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8:20 AM ET, September 23, 2020

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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
In a rally, Trump again mocks Ali Velshi for being hit with a rubber bullet amid protests and adds a vague story to mock another reporter thrown aside by police  —  Donald Trump again mocked MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi for the moment when he was struck by a rubber bullet while covering protests in June …
Variety:
Penske Media reaches a deal with MRC to operate Billboard, Vibe, and the Hollywood Reporter under a newly formed joint venture  —  MRC brings to the venture its production infrastructure.  The MRC banner is home to the Netflix drama “Ozark” and has produced such feature films as “Knives Out,” “Baby Driver” and “Ted.”
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Political journalists at Fox News, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC say they are preparing for an election night without an immediate decision in the presidential contest  —  “And Wisconsin goes for . . . nobody, yet.”  That's the kind of inconclusive message you may hear often on election night …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A look at Google's acquisition of DoubleClick and the approval of the deal by the FTC, which was pivotal in it becoming a dominant digital advertising player  —  The $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007 was a “game changer.”  A growing number of antitrust experts say it's the sort of deal that should no longer be possible.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Roku can't buy sponsored product ads on Amazon for its own products and products sold by Roku often don't appear atop search results for them  —  Some makers of smart speakers, video doorbells and other hardware hit roadblocks buying key ads in search results; gadgets made by e-commerce giant get edge
Peter Slattery / OneZero:
How Spotify's UX decisions have encouraged the growth of adjective-laden generic artist names, enabling a kind of SEO spam for music  —  The platform is filled with search-optimized spammers, and there's no end in sight  —  Welcome to The Cheater's Guide to Spotify, a series about the schemes …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR should have consistently disclosed Nina Totenberg's long-standing friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which at least appeared to be a conflict of interest  —  When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, NPR reporter Nina Totenberg was among the first to break the news.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Norway's Schibsted built podcast tools into its own platform so its outlets can publish podcasts behind paywalls before releasing them on third-party platforms  —  The podcast landscape in Norway is still nascent, but news group Schibsted is gearing up an attempt to turbocharge that growth.
 
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@wiredunion:
Five months into its fight for recognition, Wired's union holds a half-day work stoppage after Condé Nast excludes some editorial staff from the bargaining unit
Joe Otterson / Variety:
ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Network plans to rebrand as Paramount Movie Network next year and move out of long-form TV series to focus on made-for-TV movies
Brian Morrissey / @bmorrissey:
Brian Morrissey, president and editor-in-chief of Digiday, is stepping down at the end of the month and starting a newsletter on sustainable media
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises have laid off at least 35 journalists in the last two weeks
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
UK's Film and TV Charity debuts new £2M COVID-19 Recovery Fund with an initial £1M from Amazon and a focus on protecting the industry's diverse talent pipeline
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Quibi is exploring several strategic options including a possible sale, raising more money, or going public through a merger with a SPAC