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4:50 PM ET, September 8, 2022


 Top News: 
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Bernard Shaw, CNN's first news anchor who started when the network launched in 1980 and retired after more than 20 years in 1981, dies at 82  —  Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw died Wednesday of pneumonia unrelated to Covid-19, Shaw's family announced in a statement Thursday.  Shaw was 82.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar withdraws the JCPA from consideration in a Senate committee after Republicans added provisions to limit content moderation by tech platforms  —  Supporters of a bill meant to give news organizations greater leverage against the giant tech companies were forced …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
A Brussels court dismisses most of IAB Europe's appeals about its consent framework, found to be in breach of GDPR; some appeals will head to the EU's top court  —  It's privacy crunch time for ‘consent’ to track...  For those watching the slow motion unpicking of surveillance advertising …
Ryan Gajewski / The Hollywood Reporter:
Source: HBO Max plans to correct a VFX error in House of the Dragon's second episode later in the week; King Viserys' fingers are visible and wrapped in green  —  Viewers spotted a gaffe involving King Viserys, played by actor Paddy Considine, as the latest episode aired Sunday.
New York Times:
Vice Media journalists raise concerns about the company's potential deal with MBC, which is partially owned by the Saudi government, on a call with executives  —  The deal would involve the creation of a new brand focused on lifestyle and entertainment coverage and could be worth at least $50 million over several years.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Anne Garrels, an NPR international correspondent who reported from major conflicts around the world including the US bombing of Baghdad in 2003, dies at 71  —  She reported on conflicts around the world and for a time was the only American broadcast journalist reporting from Baghdad during the U.S. …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Police arrest Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles on suspicion of murder in the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German  —  Less than a day after asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Salesforce will co-produce a seven-episode docuseries for CNBC as part of a deal with NBCUniversal, debuting September 17 and profiling Salesforce clients  —  Salesforce will co-produce a new branded docuseries for CNBC's linear channel as a part of a broader television deal that Salesforce …
Source: Amazon is charging $600K for a 30-second spot for its Thursday Night Football game, vs. ~$500K Fox sought last year, guaranteeing 12M+ viewers a game  —  When the National Football League's regular season kicks off Thursday, millions of fans will settle into their easy chairs to watch America's biggest, richest sport.
Peter Kafka / Vox:
At Code, former Disney CEO Bob Iger said he wanted to buy Twitter in 2016 for its “phenomenal” distribution platform but didn't because of “nastiness”, not bots  —  Bots were fine.  Nastiness wasn't.  —  Elon Musk wanted to buy Twitter.  Then he decided he didn't.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Snap's ad archive shows some Democratic and progressive organizations were able to target ads using a GOP voter data repository; Snap blames an internal mistake  —  A slip-up by social media giant Snap allowed leading Democratic campaigns and party committees to unwittingly tap into a vast repository …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google signed News Showcase deals with Bloomberg Media and The Texas Tribune, but the feature is late to launch as other US outlets balk at the terms
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Staff memo: Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is leaving at the end of 2022 after nearly 10 years as editor to chair Boston University's journalism department