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7:40 PM ET, July 13, 2017

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CBS News:
CBS News and BBC News announce global editorial and newsgathering partnership, sharing video, editorial content, and other resources
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents suggest that Robert Mercer and his family funded Milo Yiannopoulos following his resignation from Breitbart News  —  The Mercer family helped Donald Trump become President — and they appear to be funding the controversial Yiannopoulos.  —  Secretive hedge fund billionaire …
Jonathan Handel / Hollywood Reporter:
NPR staffers weigh a possible strike vote as early as Friday night, while management takes a hard line in contract talks  —  Management says talks are “productive,” but the union decries an “odious” contract on offer.  —  Hollywood avoided potential strikes this year by writers and talent, but NPR may not be so lucky.
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Roku has hired IPO underwriters, and one source says it may file confidentially in the next few weeks, seeking a valuation of ~$1B  —  Streaming media player maker said to be seeking a valuation of roughly $1 billion  —  Roku Inc., which makes streaming media devices and software …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
A new report says Democrats and Republicans follow the news and access media in similar ways, but Democrats believe the news is more accurate than Republicans  —  Though Republicans and Democrats have differing — and well documented — views of the media, members of both parties still follow …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Online publishers like LittleThings and Dotdash are eliminating obtrusive ads to to boost overall revenue and improve user experience  —  LittleThings and Dotdash say they're taking a ‘less is more’ approach with ads across their sites  —  For online publishers, more advertising typically means more revenue.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
HuffPost launches a 7-week, 23-city bus tour through Middle America to “learn what it means to be American today,” which sources say could cost $1M  —  Seeking a new direction, the site launches a 23-city bus tour to ‘listen to America.’  —  Having made its name as a home …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Henry Blodget as Business Insider turns 10, on international expansion, subscriptions, video content, and more  —  “We are working in a medium, along with all of the other digital folks, in which you can tell stories in four different ways: words, pictures, video, audio.
Discussion: @kirkcheyfitz, @jbenton and @niemanlab
Jon Seidel / Chicago Sun Times:
Shareholder sues to stop Tribune Media-Sinclair deal, accusing Tribune of misleading stockholders and withholding information  —  Tribune Media Company is facing a stockholder lawsuit seeking class-action status aimed at halting its pending $3.9 billion purchase by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
Tony Romm / Recode:
FanDuel and DraftKings drop their merger, following FTC's vote to challenge it last month  —  The decision to terminate the deal comes after the U.S. government voted to challenge it.  —  FanDuel and DraftKings have decided to scrap their merger rather than fight the U.S. government …
Sami Main / Adweek:
Kevin Hart's LOL comedy network to launch streaming service Aug. 3; free app will offer a show per week with ads, $2.99 version will offer full seasons, no ads  —  Lyft is a partner for one of the series  —  Starting next month, fans of Kevin Hart can stream his specials plus hand-selected and produced content from Hart himself.
Discussion: Tubefilter
Slate:
A census of 2,515 Washington journalists reveals that most political reporters haven't adopted secure tools for communicating with sources  —  When journalists don't step up, leakers are forced to use riskier modes of communication to initiate contact.  —  In the months since Donald Trump took office …
 
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