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6:45 PM ET, September 26, 2021


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A look at NYT's trust-and-innovation project, one of several newsroom initiatives unfolding amid speculation over who will succeed Executive Editor Dean Baquet  —  On a mission for 10 million paying customers, the paper has formed a new team to help ensure confidence in its journalism …
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
GoodRx debuts GoodRx Health, a site with a 50-person editorial team aiming to give better answers to the most googled health questions than sites like WebMD  —  Cheap prescription-drugs platform GoodRx is getting into the content business.  The company is debuting GoodRx Health …
Geoff Dembicki / VICE:
News Corp. has documented its carbon emissions cuts and climate-change risk mitigation since 2006, even as many of its outlets deny the phenomenon  —  Murdoch's News Corp has spent the past 15 years mitigating its own climate risk while giving media outlets like Fox News carte blanche to deny climate change altogether.
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
The Mississippi Free Press, a nonprofit committed to solutions-based journalism that launched in March 2020, had little choice but to focus on the pandemic  —  On the Mississippi Free Press' birthday, publisher Kimberly Griffin headlined her summary of what the new nonprofit news organization …
Charlie Warzel / Galaxy Brain:
Q&A with Gizmodo reporter Shoshana Wodinksy, on covering online advertising and data privacy issues and why adtech is dense and dull on purpose  —  This is the longest Q&A I've ever done here on Galaxy Brain.  There's quite a bit, here.  But I think it's worth the read.  Let me explain why.
Russell Contreras / Axios:
US GAO: ~11% of workers in the media industry and ~8% of workers in newspapers and publishing were Hispanic from 2014-2019, vs. 18% of the total US workforce  —  Latinos are severely underrepresented in the media industry and have made few gains in film, television, or newsrooms since 2014 …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
The social media industry needs its own version of journalism's firewall to shield safety, moderation, and enforcement decisions from execs focused on growth  —  Government regulation will never fix everything wrong with online discourse.  The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did.
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Robyn Vinter / The Guardian:
UK's Channel 4 and its sister channels were down for more than an hour during prime time on Saturday evening because of a technical problem  —  Several TV channels including Channel 5, Film 4 and More 4, lost output  —  Half a dozen TV channels including Channel 4 and Channel 5 suffered …
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 …
Brian Contreras / Los Angeles Times:
How TikTok's auto-generation tools helped popularize subtitles in the app, as creators compete for the estimated 75% of users who leave their phones on mute  —  TikTok creator Alyssa McKay has perfected a persona people love to hate: a Regina George-esque rich girl whose bouncy raps are packed …
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Production crew union says Apple claimed less than 20M TV+ subscribers in the US and Canada as of July 1, allowing Apple to pay workers lower rates
Oscar Schwartz / New York Times:
Guardian Australia is limiting the kinds of stories it posts on Facebook, after Australia's High Court ruled Pages owners can be liable for comments under posts
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney's Marvel is suing the heirs of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Gene Colan as it tries to keep full control of Avengers characters under US copyright law
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