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10:25 AM ET, September 15, 2021

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The Guardian:
Police investigating the 2019 killing of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested four men in the Derry area  —  Police Service of Northern Ireland says the men have been detained under the Terrorism Act  —  Detectives investigating the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee have arrested four men.
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Reddit is on track for more than $350M in ad revenue this year, at least double what it earned in 2020  —  The “meme stock” rally that sent shares of companies like GameStop and AMC Entertainment soaring earlier this year was driven in large part by discussion on Reddit …
Discussion: @sizpatel and @jessicalessin
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
In a memo, Fox Corp. says around 90% of its employees are vaccinated and it will soon introduce daily COVID-19 testing for those who are not vaccinated  —  Fox Corp. intends to test unvaccinated employees daily for coronavirus infections, the company disclosed in a memo.
Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal:
SmartNews, a news aggregation app that shows users articles on the same topic with labels on their political bent, raises $230M at a ~$2B valuation  —  Tokyo-based news-discovery company is valued at $2 billion in its latest funding round  —  SmartNews Inc. has raised $230 million …
Discussion: Axios, more at Techmeme »
Elias Leight / Rolling Stone:
Sleep Fruits Music, which plays 30-second clips of rain sounds, has ~10M Spotify streams/day, diminishing the money available for artists recording actual songs  —  Onlookers in the music industry are not pleased  —  On an average day on Spotify, megastars like Olivia Rodrigo and Drake routinely rack up the biggest stream counts.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
In a lawsuit, a GMA producer claims ABC News retaliated against her after she filed a complaint earlier this year alleging sexual assault by Michael Corn  —  The claim from a producer on ‘Good Morning America’ comes in an amended version of her lawsuit against the network and her former boss
Discussion: @anthony
Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter:
A slate of candidates for WGAE union leadership that supports more digital newsroom organizing won election Tuesday, after internal debate on the union's focus  —  After a campaign narrative centered on a perceived split over the role of digital journalists in the guild …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
A deep look at Salem Media, owner of Townhall, RedState, and 100+ radio stations, as well as employer and backer of California governor's candidate Larry Elder  —  Of all the candidates trying to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election wrapping up Tuesday, conservative talk show host Larry Elder has the best chance.
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Thanks to remote hiring, Quartz says people of color make up 42% of employees, up from 31% last year, and Fortune has hired 22 new people, half outside NY  —  For all the headaches for publishers associated with the shift to remote work, its impact on hiring has been a bright spot.
Erin Overbey / @erinoverbey:
[Thread] New Yorker's archive editor compiles contributor and editor diversity numbers for the magazine: people of color and women are very poorly represented  —  Let's talk about racism! Most white people at prestigious magazines don't ever want to talk about race or diversity at all. Why? It's primarily because they've been allowed to exist in a world where their mastheads resemble member registries at Southern country clubs circa 1950..
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
GB News is looking to hire more of Nigel Farage's former Brexit party colleagues; Farage's program leads channel ratings, with 80,000 viewers of his latest show  —  Channel appears to be moving further right with liberal voices squeezed out and Brexiters reported to be set to join
 
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Clio Chang / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Teen Vogue's political transformation, its place within Condé Nast, and the tension between its socialist politics and the ads that finance it
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Sources: Comcast has struck a partnership with TV manufacturer Hisense to sell two smart TV models under the brand XClass, using Comcast's X1 operating system
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Stephen Curry and his Unanimous Media production label have signed a deal with Comcast NBCUniversal; sources value the deal in the high eight-figure range
Norimitsu Onishi / New York Times:
Profile of CNews, France's top news network, modeled after Fox News, with a focus on opinion that covers incendiary topics like immigration, crime, and Islam
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Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikimedia Foundation names Maryana Iskander as CEO, starting January 2022; Iskander previously led a South African non-profit focused on youth unemployment
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Philly Inquirer refuses to call GOP investigation of PA's election results an audit, an example of an outlet using language that serves the public's interests
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Corp. buys TMZ from WarnerMedia, source says for less than $50M; Harvey Levin has signed a multi-year contract to keep running the gossip brand