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7:30 PM ET, July 26, 2016

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Shannon McLaughlin Rooney / Temple University:
Aron Pilhofer, executive editor of digital for The Guardian, will take new endowed professorship at Temple University, funded in part by Wyncote Foundation  —  Aron Pilhofer, one of the world's most respected experts in the use of digital tools for journalism, is joining the faculty …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Apple Music buys 16 half-hour episodes of unscripted TV series Carpool Karaoke from CBS, which keeps option of licensing second window of show to traditional TV  —  Apple has emerged as the surprise buyer of the unscripted TV series based on the “Carpool Karaoke” segment of CBS' “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How New York Times' reporters use Stela, its in-house analytics dashboard  —  Over the course of the morning of July 8, a New York Times story about the shooting of police officers in Dallas changed headlines more than a dozen times — introducing the name of the suspected shooter …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Netflix, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to collaborate on film about Panama Papers, based on book by two German investigative journalists  —  Netflix is developing a movie about the Panama Papers scandal with John Wells and Claire Rudnick Polstein producing.
Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
Tim Cook's comments during earnings call about TV could reignite speculation about Apple's longterm TV plans  —  Investors and Apple fans have long been waiting for Apple to do something big with TVs.  —  Sure, Apple has sold the Apple TV box for years.  But that box is really just a streaming box …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Apple and @obrien
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks' DNC email links, but won't say why  —  Facebook has acknowledged it blocked links to WikiLeaks' DNC email dump, though (again) hasn't explained why.  —  On Twitter, WikiLeaks noted that there was a workaround for posting links.
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Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
WikiLeaks DNC dump may have been sent to site by Russian government-sponsored hackers
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q2 revenue of $602M, an increase of 20% YoY, 313M MAUs, up from 310M last quarter; stock drops 9%+ on low Q3 guidance of $590M-610M in revenue  —  Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users …
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Rep. Alan Grayson threatened Politico reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere with arrest at Politico event, accused Dovere of assault after an attempted interview  —  The congressman was asked about accusations of domestic abuse.  —  Rep. Alan Grayson threatened to have a POLITICO reporter arrested Tuesday …
Diana Marszalek / Broadcasting & Cable:
Tegna reports media division Q2 revenues up 10% YoY to $458.9M, boosted by political dollars  —  Political and retransmission money fueled the growth … Boosted by political ads and retransmission revenue, Tegna's media segment revenues rose 10% in the second quarter of 2016, the company said Tuesday morning.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The Washington Post is adapting some of its stories for Medium (but leaving the straight news behind)  —  Here's a simple tip for publishers looking looking to attract readers on Medium: Start with what already works on the platform (first-person stories), and avoid what doesn't (straight news).
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Taboola buys video recommendation engine ConvertMedia for nearly $100M  —  Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought ConvertMedia …
 
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Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Continuing its restructure of its editorial operations, Time Inc says it will appoint four Group General Managers to oversee its magazine brands
Robert Faturechi / ProPublica:
Federal district judge in Phoenix throws out libel case against ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting, over 2014 story about govt contractor
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

 
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