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11:20 AM ET, September 1, 2020


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New York Times:
Facebook warns it will block Australian users and news organizations from sharing news stories on Facebook and Instagram if the ACCC's proposal passes  —  The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world.
Alison Weissbrot / AdExchanger:
Ad tech startup InfoSum, which lets companies match customer data in a privacy-compliant way, raises $15M and names Xandr's Brian Lesser CEO  —  InfoSum, a UK-based data platform that allows companies to match data in a privacy compliant-way, has raised $15 million and appointed Brian Lesser …
Luke Winkie / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Study Hall, a gossipy media site for freelancers that started as a Patreon-funded newsletter and now has 4,500 subs paying between $1 and $11/month  —  Study Hall doesn't want to be Nieman Lab, nor does it have any interest in aping Mediaite, Digiday, or the Columbia Journalism Review.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Black Kenosha News journalist quits the paper over a since-changed headline that highlighted a threat made by one of several speakers at a peaceful rally  —  Daniel Thompson, an editor at The Kenosha News, resigned over a headline that highlighted a speaker who made a threat during a peaceful protest.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: AT&T's exploring a sale of Xandr, its digital advertising unit, after acquiring one of its biggest components, ad exchange AppNexus, in 2018 for ~$1.6B  —  The telecom giant had hoped to use its scale and AppNexus deal to build up an advertising business
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A leading antitrust scholar says Google's ad marketplace should be regulated as it both runs the market and competes as its biggest buyer and seller  —  A leading antitrust scholar says yes.  Congress may be listening.  —  The days of suit-clad men shouting out orders on the bustling floors …
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard:
Artists can now livestream directly on Amazon Music across all streaming tiers through a partnership with Twitch  —  Plus: How music licensing fits in to the Twitch partnership and why livestreaming concerts could be the next step for streaming platforms.  —  As the concert livestreaming …
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Source: YouTube TV to add NFL Network to its base tier and allow subscribers to add on other sports channels, including NFL RedZone and Fox Soccer Plus  —  YouTube TV will add the NFL Network and a handful of other sports channels in September, according to a source.
Discussion: The Streamable
Jacqui Banaszynski / Nieman Storyboard:
A magazine writer and a documentary filmmaker discuss how their storytelling formats shaped their coverage of the same cold case hate murder from 1983  —  On Oct. 9, 1983, the body of Timothy Wayne Coggins, a 23-year-old Black man, was found in the woods off a power line easement in Griffin, Georgia.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
TikTok partners with Teespring to let creators sell merch directly from the app, a first for the platform, planning to roll out the integration soon  —  The exclusive partnership kicks off in September  —  TikTok creators will soon be able to sell merchandise they design and create directly to fans via the app itself.
Thomas Macaulay / The Next Web:
Stanford launches Cable TV News Analyzer, a free AI-powered online service for querying the screen time of public figures or specific topics on cable TV news  —  THE STANFORD CABLE TV NEWS ANALYZER USES COMPUTER VISION TO IDENTIFY PUBLIC FIGURES ON THE IDIOT BOX
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
When writing about Trump's Kenosha visit or his remarks on Portland, media needs to be explicit about his political calculations
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: BBC has looked at replacing the license fee with a new special income tax, based on the Swedish model for funding public service broadcasting
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As CNN's Daniel Dale and others get more TV airtime to highlight Trump's lying, the effectiveness of fact-checking at changing minds is questionable