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4:15 PM ET, July 19, 2016


 Top News: 
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Journalist Jarrett Hill spots similarities in Melania Trump's convention speech to Michelle Obama's 2008 convention address  —  CLEVELAND — Melania Trump earned praise for her speech Monday night at the opening night of the Republican National Committee, but her remarks almost immediately came under scrutiny …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: Megyn Kelly Told Murdoch Investigators That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her  —  As a chorus of prominent Fox News women have gone public defending Roger Ailes against the wave of sexual harassment allegations sparked by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
If Roger Ailes is ousted, Rupert Murdoch will face great difficulty trying to replace him; firing him may lead to presenters like O'Reilly leaving the network
Discussion: @bristei
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: following initial findings from sexual harassment investigation, Lachlan, James, and Rupert Murdoch have agreed to remove Roger Ailes, disagree on when
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is paying $2.2M to Vine, YouTube stars to create content for Facebook Live  —  The $2.2 million in payments are intended to ‘encourage experimentation’ on Facebook Live, says a company executive  —  Jon Paul Piques gained social-media fame posting bawdy six-second videos on Vine.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NBA to create two original programs to stream exclusively on Twitter, post more game highlights on the social network and Vine  —  But Twitter isn't getting any game broadcasts.  —  Twitter has secured the rights to stream live video content from the NBA starting next season.
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Music-streaming service Deezer launches to all in the US for $10 per month with 30-day free trial  —  The French company goes up against an array of competitors, including Spotify and Apple Music  —  French music-streaming service Deezer is launching to the masses in the U.S. this week …
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Dev Pragad, CEO of IBT Media for EMEA, assumes responsibility for North America too, will also fulfil newly-created CEO role at Newsweek magazine  —  Co-Founder and CEO Etienne Uzac Is Stepping Back, Will Serve as Chairman  —  Put Your Acquisition Budget to Work: Pay for the Customers You Want, Not the Ones You Have.
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Media Wire Daily
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
On 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl should have called out Trump's lie about opposition to Iraq war; no journalist should let candidates lie to citizens  —  What if Lesley Stahl had stopped Donald Trump right in his tracks?  —  What if she had simply dug in her heels and refused to budge when Trump …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Erika Nardini, former AOL CMO and veteran of Demand Media, Yahoo, and Microsoft, joins sports site Barstool as CEO  —  Erika Nardini is an accomplished digital media executive, having served as chief marketing officer of AOL after working at companies like Demand Media, Yahoo, and Microsoft.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines  —  Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.”  The service will bring articles …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
As Yahoo puts itself up for sale, early employees known as “surfers” recall building the company's directory  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Back in the mid-1990s, before Google even existed, the world's best guides to the internet sat in Silicon Valley cubicles, visiting websites and carefully categorizing them by hand.
Discussion: Recode and MarketWatch
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo Q2: $1.3B revenue, up 5% YoY, in line with expectations, $482M writedown on Tumblr; Mayer notes success in cutting costs as bid deadline hits
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Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
In bid to save £80M, BBC will stop sending popular newsreaders overseas to anchor stories; will also cut number of reporters deployed to same event
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
During political career, Mike Pence tried to introduce shield law to protect journalists; also tried to establish government news service compared to Pravda
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
An open internet and independent journalists proved essential to everyone in Turkey during the recent coup attempt, including Erdogan
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Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg:
Russia's, owner of piracy-plagued social network VKontakte, signs music licensing deal with Universal, after deals with Warner and Sony to settle suits
Discussion: RAIN News
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Netflix Q2: international net subscribers 1.5M versus its forecast of 2M, misses on quarterly revenue with $2.11B; stock down over 13%