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1:40 PM ET, September 24, 2021

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Shelley Ross / New York Times:
Shelley Ross, Chris Cuomo's boss at ABC News two decades ago, says he sexually harassed her in 2005 and emailed her an hour later to apologize  —  Ms. Ross is a veteran television journalist and former executive producer at ABC and CBS.  —  I was Chris Cuomo's boss at ABC News nearly two decades ago …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Barry Diller's IAC is in talks to buy Meredith, publisher of People, Real Simple, InStyle, and other magazines, in a $2.5B+ deal  —  Deal would add titles including People, Better Homes & Gardens and Allrecipes to IAC's stable of online lifestyle publications
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Prime Video Channels in India, offering eight streaming services in one hub at discounted prices for one year  —  Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub …
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard:
Roblox introduces music listening parties, starting with a new album from Poppy, the project of multimedia artist Moriah Pereira  —  Over the past year, Roblox has hosted immersive virtual concerts with artists like Lil Nas X and Twenty One Pilots.  Now, the gaming platform is inviting artists …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Group Nine's NowThis hires Serena Marshall as its first-ever Washington correspondent, covering the White House, midterms, and Capitol Hill  —  Serena Marshall will be tasked with covering the Biden White House, the 2022 midterm elections, and the goings-on on Capitol Hill.
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Interview with Maryana Iskander, Wikimedia Foundation's next CEO, on the org's transparency, handling misinformation on Wikipedia pages, and more  —  Two decades ago, Wikipedia arrived on the scene as a quirky online project that aimed to crowdsource and document all of human knowledge and history in real time.
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Filing: News Corp. board caps the Murdoch family's voting stake at 44% and ends a poison pill defense against hostile takeovers  —  The move allows “potential aggressor to agitate for change given sufficient capital and/or support from other investors," notes Macquarie Capital analyst Darren Leung.
Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal:
Alibaba to sell its 5% stake in Chinese state-owned broadcaster Mango, in Alibaba's first step to dismantle its media empire following pressure from Beijing  —  Earlier this year, government officials told the company to come up with a plan to substantially cut back on its media holdings
Discussion: @ajphelo and Variety
Danny Parisi / Glossy:
A look at Wirecutter's push into style, following a soft launch of a style section in early 2021, starting with broad guides that don't focus heavily on trends  —  The New York Times' Wirecutter is known for its rigorous, comprehensive product guides for everything from phones and computers to air conditioners and vacuum cleaners.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Discord is testing Watch Together, a feature that lets members broadcast YouTube videos, after Google forced the shutdown of two popular music bots on Discord  —  Discord music returns, kind of  —  Discord is starting to test YouTube integration, just weeks after Google-owned YouTube forced two popular Discord music bots offline.
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
The mainstream press, which continues to disregard the gravity of Trump's efforts to overturn democracy, isn't ready for his potential third run  —  The date was September 23, 2020, and President Donald Trump had just finished delivering a short set of remarks in the White House's briefing room.
 
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Mack Lamoureux / VICE:
Twitter Canada froze far-right candidate Maxime Bernier's account after he told his 160K followers to “play dirty” with reporters who asked about his supporters
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Appeals court rules Section 230 doesn't preclude PA's “right of publicity” law, after a news anchor sued Facebook for showing a dating ad with her image
Pew Research Center:
Pew: US adults who in April '20 said they relied most on national news and public health bodies for COVID-19 news are among the most highly vaccinated Americans
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Fox News' Tucker Carlson gets more explicit in invoking replacement theory, a white nationalist concept that Lachlan Murdoch previously said Carlson rejected