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9:20 AM ET, October 6, 2022

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Brendan Vaughan / Fast Company:
Fast Company brings its site, Inc, and Mansueto back online after eight days, saying a cyberattack hit its CMS and no customer or advertiser info was disclosed  —  Eight days.  That's how long FastCompany.com was offline after we were targeted in a cyberattack, first on the afternoon of Sunday …
Dawn Chmielewski / Reuters:
Spotify acquires Kinzen, which identifies misinformation and hate speech; the Dublin-based company partnered with Spotify in 2020, initially on election content  —  Audio-streaming service Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) on Wednesday said it has acquired Kinzen, a firm that has helped it identify harmful content on the platform.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
An interview with Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke on the company's big The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power bet and plans to invest more in film and TV  —  Jennifer Salke entered the Second Age in London.  —  The head of Amazon Studios spent the 72 hours leading up to the launch of …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Sources: Facebook's two-year-old UK News tab is curated mostly by freelancers at Axel Springer's Upday, who are paid £200-£350 per day and can't work elsewhere  —  The Facebook News tab was launched in Britain with much fanfare last year as part of a $1bn global programme from the tech giant to support publishers.
Discussion: @wturvill
Chloe Melas / CNN:
Alec Baldwin and Rust Productions settle with Halyna Hutchins' family after the cinematographer was killed on set in 2021; production resumes in January 2023  —  The family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer killed on the “Rust” movie set in 2021, and Alec Baldwin have reached …
Chris Lehmann / The Nation:
Maggie Haberman's book focuses on Donald Trump's individualized rise to power, glossing over the media's role in creating and perpetuating his brand  —  The book's focus on an individualized rise to power lets the American media, political system, and cult of entrepreneurship off the hook.
Kelsey Weekman / BuzzFeed News:
Carl Azuz, the host of a 10-minute CNN news show for middle and high school students over the past 14 years, left the network and is building a TikTok following  —  For over a decade, Carl Azuz has been the face of the news for millions of students.  —  For the past 14 years, Carl Azuz …
Discussion: @kelsaywhat
Nieman Lab:
A study interviewing 64 US political journalists found many view their outlets' political endorsements as ineffective and jeopardizing editorial independence  —  Endorsements for politicians have a long history in U.S. newspapers, which until the 20th century were usually explicitly aligned with one political party or faction.
Ted Gioia / The Honest Broker:
A look at the trend toward nostalgia in music coverage and in fans' favorite songs, which are now almost set in stone, as funding for music journalism dwindles  —  Are music magazines contributing to the stagnancy of the current scene?  —  Let's start with a photo.
 
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Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank weighs a sale of its stake in Spanish-language TV broadcaster TelevisaUnivision, as the Japanese conglomerate unloads assets amid a tech slump
Bill Girdner / Courthouse News Service:
Austin's Travis County District Court becomes the first Texas state court to let journalists access new civil complaints as they are received electronically
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Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A look at Russian-language news startup Helpdesk, a team of ~50 Russian and Ukrainian journalists answering questions on the invasion, mobilizations, and more
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
A lawsuit argues Google broke a Minnesota law requiring firms to destroy video rental records since Google preserves data from the Play Store, YouTube, and more
Jenn Topper / The Reporters Committee …:
ProJourn, which provides journalists with no-cost legal help for pre-publication review and public records access, will expand after getting a $1.3M grant
Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Meta plans to shut down its newsletter subscription service Bulletin by early 2023; the Substack competitor launched in January 2021 and now has 120+ writers