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3:20 PM ET, September 30, 2022


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Alex Zalben / Decider:
Trevor Noah is leaving Paramount's The Daily Show after hosting for seven years; the news was announced to his audience on September 29 and surprised the staff  —  Trevor Noah, who began on The Daily Show as a recurring contributor in 2014 and was elevated to host, taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015 …
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
A profile of Noah Shachtman, a year in as Rolling Stone's EIC, as some staff doubt if his tabloid instincts and scoop obsession are best suited for the magazine  —  The scoop-hungry, Twitter-happy editor has turbocharged the magazine's digital metabolism—"back in the game," says Gus Wenner …
Samuel Breslow / Slate:
Wikipedia debated whether to cite Fox News, deeming it a “marginally reliable” source for politics and science; CNN and MSNBC are deemed generally reliable  —  Kevin Li recently faced a daunting task.  Wikipedia contributors had just spent nearly two months locked in a heated debate …
Discussion: @sdkb42 and @slate, more at Techmeme »
Emily Baker-White / Forbes:
Web novel apps backed by ByteDance and Tencent are running hundreds of Facebook and Instagram ads showing sexual assault, violent erotica, and acts of self-harm  —  Some of the ads include descriptions of sexual violence, paired with images of battered women and photos of male fitness influencers, which were used without permission.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Former eBay execs Jim Baugh and David Harville get 57 and 24 months in prison for a 2019 cyberstalking campaign against the producers of a critical newsletter  —  Two former eBay Inc (EBAY.O) security executives were sentenced to prison on Thursday for carrying out a campaign to harass …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Peter Kafka / Vox:
A look at the possible reasons for 2022's slow ad sales: the economy, the decline of annual ad buys, Apple's ATT rules, and a normalization after the 2021 boom  —  Four theories on why ad sales are plummeting even as the economy is doing fine.  —  Not every truism is true …
Amazon rolls out its QVC-style service Amazon Live in India, running 15 livestreams per day hosted by 150+ creators from 10am-1am, pushing electronics and more  —  Amazon has launched a QVC-style livestream shopping in India, the company said Friday, broadening its offerings in the key overseas market …
Chris Kerr / Game Developer:
Twitch is testing Elevated Chat, which lets users make a one-time payment of $5 to $100 to highlight a message in select chats for 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes  —  Twitch wants to help viewers support their favorite content creators by allowing them to pay up to $100 to elevate their message in chat.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Some BBC reporters say moving the BBC's Vietnamese service from London to Bangkok is dangerous as Vietnam has a history of abducting journalists from Thailand  —  Cost-cutting plan to move staff from London to Bangkok will put them at risk of abduction, reporters say
Discussion: Press Gazette and Variety
Eileen AJ Connelly / The Wrap:
Short-form video app Triller raised $310M from Global Emerging Markets ahead of its IPO, but does not need to draw the full sum; Triller claims 350M+ downloads  —  TikTok rival Triller said Thursday it will receive an investment of up to $310 million from Global Emerging Markets …
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Steve Appleford / Los Angeles Times:
A profile of rock magazine Creem, which stopped publishing in 1989 but relaunched as a subscription-only quarterly with plans to eventually expand beyond print
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Phil Collins and his Genesis bandmates sell their music rights, including publishing copyrights and masters, to Concord Music Group, a source says for $300M+
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