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10:05 AM ET, July 28, 2016


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter Jose DelReal was barred and patted down by police at rally for Trump running mate Mike Pence  —  Donald Trump's campaign has denied press credentials to a number of disfavored media organizations, including The Washington Post, but on Wednesday, the campaign of his running mate …
The Times of Israel:
Turkey closes three news agencies, 16 TV stations, 23 radio stations, and 45 newspapers in post-coup purge
Alex Spence / Politico:
French newspaper Le Monde says it won't publish pictures of terror attackers to avoid giving perpetrators “posthumous glorification”  —  After the killing of an elderly priest at a church in northern France, Le Monde has called for the media to rethink the way it covers such attacks to avoid ‘glorifying’ the perpetrators.
Victoria Craw /
Researcher: to avoid creating copycats, media outlets should treat terror attacks like suicides, scaling back coverage  —  MEDIA should treat terrorist attacks the same way as suicide when it comes to reporting in order to reduce the threat of copycat attempts, a leading expert has warned.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Tom Corrigan / Wall Street Journal:
Florida judge grants temporary stay protecting Gawker's Denton and Daulerio from payment to Hulk Hogan, giving Denton reprieve from personal bankruptcy  —  Denton claimed he would have been forced into personal bankruptcy  —  A Florida appeals court temporarily lifted the threat …
British tabloid 24, “national newspaper for the north,” will cease publication tomorrow after just five weeks because it couldn't find an audience  —  The 24 newspaper couldn't find an audience, which isn't much of a surprise because titles founded solely on market research and a hunch rarely work
Manuel Baigorri / Bloomberg:
Sources: owners considering selling SoundCloud, hoping for a $1B valuation of the company  —  Founders and investors are weighing options, including a sale  —  German firm so far hasn't found buyer at sufficient price  —  SoundCloud Ltd.'s owners are considering a sale that could value …
John Herrman / New York Times:
How Marissa Mayer's 2009 statements to Senate on state of media foreshadowed dominance of social distribution and challenges faced by Yahoo, and now Verizon  —  In the end, the deal that Yahoo announced on Monday, that Verizon Communications would buy its internet business for $4.8 billion, looked more like an escape than an exit.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Sky total revenues up by 7% YoY to £11.96B as it adds more than 800K new customers across Europe  —  Broadcaster reports record revenues in UK and Ireland as it adds more than 800,000 new customers a cross Europe  —  Sky has said the UK's Brexit vote is unlikely to hurt it financially …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
BuzzFeed beefs up its translation team, capitalizing on stories across foreign bureaus; translations make up 30% to 40% of content in international editions  —  It's well-known by now that media startup BuzzFeed has opened news bureaus in ten countries.  But those bureaus …
Alex Spence / Politico:
Sources: 268 employees have accepted buyout offers from the Guardian, including 70 in the newsroom, in latest round of cost-cutting  —  LONDON - A cluster of senior figures are leaving the Guardian as it grapples to stem mounting financial losses.  —  Prominent journalists including Middle …
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: Apple and VentureBeat
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