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The Washington Post Erik Wemple

Opinion: Sean Hannity should release his Trump memo

"Hannity drafted an unsolicited memo outlining the message Trump should offer after the Orlando nightclub shooting in June."

CNN Brian Stelter

Why is Trump citing bogus online polls?

"Thursday on MSNBC, anchor Chuck Todd was visibly frustrated by the Trump campaign's promotion of the 'polls.' He called them 'bogus.'"

Digiday Lucia Moses

Some publishers are cooling on Facebook Instant Articles

"National Geographic, which was one of the nine publishers that launched Instant Articles, confirmed it has been posting fewer Instant Articles."

NPR Rob Schmitz

A storied Hong Kong newspaper feels the heat from China

"In recent years, though, the [South China Morning] Post's coverage of mainland China has gradually softened and it's eliminated some of its content entirely: In early September, the paper shut down its Chinese-language website, deleting its archives."

Raleigh and Company R.L. BYNUM

Raleigh News & Observer lays off 2

"The Charlotte publishing hub that produces The News & Observer always has been quite busy. It got busier in August, and the current workload will double in the next few months."

Billy Penn Jennifer Lin

Ex-Inquirer reporter says Trump called her the c-word

"Craig, a calm Iowan, asked Trump what was wrong with the story. He explained that The Inquirer would run a correction if the paper had made an error. Trump snapped that he didn’t read the story."

Washington City Paper WILL SOMMER

Political consultant threatens to kill story

"He went on to ask whether LL would be aware if City Paper suddenly received a lot of money, and pondered how much he would have to spend in ads to gain more 'power' to kill stories like this one."

The Guardian Mark Sweney

Daily Mail owner to cut more than 400 jobs

"About 40% of the total job cuts will come from the company’s DMG Information business in the US, with the remainder coming from its Euromoney, RMS and head office."

The New York Times Magazine Robert Draper

How Donald Trump set off a civil war within the right-wing media

Interviews with Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Erick Erickson.

Digiday Lucia Moses

Tech publisher IDG got 38 percent of ad-blockers to whitelist its site

"...While it doesn’t see much hope in a traditional paywall, it’s gotten 500,000 people to share their email in exchange for premium content."

The Hollywood Reporter Eriq Gardner

Andrea Tantaros responds to Fox's "opportunist" insult

"She's also arguing that Fox News leaks to reporters vitiates an arbitration provision."

ALAN PRENDERGAST Westword

Can the Denver Post survive its hedge-fund owners?

"At the Denver Post, the chain’s flagship paper, the newsroom has been pruned of more than a third of its employees since June of last year."

CNN Jeremy Diamond

Donald Trump promotes Google News conspiracy

"Trump didn't cite a source to back up his claim, but the most recent report alleging this came from Sputnik News, a Russian state-owned news agency."

The New York Times Emily Steel and Michael J. de la Merced

CBS and Viacom, long split, will be told to consider reuniting

"The request would prompt CBS and Viacom to establish independent board committees to explore the idea, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity."

The Wall Street Journal Tom Corrigan

Gawker Media creditors ask judge for investigation

"In a filing, creditors of the online-media company are seeking access to Gawker’s books and to depose founder Nick Denton"

In case you missed it

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

Opinion: Sean Hannity should release his Trump memo

"Hannity drafted an unsolicited memo outlining the message Trump should offer after the Orlando nightclub shooting in June."

CNN Brian Stelter

Why is Trump citing bogus online polls?

"Thursday on MSNBC, anchor Chuck Todd was visibly frustrated by the Trump campaign's promotion of the 'polls.' He called them 'bogus.'"

Digiday Lucia Moses

Some publishers are cooling on Facebook Instant Articles

"National Geographic, which was one of the nine publishers that launched Instant Articles, confirmed it has been posting fewer Instant Articles."

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