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1:05 PM ET, July 29, 2016


 Top News: 
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton made better use of TV time during her convention, but Donald Trump's post-RNC boost suggests that might not matter  —  PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton put on a better television show in Philadelphia than Donald J. Trump did in Cleveland.  —  Expectations had it the other way around.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Kyle Pope named editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, starting in September  —  We are very pleased to announce that Kyle Pope will become the next editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review.  —  Kyle is a wonderful journalist and editorial leader with wide-ranging experience.
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.
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
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  —  The legal battle over whether Sumner M. Redstone has the mental capacity to make decisions about his $40 billion media empire is scheduled to go to trial in October in a Massachusetts court house.
Discussion: @prashantrao
Hadas Gold / Politico:
VP candidate Mike Pence says the Trump campaign is considering lifting the blacklists it has applied to certain media outlets  —  Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence said the Trump campaign is having conversations about lifting the blacklists it has applied to certain media outlets.
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% …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Profile of independent Russian station TV Rain, which moved to a subscription model after being dropped by major cable providers, and continues to grow  —  For the Moscow-based Russian television station TV Rain, it was an unlikely form of support — its online paywall and subscription service …
Discussion: @mark_dekan and @niemanlab
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
How The Times of London's early adoption of a digital paywall led to record 182K digital subscriber numbers  —  Six years ago, in a debate on BBC Radio 4, Alan Rusbridger, then editor-in-chief of the Guardian, faced off the then Sunday Times editor John Witherow and described …
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith sends memo reminding staff to refrain from bias on social media  —  BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith sent a memo to staff Thursday reminding members of the outlet's news team to refrain from taking “partisan stands” on social media.
Discussion: @oliverdarcy
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.
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
IBT Media faces accusations of offering little to no severance amid layoffs; staffers air pay grievances on Twitter with #ibtwtf
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
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