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1:45 PM ET, October 31, 2020


 Top News: 
Glenn Greenwald / Greenwald:
Glenn Greenwald publishes his email exchange with Intercept editors about his Biden story, which he says precipitated his resignation  —  Given The Intercept's vehement denials, readers are entitled to see for themselves what the truth is: transparency journalism with integrity requires.
Peter Sterne / New York Magazine:
Greenwald's break with The Intercept was inevitable: he planned to leave, viewed editing as censorship, and Substack may be able to match his six-figure salary  —  On Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald denounced The Intercept, the news outlet he co-founded six years ago, and announced his immediate resignation.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter allows NY Post's account to tweet again, updating its practice of “not retroactively overturning prior enforcement”  —  Social-media company reverses policy that previously required newspaper to delete old tweets before being able to tweet again
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fact-checking finds more problems with The Atlantic story on niche sports by Ruth S. Barrett, who had a scandal-ridden record when using the byline Ruth Shalit  —  Over a couple of paragraphs in a recent story on niche sports and college athletics, Ruth S. Barrett writes of two injuries sustained …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Tim Davie says that BBC journalists can attend Pride marches, if they aren't seen as taking a stand on “politicized issues”, though what that means is unclear  —  Non-politicised participation allowed, Tim Davie says, as newsrooms call for clarity on new impartiality rules
David Bauder / Associated Press:
How news outlets are preparing for election night, with plans for extended live coverage and transparency about what's known and what isn't  —  NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
YouTube TV says it is dropping NESN, the sports network for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, on Saturday; NESN will only stream on fuboTV and AT&T TV NOW  —  Just a few weeks after losing Fox Sports RSNs, YouTube TV will be dropping NESN, the regional sports network coving the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
Vignesh Ramachandran / Nieman Lab:
Brown Institute's Local News Lab is partnering with small- and medium-sized newsrooms to help build dynamic paywalls that adapt to content or reader behavior  —  Paywalls are nothing new.  But using advances in machine learning to make paywalls “smarter” could help resource-strapped local newsrooms …
Lauren Harris / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Priyanjana Bengani, who began researching “pink slime” journalism in 2019, on how it scales and the role of local outlets in discovering the phenomenon  —  Last week, outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times reported the emergence …
Connie Guglielmo / CNET:
Interview with Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias as the company finalizes its purchase of CNET Media Group, on media disruption and the crisis of consumers' trust  —  Ric Elias says the best conversation he ever had was the 30 seconds he spent shaking the hand of the man who saved his life, neither one of them saying a single word.
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Pew Research Center:
Among six public US newspaper companies, ad revenue fell by a median 42% YoY in Q2; circulation revenue fell by 8% YoY; labor expenses in four fell a median 20%
Angel Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
LA Times launches Latinx Files, a free weekly newsletter to highlight issues facing the Latinx community as part of its effort to cover underrepresented stories
Addy Baird / BuzzFeed News:
Maine's tight Senate race has helped offset pandemic losses for local news with the Bangor Daily News seeing a 3,000% increase in political ad spending vs. 2014
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Profile of FCC's Brendan Carr, a key figure in the Republican fight against Big Tech and potential FCC chairman if Trump is reelected
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT, by overstating Miles Taylor's seniority when it published his op-ed, and CNN, by letting him lie on live TV, disgraced themselves in the Anonymous charade