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12:50 AM ET, July 18, 2017

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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 …
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Snapchat launches its Snap Publisher self-serve ad creation tool, which can convert horizontal videos and websites into vertical video ads  —  Snap Publisher enables brands to edit a horizontal video into a vertical one or to have have Snapchat's computer vision technology do the work.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
US intel officials say UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatar News Agency and social media sites in late May to plant false statements, sparking regional crisis  —  The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity joins TYT Network, whose flagship show is The Young Turks, as head of programming  —  TYT Network, the online politics and entertainment news network, has hired Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity head of programming.
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.
Alexis Levinson / BuzzFeed:
Not all Republican lawmakers like Trump's fracas with the press, with some saying it is distracting from coverage of key issues like tax reform  —  “I love the media,” said the Freedom Caucus chairman.  —  Reporting From Washington, DC … You've read a lot about the Republican war on what Donald Trump calls fake news.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
OMGDigital, a 7-year-old media company for African youth, boasts over 90M monthly views and has raised $1.1M from Kima Ventures, Soma Capital, others  —  “In the West, Cracked, BuzzFeed, and Mashable had really picked up steam.  We couldn't relate to the contents; we didn't get the jokes.
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 …
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 …
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  —  Press Association editor-in-chief Peter Clifton has said he is “certainly not replacing reporters with robots” …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Gannett's local news teams are helping USA Today expand the frequency and scale of its VR projects by collaborating on pieces, writing companion articles, more  —  “We have to remember that not only we as content creators are new to VR, but so is our audience.  For a lot of people, it's still very experiential."
 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
WHCA President Jeff Mason confirms Politico's Tara Palmeri was the journalist whose reporting the White House asked the WHCA to criticize
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Former Guardian Media Group and easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall appointed as ITV CEO, starts on January 8
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Columbia Journalism Review:
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris on the value of listening to interviewees and why he thinks it is a bad idea for interviewers to have a list of questions
Marty Kaiser / Poynter:
Interview with Billy Penn's Chris Krewson on managing a news startup: focus on readers and how to solve their problems
BBC:
The BBC's Doctor Who casts its first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, succeeding Peter Capaldi, who will leave during the Christmas special episode