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11:30 AM ET, July 18, 2017

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Ross Barkan / The Guardian:
The closure of the Baltimore City Paper is a reminder that declining revenues pose a far greater threat to the news industry than Donald Trump  —  mid the litany of laments over how Donald Trump's nearly-there or full-blown fascist White House is ending the free press as we know it …
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump has only given one solo press conference during his six months as president  —  The last time President Donald Trump gave a solo press conference, Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser was only three days old.  James Comey was still in charge of the FBI …
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to verify UK users are aged 18+ by April 2018; users may be asked to verify with credit card details  —  UK gov't brings in online porn watchdog to police site operators and force compliance.  —  The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Memo: Sinclair's VP of News Scott Livingston lambasts recent coverage of the company and accuses the NYT and WaPo of bias  —  An executive at local broadcast TV giant Sinclair defended the company and lashed out against what he called “biased” news organizations that have …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Bob Woodward has confirmed he's working on a Watergate-themed movie with actor Robert Redford who portrayed him in All The President's Men  —  Robert Redford (age 80) and Bob Woodward emerged last night from Avra Madison on 60th Street in New York City.  Redford played Woodward in the 1976 movie, “All the President's Men.”
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Megyn Kelly's Sunday news magazine show draws its lowest ratings since its premiere peak of 6.2M on June 4, dropping to 3.1M viewers last Sunday  —  Megyn Kelly's Sunday news magazine this week registered its lowest ratings since its debut on June 4, according to Nielsen Research.
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
ABC News launches The Briefing Room, a live digital program focusing on White House press briefings and political reporting from DC  —  ABC News is launching The Briefing Room today, a new, live digital program focusing on “White House press briefings and the latest political reporting from Washington …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $2.79B, vs. $2.76B expected, and total streaming subs grew 5.2M to 104M, vs. 3.2M expected; stock up 10%+  —  Netflix added 5.2 million overall streaming subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, dramatically beating investor expectations for both U.S. and international growth.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Streaming service fuboTV says it is adding Fusion TV to its entry-level fubo Premier bundle  —  Univision channel is part of $34.99 tier  —  Streaming service fuboTV said it was adding Fusion TV to its entry-level fubo Premier bundle.  —  Fubo, which emphasizes sports programming …
 
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Press Association EIC Peter Clifton says the news org is not replacing reporters with robots, after being awarded near $1M to develop an automated news project
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Digital Content Next, the trade body representing news outlets like the NYT and ABC, urges FCC to reconsider plans to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules