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9:45 AM ET, July 29, 2016

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Source: internal inquiry at Fox News into allegations against Roger Ailes is winding down; sources say investigation did not examine conduct of other executives  —  Roger Ailes is finished at Fox News — and the network's internal review of allegations he sexually harassed employees is almost finished as well.
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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.
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
NYT reports net loss of about $500K for Q2 on revenue of $373M, down 3% YoY, digital-only subscription revenue up 15% to $56M, ad revenue down 7% to $45M  —  The New York Times Company had a slight net loss in the second quarter, in part because of severance costs related to the closing …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
How Apple's assertive negotiating style alienated cable providers and networks, and hurt its efforts to revolutionize the TV industry  —  In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style; ‘time is on my side’
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 …
Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal:
CBS beats Q2 targets with profit of $423M, up 27% year over year, on revenue of $3.29B, boosted by licensing fees and retransmission revenue  —  Company increases dividend 20%, ups share repurchase program to $6 billion  —  CBS Corp. reported its second-quarter earnings rose 27% …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
IBT Media faces accusations of offering little to no severance amid layoffs; staffers air pay grievances on Twitter with #ibtwtf  —  Former IBT Media employees have taken to Twitter en masse to protest the publisher's failure to pay severance, using the hashtag #IBTWTF in a damning series of tweets.
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
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Newt Gingrich returning as a contributor to Fox News on Aug. 1 after a pause when he was reported to be on vice presidential shortlist  —  The Hill has learned that Newt Gingrich will be returning to Fox News as a contributor.  —  The network suspended its contributor agreement …
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Disney's Maker Studios Layoffs Underway As Part Of “Strategic Adjustments”  —  EXCLUSIVE: Disney's Maker Studios confirmed today it's in the midst of layoffs.  The digital operation isn't saying how many people or what percentage of its work force will be affected or what prompted the change, but we heard the number is around 30.
Victoria Craw / NEWS.com.au:
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.
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Ian Burrell / The Drum:
How The Times of London's early adoption of a digital paywall led to record 182K digital subscriber numbers
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Legal battle to determine Sumner Redstone's mental ability to make decisions about his media empire is set for trial in October
Discussion: @prashantrao
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith sends memo reminding staff to refrain from bias on social media
Discussion: @oliverdarcy
Hasit Shah / Nieman Lab:
Vice sets up joint venture with the Times Group in India, will also make original content in India through a new bureau and production hub in Mumbai
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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
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
Discussion: New York Magazine