Mediagazer

Mediagazer


Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page.

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Verizon Media reports Q3 revenue of $1.7B, down 7.4% YoY but up 21.2% QoQ; FiOS TV lost 61,000 subscribers @georgszalai  / Hollywood Reporter)

Student journalists at the Daily Gamecock, USC's independent student newspaper, say they are taking a two week hiatus, citing burnout and mental health concerns @asmeleah  / CNN)

Profile of Nick Quah, who says Hot Pod, his newsletter about podcasting, has between 20,000 and 25,000 subscribers and earns six figures @notrobwalker  / Marker)

The Economist says subscriptions and circulation accounted for two-thirds of its £326M revenue in the year ending March 31, as it focuses on retaining subs @larakiara  / Digiday)

Descript, which offers a simple podcast editing tool, expands into video editing, letting users edit videos by rearranging a transcript @OneJaredNewman  / Fast Company)

Sources: Quibi is shutting down following lower-than-expected viewership, disappointing download numbers, and a lawsuit; the startup raised $1.75B (Wall Street Journal)

Pew study: 75% of US adults are paying "very" or "fairly" close attention to presidential election news, based on a survey Oct. 6-12, up from 66% a month prior (Pew Research Center)

Former Facebook employees describe tests of News Feed algorithm changes and their impact on left- and right-leaning news sites, with tweaks to favor the right (Mother Jones)

FCC's top lawyer defends its authority to interpret Section 230, saying 1996 legislation that included Section 230 amended a 1934 act that created the FCC @jbrodkin  / Ars Technica)

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Fox News host Sean Hannity joined colleague Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night in retracting story alleging CNN had scripted a high school student's question ( / Hollywood Reporter)

Newsweek's Eichenwald implied a link among Trump, Wikileaks, and Russia that doesn't hold up

Chicago PD shuts down its arrest API, used by journalists to access arrest data, after Chicago Reporter used it to reveal that CPD had inflated looting claims (Chicago Reporter)

Maker Media, the company behind Make: magazine and the festival Maker Faire, is laying off all of its 22 employees and pausing all operations @JoshConstine  / TechCrunch)

NPR says it has decided not to use the word "lie" to describe Trump's false claims

Trump budget cuts would cause "the collapse of the public media system itself," says CPB CEO

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