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9:25 PM ET, October 24, 2020

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Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook asks NYU Ad Observatory, which analyzes political ad targeting using data collected from a browser extension, to 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
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Jeff Zucker's leadership at CNN, as sources say he felt blindsided by parent WarnerMedia's restructuring and has had friction with CEO Jason Kilar  —  Under AT&T, cable boss felt blindsided by a recent overhaul of WarnerMedia that slimmed down his role
Variety:
Sources: Apple, Netflix, and other streamers explored acquiring the delayed Bond movie No Time to Die, but MGM's $600M price tag for it was deemed too much  —  Apple, Netflix and other streaming services explored the possibility of acquiring “No Time to Die,” the upcoming James Bond movie that was originally slated to debut last April.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Some Vogue staffers say Anna Wintour fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color and her apology was hypocritical; others say her apology was heartfelt  —  Vogue's September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors.  But some employees say the magazine's powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.
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.
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.
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
FEC filings and sources show RNC may have spent over $900,000 on Sean Hannity's book Live Free or Die over the last three months  —  The Republican National Committee spent $492,000 on books in one day — likely all of it on Hannity's latest  —  The Republican National Committee continues …
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.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: at least three large US media companies expect the number of US households with pay-TV to fall to ~50M by 2025, a drop of $25B in cable revenue  —  - At least three large U.S. media companies expect the number of U.S. households that subscribe to a traditional pay-TV bundle to fall to about 50 million in the next five years.
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 …
 
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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
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
Koen Swinkels / Medium:
The weakness of the evidence in the Trump Twitter “hack” shows that for some journalists, the hacker's reputation was enough to believe him
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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
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.
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
@nbcnewspr:
NBC News says it couldn't be prouder of journalist Brandy Zadrozny and says Fox News chose to smear her, encouraging harassment “and worse”
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”