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6:40 PM ET, October 22, 2020


 Top News: 
John Whitehouse / Media Matters for America:
Tucker Carlson hosted a former WH speech writer on his Fox News show for a segment attacking NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny for basic reporting techniques  —  Zadrozny is just really good at her job  —  During the October 21 edition of his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson hosted Darren Beattie …
Washington Post:
Trump posted a 37-minute clip of his 60 Minutes interview on Facebook, violating an agreement that WH was taping the interview “for archival purposes only”  —  President Trump followed through on his threat, or promise, to release video of his interview with CBS News journalist Lesley Stahl …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Shorenstein Center's Media Manipulation Casebook aims to help journalists know how and when to respond to misinformation by breaking down misinfo campaigns  —  For journalists in 2020, some of the biggest hurdles in getting factual, corroborated information to news consumers are getting …
Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg confirm Quibi is shutting down: “Our failure was not for lack of trying; we've considered and exhausted every option”  —  We started with the idea to create the next generation of storytelling and because of you, we were able to create and deliver …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Quibi says it will shut down “on or about” December 1 and does not know if its original content will be made available elsewhere after it shuts down
The Information:
Sources: Jeffrey Katzenberg tried to sell Quibi's catalog to NBCUniversal and Facebook, but both passed
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Quibi decided to shut down and return $350M to investors rather than try and prolong the life of the company through another big investment
The Daily Beast:
The Murdochs' NY Post ignored facts provided by NBC News to paint tonight's debate moderator as a liberal partisan; right-wing outlets like Fox amplified claims  —  ‘SHEER DESPERATION’  —  A New York Post story ignored basic facts in an attempt to paint tonight's debate moderator as a liberal partisan.
Jacob Feldman /
ESPN to put about 10% of its overall written output on ESPN+, making it available only to subscribers, though breaking news will remain free  —  As of Nov. 9, five daily ESPN radio shows' telecasts will be exclusively available on the platform for both live and on-demand viewers.
Taylor Lyles / The Verge:
Sony says its PS5 will have Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, and YouTube at launch on Nov. 12, with Prime Video, Hulu, and Peacock coming later  —  No Prime Video, HBO Max, or Hulu on day one, though  —  If you are planning to use your PlayStation 5 for more than just gaming …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T Q3: HBO Max subscribers reach 28.7M and top 57M worldwide with HBO; HBO hits revenue of $1.8B, down 2.1% YoY; Warner Bros. revenue is $2.4B, down 27.7% YoY  —  All told, 28.7 million customers were eligible to get HBO Max at the end of Q3.  —  As of the end of September …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Hulu to drop Fox regional sports networks from tomorrow, joining YouTube TV, Sling TV, and fuboTV  —  The ability to stream Sinclair-owned Fox Sports RSNs including YES Network and Marquee Sports Network has become a major challenge for streamers.  Starting tomorrow, October 23 …
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
WHO grants Wikipedia free use of its published data, allowing it to be reposted widely in almost 200 languages and starting with COVID-19 information  —  The health agency will license much of its material to the online encyclopedia, allowing the information to be reposted widely into almost 200 languages.
Alexandra Mondalek / The Business of Fashion:
Fashion site Repeller, renamed from Man Repeller, is shutting down after its founder stepped back in June following staff accusations of racist behavior  —  The company, which rebranded as Repeller earlier this year, faced criticism over the summer for its content and internal culture.
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 More News: 
Sean Illing / Vox:
Q&A with Jay Rosen on the media's progress as seen in its treatment of the NY Post story, the reality-based press, and necessary changes to election coverage
 Earlier Picks: 
Esther Kezia Thorpe / Media Voices Podcast:
Podcast transcript of Casey Newton, Thomas Baekdal, Simon Owens, Anne Helen Petersen, and Josh Sternberg on going solo and earning revenue directly from readers
Nathan Grayson / Kotaku:
Twitch sent DMCA notices to streamers on Tuesday, deleting content without allowing counterclaims; Twitch says “thousands” of music rights holders complained
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's top lawyer defends its authority to interpret Section 230, saying 1996 legislation that included Section 230 amended a 1934 act that created the FCC
Mother Jones:
Former Facebook employees describe tests of News Feed algorithm changes and their impact on left- and right-leaning news sites, with tweaks to favor the right