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1:25 PM ET, October 3, 2020

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
White House Correspondents' Association says three White House journalists tested positive for COVID-19 today  —  New York (CNN Business)A widening coronavirus outbreak at the White House has left members of the media scrambling to find out if they, too, are infected.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
It's no secret that a culture of lies permeates this White House, so reporters need to press for documentation and statements from credible medical experts  —  With President Trump apparently struck by covid-19 a month before a critical election and after 200,000 American deaths from the disease …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Source: Fox News is taking precautions, including testing, after TV hosts, reporters, and staff were potentially exposed to COVID-19, including Lachlan Murdoch  —  Fox News is planning for its anchors, reporters and staff to be tested out of an abundance of caution.
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Sources: Fox News agreed to pay a former assistant of Kimberly Guilfoyle more than $4M to settle a complaint about Guilfoyle's sexually inappropriate behavior  —  As President Donald Trump heads into the 2020 elections, he faces a daunting gender gap: according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll …
Reuters:
Irina Slavina, EIC of Russian news outlet Koza Press, died after setting herself on fire in front of a government office after police searched her apartment  —  A Russian journalist has died after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod …
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
AMC+, AMC Networks' streaming service, is available without a cable subscription for the first time as it debuts on Apple TV Channels and Prime Video Channels  —  Networks AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV go direct-to-consumer for first time  —  AMC+ subscribers will get early access …
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Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
Cops resumes production, though the episodes won't air in the US and will be used to fulfill commitments in international territories where it still runs  —  Three months after being canceled at Paramount Network, the show is filming again to fulfill commitments in overseas territories.
Aarian Marshall / Wired:
Library checkouts of ebooks are up 52% YoY since March as libraries pay an average of $40 per copy due to publisher restrictions limiting library lending  —  Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March.  Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Cesar Conde is looking to draw a brighter line between news and opinion programming at MSNBC, which lags behind rivals on news coverage beyond politics  —  Cable channel fell behind rivals in the key demo when coronavirus and racial justice took center stage; new NBCUniversal News Group chairman …
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
SCOTUS agrees to hear case to decide whether the FCC can repeal or modify media ownership rules in its attempt to relax restrictions on local media ownership  —  The U.S. Supreme Court Friday said it has agreed to hear a longstanding case dealing with the FCC's attempt to relax restrictions on local media ownership.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Former Sports Illustrated owner Meredith drops its lawsuit against current SI licensee Maven, and a Maven spokesman says the dispute was solved “amiably”  —  Publishing house Meredith has dropped its $1 million lawsuit against Maven, the operator of Sports Illustrated.
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Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Sources: Russia's IRA is running a news site on US politics, reposting conservative content and paying US freelancers to write on politically sensitive issues  —  LONDON (Reuters) - The Russian group accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has posed as an independent news outlet …
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Sarah Coble / Infosecurity Magazine:   FBI and CISA say foreign intelligence may use online journals, including “pseudo-academic” ones, to sow discord in the runup to the 2020 election
 
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CNBC:
Facebook rebuts The Social Dilemma, saying the popular Netflix documentary “buries the substance in sensationalism”
Helen Stubbs / Knight Foundation:
US Survey: 62% say it is harder to be well-informed due to an increase in available info, of which 72% attribute it to mixing news and non-news items online
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NPR:
David Greene, a host of NPR's Morning Edition for eight years, is leaving the show; the broadcaster will start a nationwide search for a successor