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Mediagazer - 2018-10-18T17:00:52-04:00

NYT defends its Gavin McInnes profile, saying that it was written in response to events in the news and addressed "his racist, sexist and xenophobic comments" (Jon Levine/The Wrap) - 2018-10-18T17:00:18-04:00

Interview with Matt DeRienzo, former executive director of Local Independent Online News Publishers, now back to newspapers with Hearst Connecticut Media Group (Kristen Hare/Poynter) - 2018-10-18T16:15:04-04:00

After US treasury secretary pulled out of conference in Saudi Arabia, Fox Business Network follows by announcing it will cancel sponsorship and participation (Erik Wemple/@erikwemple) - 2018-10-18T15:10:01-04:00

Former FBI agent Terry Albury sentenced to 48 months after guilty plea for leaking documents linked to stories in The Intercept (New York Times) - 2018-10-18T15:05:05-04:00

Hearst Connecticut Media Group is acquiring several weekly newspapers from HAN Network; the Hearst group has 13 existing weeklies and manages 29 websites (Alexander Soule/Connecticut Post) - 2018-10-18T14:40:04-04:00

Lenny Letter's website is shutting down Friday; it grew out of a newsletter run by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, run in partnership with Hearst, then Condé Nast (Max Willens/Digiday) - 2018-10-18T13:25:03-04:00

Publishers like Mic and Mashable do not blame Facebook's bad metrics for their pivot to video; ad revenue from video wasn't affected by video watch time (Benjamin Mullin/Wall Street Journal) - 2018-10-18T11:35:00-04:00

Cheddar announces 30-minute weeknight programming on CUNY TV, an independent NY station, which will start with its regular national news followed by local news (Christine Schmidt/Nieman Lab) - 2018-10-18T11:00:03-04:00

E. W. Scripps acquires Triton, which provides digital audience analytics and infrastructure for delivering audio for companies like NPR and Spotify, for $150M (WFTS) - 2018-10-18T09:40:00-04:00

Spotify acquires minority stake in DistroKid, a music distributor used by independent artists, enabling those using Spotify for Artists to distribute elsewhere (Reuters) - 2018-10-18T08:45:01-04:00

Study: nearly 50% of US college students lack confidence recognizing fake news on social media; 36% say threat of misinformation made them trust all media less (Daniel Funke/Poynter) - 2018-10-18T07:55:05-04:00

Sources: Disney last week sent 150+ page bid book for Fox's 22 regional sports networks, which have been valued at $20B+ combined, to prospective bidders (John Ourand/SportsBusiness Daily) - 2018-10-18T06:05:04-04:00

An in-depth analysis of how the Apple Podcasts top charts are being manipulated, and how that affects the podcast ecosystem, which relies on Apple's directory (Dave Zohrob/Chartable) - 2018-10-18T02:00:02-04:00

Clippers CourtVision, which uses AI and AR to enhance LA Clippers games on screen, launches Wednesday, backed by Steve Ballmer and built by Second Spectrum (Todd Bishop/GeekWire) - 2018-10-17T21:55:02-04:00

Arab governments have been given free rein to silence the media, stifling the hope from the Arab Spring and depriving people of the ability to discuss issues (Jamal Khashoggi/Washington Post) - 2018-10-17T20:36:49-04:00

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NYT defends its Gavin McInnes profile, saying that it was written in response to events in the news and addressed "his racist, sexist and xenophobic comments" (Jon Levine/The Wrap) - 2018-10-18T17:00:18-04:00

Jon Levine / The Wrap:
NYT defends its Gavin McInnes profile, saying that it was written in response to events in the news and addressed “his racist, sexist and xenophobic comments”  —  “We disagree with the main points of criticism,” paper says after accusations that it glossed over key details of McInnes' history

Interview with Matt DeRienzo, former executive director of Local Independent Online News Publishers, now back to newspapers with Hearst Connecticut Media Group (Kristen Hare/Poynter) - 2018-10-18T16:15:04-04:00

Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Interview with Matt DeRienzo, former executive director of Local Independent Online News Publishers, now back to newspapers with Hearst Connecticut Media Group  —  In 2014, Matt DeRienzo was the editor of the New Haven (Connecticut) Register, then owned by Digital First Media, “and I was ordered to cut half of the staff in my newsroom.

After US treasury secretary pulled out of conference in Saudi Arabia, Fox Business Network follows by announcing it will cancel sponsorship and participation (Erik Wemple/@erikwemple) - 2018-10-18T15:10:01-04:00

Erik Wemple / @erikwemple:
After US treasury secretary pulled out of conference in Saudi Arabia, Fox Business Network follows by announcing it will cancel sponsorship and participation  —  Fox Business Network has pulled out of Saudi conference: “FOX Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia. We continue to seek an interview with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.”

Former FBI agent Terry Albury sentenced to 48 months after guilty plea for leaking documents linked to stories in The Intercept (New York Times) - 2018-10-18T15:05:05-04:00

New York Times:
Former FBI agent Terry Albury sentenced to 48 months after guilty plea for leaking documents linked to stories in The Intercept  —  WASHINGTON — By the time Terry J. Albury arrived in Minneapolis in 2012, about 11 years after he went to work for the F.B.I., he had grown increasingly convinced …

Hearst Connecticut Media Group is acquiring several weekly newspapers from HAN Network; the Hearst group has 13 existing weeklies and manages 29 websites (Alexander Soule/Connecticut Post) - 2018-10-18T14:40:04-04:00

Alexander Soule / Connecticut Post:
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is acquiring several weekly newspapers from HAN Network; the Hearst group has 13 existing weeklies and manages 29 websites  —  Hearst Connecticut Media Group is acquiring several weekly newspapers from Ridgefield-based HAN Network, bolstering the coverage …

Lenny Letter's website is shutting down Friday; it grew out of a newsletter run by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, run in partnership with Hearst, then Condé Nast (Max Willens/Digiday) - 2018-10-18T13:25:03-04:00

Max Willens / Digiday:
Lenny Letter's website is shutting down Friday; it grew out of a newsletter run by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, run in partnership with Hearst, then Condé Nast  —  Lenny Letter's website is shutting down.  The site, an outgrowth of a newsletter first run in partnership with Hearst …

Publishers like Mic and Mashable do not blame Facebook's bad metrics for their pivot to video; ad revenue from video wasn't affected by video watch time (Benjamin Mullin/Wall Street Journal) - 2018-10-18T11:35:00-04:00

Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Publishers like Mic and Mashable do not blame Facebook's bad metrics for their pivot to video; ad revenue from video wasn't affected by video watch time  —  Allegations that Facebook misled advertisers about video viewership on its platform have rankled many in the media industry

Cheddar announces 30-minute weeknight programming on CUNY TV, an independent NY station, which will start with its regular national news followed by local news (Christine Schmidt/Nieman Lab) - 2018-10-18T11:00:03-04:00

Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Cheddar announces 30-minute weeknight programming on CUNY TV, an independent NY station, which will start with its regular national news followed by local news  —  WeWork locations, gas stations, local broadcast stations, and now local airwaves — Cheddar, the “CNBC for millennials” …

E. W. Scripps acquires Triton, which provides digital audience analytics and infrastructure for delivering audio for companies like NPR and Spotify, for $150M (WFTS) - 2018-10-18T09:40:00-04:00

WFTS:
E. W. Scripps acquires Triton, which provides digital audience analytics and infrastructure for delivering audio for companies like NPR and Spotify, for $150M  —  The E.W. Scripps Company  —  CINCINNATI - The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is acquiring Triton, the global leader …

Spotify acquires minority stake in DistroKid, a music distributor used by independent artists, enabling those using Spotify for Artists to distribute elsewhere (Reuters) - 2018-10-18T08:45:01-04:00

Reuters:
Spotify acquires minority stake in DistroKid, a music distributor used by independent artists, enabling those using Spotify for Artists to distribute elsewhere  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify said on Wednesday it had taken a stake in DistroKid …

Study: nearly 50% of US college students lack confidence recognizing fake news on social media; 36% say threat of misinformation made them trust all media less (Daniel Funke/Poynter) - 2018-10-18T07:55:05-04:00

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Study: nearly 50% of US college students lack confidence recognizing fake news on social media; 36% say threat of misinformation made them trust all media less  —  It's tough out there for college students these days — especially on their news feeds.  —  According to a new media consumption study …

Sources: Disney last week sent 150+ page bid book for Fox's 22 regional sports networks, which have been valued at $20B+ combined, to prospective bidders (John Ourand/SportsBusiness Daily) - 2018-10-18T06:05:04-04:00

John Ourand / SportsBusiness Daily:
Sources: Disney last week sent 150+ page bid book for Fox's 22 regional sports networks, which have been valued at $20B+ combined, to prospective bidders  —  Disney's sales process for Fox' 22 RSNs took a big step forward last week when the company sent the official bid book to prospective bidders, according to several sources.

An in-depth analysis of how the Apple Podcasts top charts are being manipulated, and how that affects the podcast ecosystem, which relies on Apple's directory (Dave Zohrob/Chartable) - 2018-10-18T02:00:02-04:00

Dave Zohrob / Chartable:
An in-depth analysis of how the Apple Podcasts top charts are being manipulated, and how that affects the podcast ecosystem, which relies on Apple's directory  —  How did an unknown show about real estate beat out Serial, Dr. Death, and The Daily?  —  Something weird has been happening on the Apple podcast charts lately.

Clippers CourtVision, which uses AI and AR to enhance LA Clippers games on screen, launches Wednesday, backed by Steve Ballmer and built by Second Spectrum (Todd Bishop/GeekWire) - 2018-10-17T21:55:02-04:00

Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Clippers CourtVision, which uses AI and AR to enhance LA Clippers games on screen, launches Wednesday, backed by Steve Ballmer and built by Second Spectrum  —  LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer has launched plenty of products in high-stakes situations, but this takes it to a new level.

Arab governments have been given free rein to silence the media, stifling the hope from the Arab Spring and depriving people of the ability to discuss issues (Jamal Khashoggi/Washington Post) - 2018-10-17T20:36:49-04:00

Jamal Khashoggi / Washington Post:
Arab governments have been given free rein to silence the media, stifling the hope from the Arab Spring and depriving people of the ability to discuss issues  —  I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi's translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul.

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