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7:45 PM ET, July 8, 2016


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sean Craig / Financial Post:
Postmedia aims to eliminate $307 million in debt with recapitalization plan  —  Postmedia Network Inc., has proposed a recapitalization plan that would reduce its total debt obligation by about $307 million, putting the country's largest newspaper publisher on sounder financial footing.
Joaquin Sapien / ProPublica:
Podcast: Mother Jones' reporter Shane Bauer on his time as an undercover prison guard  —  Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer has spent much of his career reporting on criminal justice.  For years he'd been frustrated by the secretive nature of the American private prison industry.
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
Bankruptcy judge approves Gawker auction, deadline for bids is August 15, auction will be held August 16, and hearing to approve bid will occur on August 18
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
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Sky News and Sky Sports to eliminate 50 technical jobs and introduce automated robot camera system
Discussion: Press Gazette
Rhonda Cook / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Lawyer for Georgia newspaper publisher says felony charges stemming from records request dropped
Noah Kulwin / Recode:
Fusion is launching a new website about music news and social justice called TrackRecord
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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