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10:55 AM ET, July 9, 2016


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Facebook Live raises questions about raw content that news organizations have faced for decades, with no immediate clear answers  —  Until this week, the most-buzzed-about Facebook Live videos were a BuzzFeed experiment to blow up a watermelon with rubber bands and a Texas woman's hysterical reaction to a Chewbacca mask.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Immediacy, intimacy, mass reach, and influence on media show the power of Facebook Live and other streaming services  —  When Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer Wednesday evening, his girlfriend's first instinct was to start broadcasting.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Lawyers for Roger Ailes file documents saying Gretchen Carlson's contract requires arbitration and accusing her of gamesmanship by suing Ailes, not Fox News  —  Lawyers for Fox News chairman Roger Ailes on Friday asked a federal judge to halt anchor Gretchen Carlson's “shameless publicity campaign” …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Gretchen Carlson's Sexual-Harassment Lawsuit May Allow Murdoch Sons to Finally Oust Roger Ailes From Fox News  —  Throughout his five-decade career in media and Republican politics, Roger Ailes has demonstrated a remarkable talent for self-preservation.  “I have been through about 12 train wrecks in my career.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Carlson lawsuit against Roger Ailes forces Fox News to deal with changing power at 21st Century Fox and a changing world  —  At a time of fast-moving social change, Fox News can at times be viewed as a port in a storm for traditionalists who pine for the way we were — for the days …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
When traffic overwhelmed the main site of Dallas Morning News on Thursday night, it updated readers with Twitter, Facebook Live, and a beta version of the site  —  Amid an unfolding crisis, Dallas's largest news source faced a crisis of its own.  —  An hour or so after shots were heard Thursday night …
France 24:
Man identified on social media as victim in several terrorist attacks says he's being trolled; BBC and NYT have not responded to his request to remove his image  —  If you've clicked on any articles about the victims of recent terror attacks, you might have seen this man's photo.
Danika Worthington / Denver Post:
Hyperlocal news venture ceased publishing July 1, will take down website July 10  —  Company shifting focus to live entertainment content for its digital ticketing platform  —  Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz's AXS Digital Group is shuttering its local news venture …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Anvato, a platform used by broadcasters for encoding, editing, publishing and distributing video; the team will join Google's Cloud Platform  —  Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business.  The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Univision sues Charter Communications for breach of contract and accuses it of paying under-market rates based on pre-merger Time Warner Cable deal  —  Media company accuses cable operator of using recent merger to try to pay lower rates  —  Hispanic media company Univision Communications Inc …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
News aggregation app SmartNews raises $38M Series D, led by the Development Bank of Japan, sources say at a post-money valuation of $500M-$600M  —  As large platforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started in Japan …
David Folkenflik / Television : NPR:
Profile of Bloomberg TV morning show anchor David Weston and his past as an ABC News president  —  As president of ABC News, David Westin oversaw coverage of the Clinton impeachment, the September 2011 terrorist strike, U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the financial crisis.
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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: ESPN plans to offer live programming packages directly to consumers on the web, won't include pro football or basketball
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Sky News and Sky Sports to eliminate 50 technical jobs and introduce automated robot camera system
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Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Center:
Study: 81% of US adults get news online, up from 12% 20 years ago; 72% get news on mobile devices; 36% of online news comes via orgs, 15% from friends, family

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Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google says RCS in Google Messages now has over 1B MAUs, and adds Photomoji, Screen Effects, Custom Bubbles, and other features

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
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