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11:25 AM ET, October 28, 2020

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Roisin O'Connor / The Independent:
Spotify comes under criticism after Joe Rogan interviewed Alex Jones in a three-hour episode of his podcast on Tuesday; Jones was banned from Spotify in 2018  —  Jones was banned from Spotify, as well as Facebook, Apple and YouTube, in 2018  —  Spotify is under fire after Joe Rogan invited …
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
Since 2003, the conservative Bradley Foundation has awarded $1M to current and former members of WSJ's editorial board or to writers on the paper's Opinion side  —  The Rhode Island senator's “dark money” riff at a SCOTUS hearing drew fire from the Journal's opinion side …
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap:
Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, will host a current affairs series for Apple TV+ as part of a multiyear deal with Stewart's Busboy Productions  —  Jon Stewart is returning to television with a new current affairs series at Apple, the company announced Tuesday.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
RTL Group sells its stake in Canada-based digital media and tech company BroadbandTV for $120M, as BBTV launches an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange  —  European media conglomerate RTL Group has sold its entire stake in BroadbandTV, the digital media and tech company, for $120 million.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok says it is working with AP to provide access to an interactive map showing live results for both US federal and state elections in its election guide  —  TikTok announced this morning it will expand the set of resources provided in its in-app election guide in the U.S. to include direct access …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
DoubleVerify, which provides ad analytics and fraud detection tools to advertisers and brands, raises $350M  —  Ad-based platforms can face a lot of heat from advertisers when they can't control how and where their ads run: just look back to the ad boycott against Facebook earlier this year …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
CUNY's Journalism Creators Program, which began in 2010 as a 4-month NYC program, is now fully remote and 100 days long, encouraging smaller community ventures  —  Here at Nieman Lab in 2010, we were just two years into covering journalism innovation and more broadly, what the future of news would look like.
Reuters:
Italy's antitrust authority to investigate Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the online display ad market, following a complaint by IAB Italy  —  ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's antitrust authority is investigating Alphabet's Google GOOGL.O for alleged abuse of its dominant position …
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
ViacomCBS names Bryon Rubin COO of the CBS Entertainment Group; Rubin will also continue as CFO of the division  —  Rubin, who is currently CFO of the division, will continue in that role as well, overseeing all financial and business operations for the unit.
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Sports streaming service DAZN is expanding to 200 countries and territories on December 1  —  EXCLUSIVE: Sports streaming service DAZN is expanding to 200 countries and territories on December 1, with initial monthly pricing of £1.99 or less.  —  Launched in 2016 and backed …
Discussion: The Streamable
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Group Nine's NowThis says it has unionized with the Writers Guild of America East for its 90-person editorial staff  —  NowThis, a leading producer of video news for mobile use, said Tuesday it has unionized with the Writers Guild of America East.  —  The parent company, Ben Lerer's Group Nine …
 
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Daniel Menaker, an influential editor and author who spent 26 years at The New Yorker before becoming chief editor at Random House, dies at 79
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
EIC of Courier Newsroom says Facebook has penalized it for being open about its funding, while right-wing news sites with opaque funding don't face restrictions
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
T-Mobile will debut live TV streaming service TVision on Nov. 1, with TVision Vibe available for $10/mo. and more expensive TVision Live tiers with sports, news
David Folkenflik / NPR:
USAGM CEO eliminates firewall protecting VOA and affiliated newsrooms from political interference in its journalism, claiming “harm” to “US national interest”
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Lincoln Project signed with UTA to develop Lincoln Media and sources say it's weighing offers from studios, podcast networks, a path akin to Crooked Media's
Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
Salt Lake Tribune to move to a weekly print edition at the end of 2020 as its decade-long print, delivery, and ad partnership with the Deseret News expires
Emily Atkin / HEATED:
Analysis of 30 news articles on the last presidential debate's climate policy exchange shows 25 used Trump's pro-oil framing while 5 hit on the cost of inaction