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1:25 PM ET, July 28, 2016


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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Melissa Bell named publisher at Vox Media, will lead brand development and help build its audience across platforms  —  Vox Media announced on Thursday that Melissa Bell will be appointed to the recreated job of publisher.  —  Bell, who is a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board …
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 …
New York Times:
Sources: Roger Ailes' ouster from Fox News has caused a split inside the network between old-guard loyalists and those dismayed by stars who defended him  —  PHILADELPHIA — The Fox News skybox here turns into a hive of activity as the network's star anchors analyze the Democratic National Convention for millions of viewers.
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
New York Observer political correspondent Lincoln Mitchell resigns over the paper's close ties with Donald Trump  —  Yet another reporter has resigned his position with The New York Observer over the paper's close ties with Donald Trump, the father-in-law of owner Jared Kushner.
Discussion: Politico
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
IAB report says 26% of desktop and 15% of mobile users turn on ad blockers; about 32% of ad blockers are 18-34 year-old males, 22% are females of the same age  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau has been vocal about the ongoing ad-blocking war between publishers and blockers, and now it has data to back up its position.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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
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 …
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
Alex Spence / Politico:
French newspaper Le Monde says it won't publish pictures of terror attackers to avoid giving perpetrators “posthumous glorification”
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 …
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.
The Times of Israel:
Turkey closes three news agencies, 16 TV stations, 23 radio stations, and 45 newspapers in post-coup purge  —  Turkey sacks 149 generals and admirals (out of 358) and thousands of officers over coup charges.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern at the Turkish government's restrictions …
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