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4:15 PM ET, August 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times Q2: $16M net income, 33K new digital subscribers, digital advertising up 14%  —  New York Times Co. Reports $16 Million Profit  —  The New York Times Company reported net income of more than $16 million for the second quarter on slightly lower revenue, as digital growth …
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple Music has 11M trial subscribers with 2M on family plan; App Store has record month in July with $1.7B in transactions  —  Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App Store has record July  —  One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Channel 4 News ‘banned’ from Newcastle United press conference - because reporter wanted to ask about media bans  —  A Channel 4 News reporter has condemned Newcastle United after he was “banned” from a press conference - because he wanted to ask about media bans.
Sam Borden / New York Times:
In the UK and US, some pro sports teams are limiting media access and communicating directly to fans  —  English Club Shuts Out Journalists With New Kind of Defense  —  SWINDON, England — A few months ago, a reporter for the local newspaper here went to a charity event in town.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Jon Stewart, sarcastic critic of media and politics for 16 years, signs off from The Daily Show on Thursday night  —  Jon Stewart, Sarcastic Critic of Politics and Media, Is Signing Off  —  On Thursday night 10 presidential candidates will spill onto a stage in Cleveland …
Set of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ To Be Donated to the Newseum
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Profile of Issa Rae and the struggles she faced taking her web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, to HBO  —  The Misadventures of Issa Rae … Somewhere, during the elaborate chor­eography leading up to my initial meeting with Issa Rae, a miscommunication between her publicist …
Discussion: Clutch Magazine and The Awl
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Blockfeed, a NYC-based news app, geotags others' articles to aggregate news, shows map of stories near user, and uses social media buzz to prioritize stories  —  Blockfeed App Surfaces Hyper Local News  —  The death knell has been sounded for local journalism at regular intervals during the digital era.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
HuffPost Chief Jimmy Maymann Promoted to Oversee AOL Consumer Brands, Verizon OTT Service  —  AOL, now owned by Verizon Communications , is reshuffling its organizational and leadership structure, promoting Huffington Post Chief Executive Jimmy Maymann to a new role overseeing …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Poynter
Wall Street Journal:
Big TV content companies including Viacom, Fox, and Disney have lost almost $50B in market value in less than two days  —  Viacom Results Feed Media-Industry Selloff  —  Ad revenue falls 9%; stock drops 15% as sector sags  —  Viacom Inc. reported some of the weakest domestic advertising …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Two-thirds of UK's Netflix and Amazon users don't watch their original shows  —  More British online TV subscribers say they view films or US shows than exclusive programmes such as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black  —  Two-thirds of online TV subscribers in the UK …
Discussion: Politico
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Washington Post partners with Genius for live annotations by readers and journalists of GOP presidential debate  —  Washington Post to let readers annotate live coverage of tonight's GOP debate  —  The newspaper is experimenting with annotation technology Genius for the first time during …
Discussion: Washington Post
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Motor Trend launching a quarterly print magazine based on Roadkill YouTube series for $9.99/issue, with companion website  —  Motor Trend's YouTube Series ‘Roadkill’ Is Becoming a Print Magazine Aimed at Millennial Car Lovers  —  An old school print company is launching a new magazine, with a unique twist.
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Ken Doctor / Politico:
The Washington Post's audience has grown 65% YoY due to newsroom investment, embracing technology, and engaging in distribution partnerships
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
HBO Now adds Chromecast support to its iOS and Android apps
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Dave Butler, editor in chief of Digital First Media, to retire this fall
Discussion: Mercury News and FishbowlNY
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBCU Expects More Than $1 Billion In Advertising for 2016 Rio Olympics
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Media Outlets Debate Whether Increased Access To Kochs Is Worth All The Strings Attached
Discussion: Guardian and ThinkProgress
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Wall Street Journal is targeting its loyal subscribers with its new news digest mobile app
Discussion: Cision
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
21st Century Fox beats Q4 estimates with $.39 EPS on $6.21B in revenue, with growth in cable revenue, declines in film and TV revenue
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Reddit Finally Bans Racist r/CoonTown And Other Hateful Communities, Updates User Policies
Associated Press:
One arrested so far in slaying of journalist Ruben Espinosa and four women in Mexico City
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
German privacy site says it has received more than €50K in donations since news of government investigation broke
Discussion: USA Today