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7:10 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.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Democratic convention broadcast and cable ratings: Clinton speech attracted 33.3M viewers, down from Trump's 34.9M and below 2012 and 2008 DNC numbers  —  With most ratings in across networks, the DNC finale is still in a tight match with Donald Trump's showing the week before.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Former Fox News booking agent and event planner Laurie Luhn says Roger Ailes sexually harassed her for over 20 years  —  The morning after Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigned, the cable network's former director of booking placed a call to the New York law firm hired by 21st Century Fox …
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
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.
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.
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Twitter will livestream its first esports event, Eleague's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, which is also on Twitch and TBS  —  Esports has already conquered livestreaming.  It's infiltrating cable.  And it's next target is Twitter.  —  Eleague announced today that it has partnered …
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
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% …
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