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10:15 AM ET, October 4, 2019


 Top News: 
Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
CNN rejects an ad from the Trump 2020 campaign, saying it fails to meet ad standards because it disparages CNN and its journalists and makes false claims  —  The 30-second spot paints the president as a victim of Democrats and alleged “media lapdogs” like CNN.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Print magazines and digital media companies are joining forces for more digital scale plus the potential of trusted media brands and premium print products  —  The paper magazine has increasingly become a luxury good, as more publishers jettison titles into digital lifeboats.
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
Brent Lang / Variety:
Elisabeth Murdoch, former 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider, and UK TV producer Jane Featherstone launch Sister, a global content production company  —  Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone are joining forces to launch Sister, a global production and development company …
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
Sesame Street is moving from HBO to HBO Max in 2020 and will produce five new seasons; as before, it will air for free on PBS Kids after it premieres  —  New York (CNN Business)"Sesame Street" is heading to WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max.  —  Sesame Workshop …
Andy Campbell / HuffPost:
HuffPost laid off 11 full-time employees and two contractors in its video department on Thursday, citing new strategy to focus on “high audience engagement”  —  About 11 full-time employees — including five managers — were cut as HuffPost “realigns its video strategy,” the company said.
Discussion: @huffpostunion
Subrat Patnaik / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters buys B2B events specialist FC Business Intelligence, which it will rebrand as Reuters Events and operate as part of the news division  —  (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) (TRI.N) said on Friday it had acquired business-to-business events specialist, FC Business Intelligence (FCBI).
Discussion: Press Gazette and Reuters
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Aldi, the fifth biggest supermarket chain in the UK, will no longer sell newspapers or magazines in its UK stores  —  Discount supermarket giant Aldi has stopped selling newspapers and magazines at all of its UK stores.  —  Aldi, which was ranked as the UK's fifth biggest supermarket earlier this year …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
FT says an independent review cleared its journalists of claims of collusion with investors when covering alleged irregularities at the fintech company Wirecard  —  An independent review has exonerated Financial Times reporters of colluding with investors over its reports on alleged irregularities …
Discussion: Reuters and Talking Biz News
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Some BBC staff members challenged managers and demanded an apology for Naga Munchetty, citing unclear impartiality rules after a censure reversal of Munchetty  —  BAME workers at meeting demand an inquiry and say presenter deserves an apology  —  BBC managers faced open revolt from furious staff …
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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Trump again suggests starting his own global news network, criticizes CNN's international broadcasts, and denigrates Voice of America and Radio Free Europe
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Fire TV has no deal yet to carry Disney+ because Amazon is pushing for the right to sell a percentage of the ad inventory on other Disney apps
Brent Lang / Variety:
Participant and Magnolia buy North American rights to Collective, a documentary about Romanian journalists uncovering healthcare fraud following a club fire
Discussion: The Wrap
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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook now only prohibits ads whose misinfo is fact-checked, but won't pass political ads to fact-checkers for review, effectively allowing lies in those ads
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
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: TheMaven, Sports Illustrated's new operator, is laying off 40+ employees and plans to hire as many as 200 contract workers in the coming months