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11:40 AM ET, September 11, 2021

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Wall Street Journal:
Anemic salaries and rising tuition make debt loads from some journalism programs burdensome; USC alums have median earnings of $42K and median loans of $67K  —  Students take on debt for master's degrees in hope of news jobs even as opportunities diminish  —  News reporting has lost thousands …
Caroline Framke / Variety:
Countless tributes and TV specials marking 9/11's 20th anniversary only renew our dread and exhaustion, leaving open the question of who these specials are for  —  For anyone old enough to remember it, the insistence that we Never Forget has haunted us ever since.
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A.J. Katz / Adweek:
Several TV news correspondents and anchors, including Wolf Blitzer and Andrea Mitchell, reflect on how 9/11 changed the course of their careers  —  The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is tomorrow, and television news, as one might expect, is delivering wall-to-wall coverage …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Apollo Management names Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone as CEO of Yahoo, formerly Verizon Media; Lanzone launched CBS All Access at CBS  —  Mr. Lanzone will join Yahoo as CEO later this month  —  Apollo Global Management Inc. is naming Tinder Chief Executive Jim Lanzone the new CEO of Yahoo …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins is expected to take over as chairman and CEO of ViacomCBS' Paramount Pictures, succeeding Jim Gianopulos  —  Mr. Robbins, head of Nickelodeon, will replace Jim Gianopulos, as ViacomCBS aims to beef up original content on Paramount+
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon is the front-runner for Sunday Ticket rights, for which the NFL is expected to ask $2B-$2.5B/year; DirecTV's contract ends after 2022-23 season  —  - Amazon has a serious interest in “Sunday Ticket” and is in talks with the NFL about the package, sources say.
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Disney commits to debuting all remaining 2021 films exclusively in theaters, following the box office success of the theatrical-only release of “Shang-Chi”  —  - Disney says all remaining 2021 films to debut in cinemas first  — Most are scheduled for exclusive 45-day theater showings
Mónica Marie Zorrilla / Variety:
Nielsen: Thursday's NFL kickoff game drew 26M viewers, the most-watched since 2015, with streaming contributing an average minute audience of ~1.6M, up 64% YoY  —  It was also the most-streamed NBC NFL game to air on linear TV as well as Peacock and NBC Sports Digital, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates.
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Apple intends to double its output of TV shows and movies next year to at least one a week and plans to spend $500M+ on marketing Apple TV+ this year  —  When Apple launched its Apple TV+ service nearly two years ago, executives throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley snickered about the streaming video service.
Ethan Jakob Craft / Ad Age:
TV trade body VAB is forming a task force to create a unified approach and standards and an interoperable ecosystem for TV measurement  —  VAB announces new group dedicated to forwarding video measurement  —  The TV trade body the VAB is assembling players in the industry to form …
Stuart Schuffman / BrokeAssStuart.com:
SF Weekly to stop print publication indefinitely at the end of Sept. to focus resources on SF Examiner; Clint Reilly Communications bought both papers in Dec.  —  Well, SF Weekly is shutting down.  Maybe not permanently, but certainly indefinitely.  The unfortunate news came down from management on Friday.
 
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Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired:
Twitch sues two anonymous users, accusing them of “hate raids” harassing Black and LGBTQIA+ streamers with racist, homophobic, sexist, and other content
CNN:
CNN changes its polling methodology to better account for political differences between those who respond to polls and those who do not
Benjamin Rappaport / Chapelboro.com:
Michael Jordan makes $1M grant to UNC's Ida B. Wells Society to increase diversity in investigative journalism via outreach to aspiring journalists of color
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
New Delhi-based Amagi, which provides targeted advertising software for broadcast and connected TVs, raises $100M, bringing its total raised to $150M
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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Apple says Apple Music will use Shazam's technology to identify and compensate DJs, labels, and artists involved in making DJ mixes
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Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
California defense attorney Jay Leiderman, once dubbed the “Hacktivist's Advocate” and known for defending whistleblowers and hackers, dies at 50 years old
Luke Winkie / On Posting:
Decaying publications like Spin, Newsweek, and Deadspin are denied dignified deaths by investors, who sometimes even try to harvest NFTs from the remains
Joshua Yaffa / New Yorker:
Russian journalists labeled foreign agents by the state discuss their uncertainty about whether to leave the country, hopelessness, and the future of their work
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN has hired Marcel “Celly” Chappell and acquired the social media accounts tied to his company, BallerVisions, which is known for high-school sports content
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