rules that an individual country can order Facebook to take down defamatory content and restrict global access to that material  —  Comments posted on the social network about an Austrian politician became a battle over the reach of European defamation laws on the internet.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: TheMaven, Sports Illustrated's new operator, is planning to lay off 40+ employees and hire as many as 200 contract workers in the coming months  —  Employees are expected to receive notice this week that their jobs are being cut  —  TheMaven Inc., which earlier this year licensed …
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Chris Thompson / Deadspin:
Chris Stone is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Sports Illustrated after 27 years at the publication; source says layoffs are likely in the next few weeks
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Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Man is sentenced to four months in prison for threatening to kill Boston Globe workers because the paper coordinated editorials condemning Trump's press attacks  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - A California man was sentenced on Wednesday to four months in prison for threatening to kill employees …
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Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Fox News says radio host and commentator Todd Starnes is no longer working at the network and his show on Fox Nation has also been canceled  —  Fox News radio host and commentator Todd Starnes has been ousted from the network, its website contract and the premium subscription service Fox Nation, the company told TheWrap on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Jensen / NPR:
NPR came closest to meeting a goal set by its standards and practices editor to reduce the number of corrections per month to 50 in September, when it issued 64  —  We last wrote about NPR's efforts to reduce the number of errors it makes about a year ago.  At that point, the newsroom …
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Study of 1,769 undergrads in Texas finds those who spent time away from Facebook consumed less news and reported feeling less depressed than those who didn't
Sludge:
Sludge, the media startup focusing on money in politics, says it needs to raise significant funds this month or it will “go into hibernation on October 31”
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Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
Employees of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald announce they plan to unionize, while criticizing a decade of downsizing, layoffs, and consolidation
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Public opinion will affect the outcome of impeachment inquiry; journalists should prepare well for interviews, stop booking liars, and avoid false equivalence
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