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9:25 AM ET, August 16, 2017


 Top News: 
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer moves to dark web after GoDaddy, Google bans, sharing its .onion address  —  Prominent neo-Nazi news site the Daily Stormer has apparently moved to the dark web after being denied domain registration from Google and GoDaddy.  The site's status page tweeted a link …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is deleting posts linking to a Daily Stormer article that attacked Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, after article was shared more than 65K times
New York Times:
Source: Hope Hicks will be named new White House director of communications, replacing Anthony Scaramucci, but only on an interim basis for now  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's longtime aide, Hope Hicks, will serve as the interim White House director of communications and will help …
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows  —  Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 1.09% has set a budget …
Washington Post:
On Tuesday morning, Trump retweeted an image of a “Trump train” running over a CNN reporter, days after Charlottesville tragedy, but later deleted it  —  President Trump's war with CNN went off the rails Tuesday morning after he retweeted an image of a Trump train running over a CNN reporter …
Sources: Mashable is exploring strategic options including a sale of all or part of the firm; company says it hired LionTree Advisors months ago to seek capital  —  Mashable Inc. is exploring strategic options including the sale of all or part of the online media company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Discussion: @lucas_shaw, Thanks:@whatthebit
Isabel Gottlieb / Bloomberg:
MoviePass drops subscription price to $9.95 a month, sells majority stake to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., plans to IPO by March 2018  —  MoviePass wants to subsidize your film habit, letting you go to the theater once a day for about the price of a single ticket.
The Conversation:
A look at potential hazards of news outlets increasingly receiving capital from billionaires  —  On July 28, Apple heiress Laurene Powell Jobs bought a majority stake in The Atlantic.  —  It's the latest media purchase by the billionaire class, a group that includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos …
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
BuzzFeed News partners with election data startup Decision Desk HQ to provide live coverage of US elections in 2018
Discussion: @benmullin
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Q&A with Joseph Lichterman, formerly of Nieman Lab, now a fellow at the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, funded by a grant from Solutions Journalism Network
Jessica Estepa / USA Today:
Trump's re-election campaign accuses CNN of censorship after the network refused to air its ad; CNN says it would run the ad if images of reporters removed
Discussion: Mediaite
 Earlier Picks: 
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
In interview, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the streaming service will spend $7B on original content in 2018
Discussion: Polygon and Business Insider
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Chris Castallo, formerly CBS's exec VP of alternate programming, joins Verizon's Go90 as head of development