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10:30 AM ET, September 13, 2021


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins is expected to take over as chairman and CEO of ViacomCBS' Paramount Pictures, succeeding Jim Gianopulos
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox News' subscription streaming service Fox Nation acquires Cops, the reality TV show pulled off air last year amid the George Floyd protests  —  “Cops,” the reality TV series depicting law enforcement in action, was pulled off the air last year after 32 seasons amid the nationwide protests …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff continues teasing out stories from powerful people in his new book Too Famous, while remaining light on source attributions  —  In his new book, the author of “Fire and Fury” continues his specialty: teasing out stories from men in power.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Live Nation resumes its delayed acquisition of a 51% stake in Mexico's largest concert provider Ocesa Entretenimiento for around $444M  —  Live Nation has resumed its acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Ocesa Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico …
Mark Jacob / Northwestern Local News Initiative:
A look at the challenges for many smaller newsrooms in developing a digital strategy, including affording tech support, gathering metrics, and spotty internet  —  While some major local news outlets are well along on a dramatic pivot from print to digital, many smaller newsrooms remain bullish on print …
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
Holly Bailey / Washington Post:
How WWL, a talk radio station, became a lifeline for New Orleans' powerless amid Hurricane Ida, with hosts sleeping in the station broadcasting at all hours  —  At the radio station that also remained on air through Katrina, hosts are sleeping in the office to broadcast round-the-clock.
Chattanooga Times Free Press:
The Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee says it will give iPads to daily print subscribers as it goes digital-only six days a week by mid-2022  —  The publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press is investing millions of dollars in a plan to convert the newspaper's print subscribers to a mostly digital format.
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 More News: 
Lily Waddell / London Evening Standard:
Channel 4 strikes a deal with Amazon, reported to be worth seven figures, to share the broadcast of US Open final in the UK
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
Stuart Schuffman /
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.
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”
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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
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