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6:45 AM ET, September 21, 2021


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Washington Post:
The Washington Post announces 41 new editing roles, including two deputy managing editors to the masthead  —  Announcement from Executive Editor Sally Buzbee, Managing Editor Cameron Barr, Managing Editor Tracy Grant, Managing Editor Krissah Thompson, Managing Editor Kat Downs Mulder:  —  Dear Colleagues,
Pew Research Center:
Survey: 47% of US Facebook users regularly get news on the platform, down from 54% in 2020; 29% of US TikTok users regularly get news from the app, up from 22%  —  More than half of Twitter user get news on the site regularly  —  To better examine the ways Americans get news in a digital age …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look at the US government's work to help Afghan journalists escape the Taliban, hampered by bureaucratic snags and often eclipsed by Qatari-led efforts  —  The secretary of state cites a “massive effort” by the government, but people involved in the evacuation instead describe bureaucratic snags.
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Afghan daily Etilaatroz struggles with less income and a dwindling staff who work under fear, after two of its journalists were brutally beaten by the Taliban
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Netflix took a total of 44 Emmys, tying the record for a single year, as Apple TV+ took home 10, its best year yet, and HBO and HBO Max took 19  —  nabbed the most Emmys ever for a single platform with 44 including 11 for  —  The Crown, more than double its nearest rival, HBO/HBO Max.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
As UK print newspaper readership declines, The Guardian joins News UK and The Telegraph in making circulation figures private, accessible only to ad agencies  —  The Guardian has decided to make its print circulation figures private and put more focus on metrics that reflect its …
Amit Gurbaxani / Billboard:
Gaana, India's leading music streaming service, has seen low paid sub growth; India's audio streaming market is 38% ad-supported, behind only China, Venezuela  —  Ad-based listening is booming, outpacing subscriptions.  Now streaming service Gaana wants to convert listeners into customers.
Natasha Turak / CNBC:
Universal Music Group rises by as much as 35% on its market debut in Amsterdam, valuing the company at over €45B, after being spun off from Vivendi  —  - Shares traded just above 25 euros ($29.32) per share Tuesday morning, more than 35% above the reference price of 18.5 euros per share.
Fortune says it will donate 214 ETH from its NFT sale to four journalism non-profits, with each organization getting $165,000 at current prices  —  Fortune's successful first foray into the NFT market, selling digital variations on our recent “Crypto vs. Wall Street” magazine cover …
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Emily Bell / The Guardian:
Murdoch's launch of talkTV, featuring a Piers Morgan nightly show, is as much about opportunism and competing with low-production cost rivals as it is ideology
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Analysis: Amazon has doubled sponsored product ads at the top of some search results, from two or three to as many as six
BBC News appoints Zoe Kleinman as its first Technology Editor, as part of a new Technology & Innovation story team based in Glasgow
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
The Daily News says its EIC Robert York is being replaced on an interim and “as-needed” basis by Andrew Julien, editor and publisher of The Hartford Courant
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Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Nicki Minaj posted the phone numbers of two reporters, who were trying to contact her cousin's friend, on Instagram on Friday, inviting spam calls and threats
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku announces $50 Streaming Stick 4K and $70 Streaming Stick 4K+, which adds a Voice Remote Pro, and Roku OS 10.5 with improved voice support
Tanner Stening / Northeastern:
Survey of 1,400 Americans: 92.1% of liberals, 60.1% of conservatives, and 78.4% of moderates strongly or somewhat support labeling misinfo in social media posts
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Filmmakers of HBO's The Jinx feel “very gratified” after Robert Durst's murder conviction, as lawyers on both sides acknowledge the documentary's key role