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9:10 PM ET, October 23, 2020


 Top News: 
Rebecca Nelson / ELLE:
Profile of Kristen Welker, the first Black woman to moderate a presidential debate since 1992, who covers the White House for NBC and who works to mentor others  —  At Thursday night's final presidential debate, Kristen Welker asked President Trump a pointed question about the economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Daily Beast:
Murdochs' NY Post ignored facts provided by NBC News to paint debate moderator Kristen Welker as a liberal partisan, claims right-wing outlets like Fox echoed
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
Two of four voters featured in a NYT article about Atlanta white suburban voters had paid Republican Party connections, not initially divulged in the story  —  The New York Times has been caught, once again, passing off Republican operatives as “regular” Republican voters in an article intended …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says NYU Ad Observatory, which analyzes political ad targeting with data from users with a browser extension, must cease the practice for violating TOS  —  In letter this month, Facebook says the project violates provisions in its terms of service that prohibit bulk data collection
New York Times:
Ken Kurson, EIC of the New York Observer from 2013-2017, has been charged by federal prosecutors with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce  —  Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
WSJ's news section publishes article refuting claims about Biden made in a WSJ opinion piece, a continuation of tensions between the two sides aired in July  —  The Wall Street Journal opinion page spent much of Thursday talking up a fresh allegation involving Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the son's alleged business dealings in China.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Advertisers have started sponsoring and placing ads in Substack newsletters, with some creators turning ads into their primary source of income  —  To badly paraphrase Jeff Goldblum's character in “Jurassic Park,” Dr. Ian Malcolm — ads find a way.  —  Over the past few months …
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
Former New York Daily News reporter sues the outlet, alleging she was fired after questioning why she made less than a male colleague who had the same job  —  A former City Hall reporter for the Daily News says she was fired for questioning why a male colleague was earning more for performing the same job.
New York Times:
The final presidential election debate attracted roughly 63M viewers, down 10.1M from the first debate; numbers don't include streaming on digital devices  —  About 10 million fewer Americans watched Thursday's Biden-Trump debate than the candidates' first, more chaotic matchup in Cleveland last month.
The Inquirer and Mirror:
Gannett agrees to sell Nantucket newspaper Inquirer and Mirror to a local group, 41 North Media LLC  —  The Inquirer and Mirror  —  After 30 years of corporate ownership, The Inquirer and Mirror is returning to its roots as a locally-owned, independent newspaper.
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Samson Amore / The Wrap:
iHeartMedia acquires Voxnest, which manages a marketplace that connects advertisers with podcasts and provides analytics to serve targeted ads  —  Podcast publisher iHeartMedia has acquired podcast advertising and analytics company Voxnest Friday for an undisclosed sum.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts its first daily morning show, The Get Up, a combination of pre-recorded news, pop culture, and personalized music, available as a playlist  —  Spotify's streaming music service is starting to resemble terrestrial radio with today's launch of the company's first daily morning show, “The Get Up.”
NBC News:
Revolver News, a website founded in May and promoted by Trump and some surrogates, has played a key role in spreading recent baseless claims about Hunter Biden  —  Some of the same people who pushed a false conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton that first emerged in 2016 are now targeting Hunter Biden …
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 More News: 
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Media analysis of Trump's debate performance once again focused on optics, like his “new tone” and “discipline” over the content of what he said
Tracy Brown / Los Angeles Times:
UCLA study: despite progress in on-camera representation, women and POC are underrepresented among TV executives, who are 92% white and 68% male as of Sept.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Ted Sarandos says some Netflix films have the same cultural impact as billion dollar blockbusters, but they haven't sparked the same conversation and excitement
 Earlier Picks: 
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
NBC News says it couldn't be prouder of journalist Brandy Zadrozny and says Fox News chose to smear her, encouraging harassment “and worse”
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
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”
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

From Techmeme:

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

André Beganski / Decrypt:
The US House passes the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, which would create a regulatory framework for digital assets

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

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