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7:20 PM ET, October 24, 2019


 Top News: 
Adam K. Raymond / New York Magazine:
The White House has canceled its print subscriptions to NYT and Washington Post and plans to instruct federal agencies to cancel their subscriptions  —  Donald Trump's pettiness knows no limit.  It was proven yet again Tuesday, when the White House cancelled its subscriptions to the New York Times …
Caitlin Yilek / Washington Examiner:
In what she assumed was an off-the-record call, Kellyanne Conway mocked and threatened a Washington Examiner reporter for mentioning Conway's husband in a story  —  Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, describing herself as “a powerful woman,” aggressively and disparagingly told a female reporter …
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:
The Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman and apologize to a Sports Illustrated reporter after probe of comments Taubman yelled toward female reporters  —  WASHINGTON — The Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday afternoon and issued an apology …
Tommy Shane / First Draft:
First Draft to offer free training and tech support to help US newsrooms discover, verify, and investigate online content in preparation for the 2020 election  —  Craig Newmark Philanthropies joins Google News Initiative in supporting organization's mission to reach every journalist in every state
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Facebook to pay some news partners as much as $3M a year for appearing in its news tab, to be available as a test Friday for a couple hundred thousand US users  —  Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Facebook to unveil news tab at an event Friday with News Corp's Robert Thomson; sources: direct payments to 200 publishers will go up to millions of dollars
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter misses Q3 estimates with revenue of $823.7M, up 9% YoY; ad revenue of $702M, up 8% YoY; 145M monetizable DAUs, up 17% YoY  —  Twitter today reported its earnings for the quarter that ended September 30, and the numbers delivered a big surprise, falling on both sales and earnings per share.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Jeff Zucker says he wants to hire former Fox anchor Shepard Smith and defends the practice of hiring pro-Trump contributors to speak for the president  —  “When he's available, he is somebody who is very talented and I would be very open to talking to him," the network president said.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Ofcom report: BBC should include more links to rivals and its journalists should call out lies more, says small number of politicized viewers erode trust in BBC  —  Report finds broadcaster must do more to prove value to viewers more familiar with Netflix  —  The BBC is at risk of losing …
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Paris Martineau / Wired:
New report says the proliferation of right-wing content on YouTube is driven by both supply and demand rather than the platform's recommendation algorithm  —  In a new report, Penn State political scientists say that it's not the recommendation engine, but the communities that form around right-wing content.
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Allen G. Breed / Associated Press:
Former AP reporter Kathryn Johnson, whose coverage of the civil rights movement and other major stories like My Lai led to notable scoops, has died at 93
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NYT, and FT say they will not serve as media partners at Saudi Arabia's Future of Investment Initiative event this year
BBC News launches dark web mirror of its international site, accessible via Tor, as it seeks to thwart censorship from states such as China, Iran, and Vietnam