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San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial board

San Diego Union-Tribune endorses a Democrat

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Nieman Lab Shan Wang

How can FOIA keep up with Slack?

"The government consultancy 18F, for instance, has public Slack channels, and posts its work on GitHub, so whenever something is available to an 18F staffer, it’s also available to the general public."

Downtown Los Angeles Sue Laris

Downtown Los Angeles News is for sale

"It has been an extraordinary and fulfilling run, but I am no longer the right person to lead this business."

Politico Peter Sterne

Mental Floss to end print edition

"'While this is the final issue of mental_floss magazine, we're hoping it's not the last you'll hear from us,' magazine co-founders Mangesh Hattikudur and Will Pearson wrote in a note to readers that will run in the November–December issue of the magazine next month."

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Newsrooms stand by their 'bogus' post-debate 'polls'

"Donald Trump continues to mislead people about political polling, forcing several news outlets to reconsider whether they should post 'who won?' online surveys after presidential debates."

The Wall Street Journal Joe Flint

Can CBS and Viacom merge? It hinges on one relationship

"The relationship between the two—the flashy TV executive and the behind-the-scenes family brawler—holds the key to whether Ms. Redstone can pull off what would be a dramatic finale to a year of corporate drama..."

The Wall Street Journal JACK MARSHALL

Advertising association pushes for greater transparency on Facebook

"Facebook’s measurement systems should be audited by a third party, the advertiser trade body said."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

Why is Donald Trump becoming more press shy?

"The man who boosted his candidacy during the primaries by seeming to be everywhere at once in the media has given relatively few interviews to national news outlets in recent weeks other than Fox News."

Media Nation Dan Kennedy

Boston Globe makes digital moves

"The big news is that Katie Kingsbury will replace David Skok as managing editor for digital. Skok, who’s also vice president for digital, is heading back to his native Canada."

Columbia Missourian GEORGE KENNEDY

GateHouse Media buys Columbia Daily Tribune

"Andy Waters, president of Tribune Publishing Co., and Vicki Russell, publisher, will leave the company when the sale closes, the Tribune reported."

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."

In case you missed it

Columbia Journalism Review Carlett Spike and Pete Vernon

An analysis of 547 debate questions since 1960

"If the next two debates shape up like the first, the debate season as a whole would set a new high-water mark for the proportion of debate questions involving personality traits."

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial board

San Diego Union-Tribune endorses a Democrat

It's the first Democrat endorsement in its 148-year history.

Nieman Lab Shan Wang

How can FOIA keep up with Slack?

"The government consultancy 18F, for instance, has public Slack channels, and posts its work on GitHub, so whenever something is available to an 18F staffer, it’s also available to the general public."

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