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11:45 PM ET, October 14, 2020


 Top News: 
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook limits the distribution of a New York Post story that makes disputed claims about Hunter Biden, pending fact-check, while Twitter blocks sharing  —  Facebook and Twitter said they will be limiting the distribution of or blocking a New York Post story making unverified claims about former vice president Joe Biden.
[Thread] Twitter clarifies why it blocked the sharing of NY Post's Biden story, saying it contained private info and violated its Hacked Materials Policy  —  We want to provide much needed clarity around the actions we've taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
NBC sources say scheduling a Trump town hall head to head with ABC's Biden event was intended to match a similar forum Biden had Oct. 5, including the time slot  —  The candidates were set to debate on Thursday night until President Trump bowed out.  Now they will take part …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News to host a Trump town hall, moderated by Savannah Guthrie, on Thursday evening, at the same time ABC News is broadcasting a similar event with Biden  —  The dueling town halls were set in motion last week after Trump's presidential campaign refused to take part in the second …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
NYU releases a ranked list of 10 lasting works of journalism from the past decade, serving as a reminder of enduring, essential reporting  —  With so much news slamming us at every moment, it's hard to see any of it as having enduring value.  Who can even remember what happened last week?
Columbia Journalism Review:
Survey of 1,406 journalists during COVID-19: 11% experienced censorship, 61% felt increased commitment to work, 70% affected by at least one austerity measure  —  A survey reveals the hardships of covering a life-or-death story—and what challenges will linger
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon expands NFL coverage with the addition of one new wildcard playoff game on Amazon Prime Video, sharing the Jan. 10 game with ViacomCBS platforms  —  Amazon Prime Video to carry one new wildcard playoff game, which also will be available on ViacomCBS platforms
Jack Mirkinson / Discourse Blog:
Discourse Blog leaves Substack to start its own independent website, following an announcement in September  —  Welcome to the all-new Discourse Blog.  —  Welcome to Discourse Blog.  Again.  —  We've made something of a habit of introducing and reintroducing ourselves, and now …
The Daily Beast:
Current and former Fox News staffers say its new Election Integrity Project is designed to reinforce and amplify Trump's erroneous accusations about voter fraud  —  ‘PROMOTING DOUBT’ … A seemingly innocuous project to chronicle “election irregularities” feels like “an attempt to push …
Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg:
Report: Macedonian town notorious for churning out misinformation in 2016 is again hosting popular websites purporting to be US conservative news outlets  —  - Town in North Macedonia now home to deceptive right-wing sites  — Fake addresses used to make sites appear American, report says
Discussion: Rapid Response and The Daily Beast
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David Sivak / Washington Examiner:
Washington Examiner hires Greg Wilson as its managing editor; Wilson was previously the managing editor at
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify says Anchor creators in the US, UK, NZ, Canada, Australia, and Ireland can now add entire music tracks to their podcasts, as opposed to a brief sample
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Hollywood Reporter:
Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions file a lawsuit against two TV news channels spreading allegations following the suspected suicide of an actor
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's JPI Media says it had pre-tax loss of £47.7M in 2019 on revenue of £145.9M, of which £52.2M came from newspaper sales and £72.5M from advertising
Discussion: HoldtheFrontPage
George Nguyen / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics 4 launches with AI-powered insights, deeper integration with Google Ads, cross-device measurements, and more granular data controls
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Bloomberg Media made $30M+ last year from its New Economy Forum, which makes up for more than half of the company's total live events business
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
DOJ has sued a former adviser of Melania Trump, claiming she breached an NDA by publishing a scathing book; one expert called the suit an abuse of DOJ resources
Facebook announces a global policy banning anti-vaccination ads but will allow ads that advocate for legislation around vaccination policies
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Bon Appétit relaunches its YouTube channel with a diverse slate of new chefs after several hosts quit over allegations of racial inequity