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12:50 PM ET, October 7, 2019

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Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Quartz to search for new editor-in-chief as Kevin Delaney steps down; co-founder Zach Seward to replace Delaney and Jay Lauf as CEO, Katie Weber named president  —  Kevin Delaney is leaving the business media organization  —  Quartz co-CEO and editor in chief Kevin Delaney …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
How rumors about Biden and Ukraine began with a dark-money group and a Peter Schweizer book before hitting Fox News, mirroring the path of Clinton Cash theories  —  How a conservative dark-money group that targeted Hillary Clinton in 2016 spread the discredited story that may lead to Donald Trump's impeachment.
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Pema Levy / Mother Jones:
John Solomon, a former columnist at The Hill whose work helped push Ukraine-related conspiracies and was mentioned in whistleblower complaint, joins Fox News  —  For months, opinion columnist John Solomon has played a central role in stoking right-wing conspiracies about Ukraine's role …
Li Yuan / New York Times:
How China is using social media and films to stir patriotism and get communist party propaganda enthusiastically embraced by young people  —  Leveraging celebrities, the know-how of tech companies and images built for social media, the Communist Party can effectively stir patriotism among the youth.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Fox and Dish reach a new carriage deal, ending a blackout that began Sept. 26 and caused Thursday Night Football to be pulled from NFL Network on Oct. 3  —  Stations, cable nets restored after being dropped Sept. 26  —  Fox Corp. said it has reached a new carriage agreement with Dish …
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
First excerpt from Ronan Farrow's Catch and Kill describes how private investigators working for Harvey Weinstein surveilled Farrow and NYT's Jodi Kantor  —  How two operatives tasked with surveilling reporters became embroiled in an international plot to suppress sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook agrees to pay $40M in proposed settlement with several advertising agencies that claimed the company misstated video metrics by 150-900%  —  Advertisers would collect the bulk of the money after alleging Facebook inflated the average time users viewed video on the platform.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As interviews get more insistent, the White House isn't sending their usual representatives to Sunday shows, instead seeking to get their message out via ads  —  On Sunday's “Meet the Press,” NBC News moderator Chuck Todd was insistent.  —  He had asked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) …
Discussion: @stuartemmrich
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Profile of Rachel Maddow, as she publishes her second book, Blowout, and as her MSNBC show draws a strong audience, riveted by presidential drama  —  How the MSNBC host staked her show on Trump — and won the largest and most obsessive audience of her career.  —  Rachel Maddow was trying to get to work.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Interview with David Muir of World News Tonight, now one of ABC's most-watched programs, on reaching people via Instagram or Hulu as well as gaining TV viewers  —  Here's some news David Muir probably won't deliver on ABC: In recent months, his “World News Tonight” has become …
Discussion: @spj_tweets
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
Interview with the Daily Mail Editor Geordie Greig on changing tack on Brexit, overtaking Murdoch's The Sun, his first year since replacing Paul Dacre, and more  —  There is one thing that a journalist can count on, said a character in Evelyn Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop: “popularity”.
BBC:
Ofcom says Naga Munchetty did not breach its rules around impartiality, criticizes BBC's “lack of transparency” around the original ruling  —  Media watchdog Ofcom has said it has “serious concerns around the transparency of the BBC's complaints process” following its handling of the Naga Munchetty case.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A review of results for grantees of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund finds nearly all outlets reported more engagement, most didn't see more revenue  —  “Newsrooms generally reported increased levels of engagement and higher-quality conversations with audiences.
Dawn Chmielewski / Forbes:
In the aftermath of her battle for control of ViacomCBS, Shari Redstone talks about her relationship with her father, emerging media, and her attitude to risk  —  For nearly two decades, Sumner Redstone lorded over the media juggernaut he created from the corner of the 52nd floor of Viacom's headquarters …
 
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