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7:30 PM ET, July 18, 2014


 Top News: 
Forbes Media Agrees To Sell Majority Stake To A Group Of International Investors To Accelerate The Company's Global Growth  —  Forbes Family Welcomes Significant Investment by Investor Group  —  Investors Are Committed to Forbes' Brand, Strategy, Values and Management …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Forbes devalued its brand by adding misleading native advertising and bad contributors  —  No silver bullets  —  Lewis DVorkin performed a miracle with Forbes ... almost.  He almost rescued a dying brand, almost helped get it sold to a new owner, and almost rescued the Forbes family …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet  —  NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Russia Today London correspondent resigns in protest at ‘disrespect for facts’ over Malaysian plane crash  —  A Russia Today reporter based in London has resigned with immediate effect in protest at the station's coverage of yesterday's plane crash in Ukraine.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
RT blasts back at latest departure: ‘We have different definitions of truth’  —  Another big story, another high-profile departure: Russia Today's (RT) Sara Firth has resigned over the network's coverage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  RT is the Kremlin-funded international news agency …
Discussion: TVNewser, Gawker, @dabeard and Mashable
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market  —  After months of rumors and a leak earlier this week, Amazon officially unveiled its entrance into the ebook subscription market today with Kindle Unlimited, a service that offers readers access to 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
Introducing Kindle Unlimited: Unlimited Reading and Listening on Any Device—Just $9.99 a Month  —  Read freely from over 600,000 books—available on Kindle devices, as well as free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android and more  —  Listen to thousands of audiobooks from Audible …
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Streaming media services such as Netflix make a Fox-Time Warner deal as bad a bet as '90s newspaper buys  —  Dear Mr. Murdoch: Save yourself 80 billion bucks  —  The first time Rupert Murdoch tried to acquire Warner, Ronald Reagan was completing his first term as president …
New York Times:
Fox Challenges ESPN with Pursuit of Time Warner
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom and hoping to build new models for news  —  While the United States' newspaper industry has faced more rapid disruption than any other country's, it's also benefited from the world's most vigorous nonprofit journalism sector.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
With jet crash, news media again weigh where to draw the line on graphic photos  —  As news about the Malaysia Airlines jet crash began breaking Thursday, the Reuters news service tweeted what it described as the first photo from the scene in Ukraine.  The image was ghastly …
Alexa Olesen / Foreign Policy:
Crowdsourced translations site of worldwide news articles Cenci obliterated by Chinese censors  —  Another Chinese Website Bites the Dust  —  Crowdsourced translation site Cenci gets ‘erased from the planet.’
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs hit Daily News again  —  The Daily News is downsizing again, as we reported earlier in Capital's morning media newsletter.  —  Multiple sources said that buyouts have recently been offered to some employees and that layoffs have been enacted yesterday and today.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
9% of French Internet Subscribers Accused of Piracy  —  France was one of the first countries in the world to consider implementing a “three strikes” style regime for dealing with online piracy.  The system was implemented four years ago and ever since has been under scrutiny as both rightsholders and critics assess its efficacy.
Discussion: Telecompaper
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Discussion: Guardian
BSkyB in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox's Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia for estimated €10B
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Discussion: @rklau