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10:05 AM ET, October 11, 2021


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Sources: The Atlantic is recruiting writers with paid newsletters for a newsletter product, offering a base payment while letting them stay semi-independent  —  Heads up, Substack.  But also Twitter.  And Facebook.  And the New York Times ...  Here's a media trend: Journalists setting …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Despite going all in on streaming with Disney+, Disney plans to keep ESPN tied to cable bundles, its biggest revenue driver  —  - Disney's strategic move into streaming conflicts with ESPN's business, which profits handsomely from linear TV.  — ESPN probably won't consider a direct …
Renée DiResta / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “ampliganda”, where the public participates in shaping perception via amplification, as trust shifts away from legacy media to influencers  —  One Sunday morning in July of last year, a message from an anonymous account appeared on “Bernie or Vest,” …
Rob Picheta / CNN:
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, EIC of Russia's Novaya Gazeta, awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to safeguard freedom of expression  —  (CNN)The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
Canadian authorities drop charges against a man featured in NYT's “Caliphate” podcast series, after he said in court his tales of fighting for ISIS were made up  —  In exchange for the admission of the man, Shehroze Chaudhry, Canada dropped criminal charges against him.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Survey of 324 US papers with <50K circulation: 49% say the number of stories they produce has risen since 2016; 62% say social media has become more important  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  The observations in this report are based on an online survey conducted between Tuesday, August 4, 2020 and Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
The Information:
Sources: Epic Games is considering launching a scripted video division, with plans including a film based on Fortnite  —  Epic Games is considering launching an entertainment division focused on scripted video programming, said people familiar with the situation.
Discussion: @mathewolson
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look at a decades-old argument between two journalists who worked at The Boston Globe, and how its core question on the role of objectivity remains relevant  —  A writer for an alt-weekly called out a Boston Globe editor for his “fealty” to the idea of objectivity in a column that reads as if it were written yesterday.
Navneet Alang / Columbia Journalism Review:
Efforts by some food media sites to revise past work show they value journalistic obligations to accuracy and teaching more than serving as archives  —  Food media, archival repair, and what we expect from recipes  —  Last summer, as the country reeled from the murder of George Floyd …
The Daily Beast:
The Wrap CEO Sharon Waxman is accused of creating a toxic workplace by current and ex-staffers; Waxman commits to hiring outside experts to address concerns  —  ‘SCARIEST PERSON’ … TheWrap's founder, CEO, and editor has created a toxic workplace culture, said 20 current and former staffers.
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Andrew Sheeler / Sacramento Bee:
California Governor Gavin Newsom signs a law giving journalists unrestricted access to protests and demonstrations closed off by the police
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Tampa Bay Times, with ~120 newsroom employees, is asking for donations to honor specific staffers, publicly showing donor names, amounts, and journalists' names
Jemima McEvoy / Forbes:
Ex-staffers say Ozy built subscriber lists by taking lists from other news pubs through one-time deals, buying brokers' lists, and blocking unsubscribe actions
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Google says Chrome's Follow button, for sites that support RSS, is now available to all Android users
Discussion: The Verge
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Jonathan Greig / ZDNet:
Google announces new efforts to protect journalists and high-risk users from cyberattacks, including providing over 10,000 free security keys through 2021
Discussion: CNET, TechCrunch and The Keyword
Janine Gibson / Financial Times:
Interview with Andrew Neil on choosing GB News over News UK TV offer because of the chairmanship, how his relationship with GB News soured, and more
Tom Balmforth / Reuters:
Russia labels Bellingcat a foreign agent along with nine people, including a staffer of the BBC's Russian service and reporters for RFE/RL and its affiliates