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7:55 AM ET, October 7, 2020

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Quartz has been put up for sale by Japan's Uzabase, which expects to sell the site at a significant discount from the $86M it paid for it in 2018  —  Japan's Uzabase expects to sell the business news site for far less than the $110 million it paid in 2018
NBC News:
Facebook says it will ban QAnon across its platforms, removing all “Facebook Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts” that represent QAnon  —  Facebook said Tuesday that it is banning all QAnon accounts from its platforms, a significant escalation over its previous action …
Axios:
Democrats on US House committee urge changes to antitrust law, including letting news publishers team up to negotiate vs. tech platforms who want their content  —  The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday laid out Democrats' vision of a U.S. antitrust policy built to rein in Google, Apple …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Howard Stern is nearing a contract renewal with Sirius XM that would boost his pay to about $120M a year, from $80M to $100M now  —  Howard Stern, the radio shock jock who's maintained his star power in the podcasting era, is nearing a contract renewal with Sirius XM Holdings Inc …
Discussion: Awful Announcing
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Following McEnany's diagnosis, reporters say they are furious about WH's cavalier attitude toward their safety and criticize the timidity of WHCA's statement  —  Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's COVID-19 diagnosis has only added to journalists' frustration—and anxiety—at 1600 Penn.
Gillian Tan / Bloomberg:
Sources: Thomson Reuters is exploring the sale of its 50% stake in its Manhattan headquarters, becoming the latest media giant to rethink its property holdings  —  - Midtown Manhattan office tower co-owned with Rudin Management  — Skyscraper opened in 2001, includes outdoor billboard space
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK government report: local election turnout rose 0.37% for every 1% growth in daily newspaper circulation; an additional local title grew turnout another 1.27%  —  Government -backed research has found that for every percentage point growth in a local daily newspaper's circulation …
Tim Balk / New York Daily News:
Twitter says it locked Trump's account Monday evening after the account tweeted the email address of a NY Post columnist  —  Twitter said it locked President Trump's account on Monday after the commander-in-chief violated company policies by sharing the email address of a New York Post columnist in a chirp.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A grand jury in Texas has indicted Netflix for the film Cuties under a law that forbids lewd content of young children; Netflix says the charge is without merit  —  A Texas grand jury has indicted Netflix on a charge of disseminating lewd material by distributing the French film “Cuties.”
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds a Stories feature to its Google iOS and Android app, a carousel focusing on publisher content that can include audio, full-screen video, and photos  —  Google announced today it's introducing a Stories feature to its Google app for iOS and Android, which now reaches over 800 million people per month.
 
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Andrew Bucholtz / Awful Announcing:
Keith Olbermann announces he's leaving ESPN once again to launch a political commentary series on YouTube, starting Wednesday at 5pm ET
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bonnier to sell seven of its best-known US titles, including Saveur and Popular Science, to private equity firm North Equity as it moves to exit US media market
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Politico:
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, who have helmed Politico's newsletter Playbook for four years, are leaving the outlet at the end of the year
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Netflix show Glow, which had started filming its fourth season, is canceled entirely due to the difficulty and cost of filming in Los Angeles during COVID-19
Max Willens / Digiday:
Interview with Condé Nast's first diversity and inclusion officer Yashica Olden on her new role, goals and obstacles, and more
Yochai Benkler / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study of 55K stories, 5M tweets, and 75K Facebook posts between March 1 and Aug. 31 shows how media helped Trump and GOP discredit the voting process for some
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
The New Yorker Union says it has reached an agreement with Condé Nast to include a just cause clause in contracts, shortly before a picket had been planned