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9:05 PM ET, August 6, 2015

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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Passes One Million Digital Subscriber Milestone  —  The New York Times Company announced today that as of Thursday, July 30, it had passed the one million paid digital-only subscriber mark, less than four-and-a-half years after launching its pay model.
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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 …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Survey of communications school graduates: 17% say news has improved in last five years, biggest issue is the abundance of opinion and false information online  —  A new snapshot of the profession from 10,000 J-school grads  —  A massive survey of two generations of journalism and communications graduates …
Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
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 and @mathewi
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 …
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.
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:   Channel 4 News ‘banned’ from Newcastle United press conference - because reporter wanted to ask about media bans
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.
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: mUmBRELLA and Politico
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
The Huffington Post Names Former AOL and Spotify Executive Jared Grusd As New CEO  —  Jared Grusd, a former executive at AOL and Spotify, has been named the new chief executive at the Huffington Post.  —  Mr. Grusd spent the past four years as global head of corporate development and general counsel at Spotify.
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
Ads on Twitter, Facebook, and Google play key role for presidential candidates; Twitter was pitching budget of $25K-$50K for campaigns for Thursday debate  —  Candidates Poised to Spread Their Message Through Social Media  —  Robust digital operations include video, text, tweets and blogs
Discussion: @wexler and Bloomberg View
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
Ken Doctor / Politico:
The Washington Post's audience has grown 65% YoY due to newsroom investment, embracing technology, and engaging in distribution partnerships  —  Is The Washington Post closing in on the Times?  —  Could it be?  An old-fashioned newspaper war, but one fought in the digital trenches?
Discussion: Nieman Lab and capitalnewyork.com
 
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Dave Butler, editor in chief of Digital First Media, to retire this fall
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John Koblin / New York Times:
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