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10:45 PM ET, August 24, 2021


 Top News: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
News outlets err by posting anecdotal stories with suggestive headlines that can serve as misinfo, as Chicago Tribune did with Facebook's top-viewed story in Q1  —  On Friday, The New York Times had a scoop.  Facebook — that known vector for the spread of kid photos, neighborhood goings-on …
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
MSNBC newsroom staffers vote for a union, after the network declined voluntary recognition in June; MSNBC's president signals the network won't contest results  —  - Writers Guild won election among about 300 employees  — The Writers Guild has swelled its ranks in recent years
Investigation into the last days of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan after being left behind in retreat  —  Danish Siddiqui was with soldiers on the front line of an Afghan Special Forces clash with the Taliban.  New reporting, and his last photographs …
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Some media outlets remain committed to crypto as a revenue source, including Bleacher Report, Decrypt, and Time, which has 20 staff focused on crypto innovation  —  To the naked eye, it looks like media companies' dalliances with NFTs have come to an end.  —  In the early summer months of 2021 …
Dan Whateley / Insider:
WaPo is hiring a video producer and community manager for its TikTok team as it prepares to expand into formats like live video  —  - The Washington Post is expanding its TikTok team after building a fan base of 1 million followers.  — The company is hiring a producer and community manager …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Sean Parker's SR Labs, formerly called Screening Room, has quietly built a service to help studios deliver “screener” copies of films to Hollywood awards voters  —  Sean Parker's stealthy startup SR Labs wanted to revolutionize the way consumers watch movies at home.
Discussion: @jank0
Kathryn Hopkins / WWD:
Condé Nast's Allure names Jessica Cruel as editor-in-chief, replacing Michelle Lee, who joined Netflix's marketing team  —  She takes the helm from Michelle Lee, who has joined Netflix.  —  Condé Nast has appointed Jessica Cruel editor in chief of Allure, succeeding Michelle Lee, who jumped ship to join Netflix.
Discussion: @kirbiejohnson and @heymichellelee
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Q&A with The NewsGuild president Jon Schleuss about lobbying for bills to save local news outlets, how loss of local news outlets led to the Jan. 6 riot, more  —  As well as anyone, Jon Schleuss makes a compelling case for saving journalism jobs.  —  In an interview, he shared his outlook …
Discussion: @brierdudley
Erin Woo / New York Times:
TikTok partners with Shopify to launch a pilot program letting merchants add a shopping tab to their profiles and link to products in their posts  —  TikTok and Shopify, the e-commerce platform, said on Tuesday that they were working together to add the ability for consumers to shop directly in the TikTok app for the first time.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Groovy Bot, which lets Discord users play music from YouTube videos and other services, is shutting down Aug. 30 after YouTube sent a cease-and-desist notice
Ryan Deto / Pittsburgh City Paper:
Judge gives initial ruling that Pittsburgh Press-Gazette's “editorial” decision to bar a Black reporter from covering BLM isn't protected by the First Amendment
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify enables subscriptions for all US podcasters using Anchor for episodes on RSS and Spotify, adds pricing options, lets creators download subscriber emails
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Laura Hayes / Washington City Paper:
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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Vox Media is weighing several options to finance its expansion, including a SPAC merger or an IPO; Vox says it is buying drinks website Punch
Zeynep Tufekci / @zeynep:
[Thread] Zeynep Tufekci says her substack will soon turn into a free newsletter for a future book as she joins NYT as an opinion columnist