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1:10 PM ET, August 22, 2016

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Univision's Isaac Lee on how buying Gawker Media, with brands iconic to millennials, is important to Univision's “young, digital and diverse” future  —  In many Hispanic homes in the United States, Univision is a constant TV presence and a huge influence.
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Josh Laurito / Gawker Data Team:
Gawker.com site metrics, from launch to closure: over 202K posts peaking at over 70 per day in 2008, 7B pageviews, more  —  As you may have heard, this week marks the end of gawker.com's operations.  If you didn't read it here, you may have read about it in the bushel of eulogies …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Sean Hannity, with a primetime Fox audience of 2.5M, veers into the role of Trump adviser, says he “never claimed to be a journalist”  —  During major inflection points in Donald J. Trump's campaign, the advisers, family members and friends who make up his kitchen cabinet burn …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Profile of Viacom's interim CEO Tom Dooley, seen as an ally of Philippe Dauman who was also close to Sumner Redstone  —  Interim CEO may ultimately get the top job permanently  —  'He's a very capable, well-liked guy.  He knows the business'  —  After decades at Viacom Inc. …
Discussion: @lucas_shaw
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Legal filings: Sumner Redstone's granddaughter asks for review of settlement with Dauman, criticizes him for acquiescing to Shari Redstone's “palace coup”  —  Keryn Redstone is asking to review a recent settlement agreement that resulted in the ouster of Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
James Rainey / Variety:
Viacom formally announces settlement: Philippe Dauman ousted, will be non-executive chairman until Sept. 13, Tom Dooley serves as CEO at least through Sept. 30
Liz Spayd / New York Times:
The New York Times should pause in its rush to Facebook Live video and reinstitute its traditional standards of quality control  —  IT'S been just over four months since The New York Times started producing live video for Facebook, but already the scoreboard is flashing.  A few earned gold medals.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Facebook cuts off new sign-ups to traffic performance tool Domain Insights, creating a headache for new publishers  —  On the last day of June, Facebook dammed up a stream of audience data that publishers once used to see how their content performed inside Facebook.
Discussion: ValueWalk
Richard Deitsch / SI.com:
Ryan Lochte robbery story was initially broken by Fox Sports Australia presenter Ben Way after a chance meeting with the swimmer's mother  —  - The reporter who discovered—and broke—the Ryan Lochte story from the Rio 2016 Olympics details how he stumbled upon on the news.
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Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Ryan Lochte's Evolving Story Faced Little Resistance From NBC
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
CNN's Trump commentator Corey Lewandowski is still being paid by the presidential candidate's campaign, received $20K in July while working for the network  —  New filings with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reveal that Corey Lewandowski is still being paid by Republican presidential …
Adrienne Lafrance / Nieman Reports:
The blurring of lines between media and tech firms, Silicon Valley's culture of secrecy, and a lack of skepticism and resources make tech reporting difficult  —  With the lines between media firms and tech firms blurring, coverage of the tech sector presents one of the most profound accountability challenges in modern journalism
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Ad tech startup Media.net, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo, sells to group of Chinese investors for $900M  —  The startup, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing, plans a move akin to a reverse merger that would make it a public company in China.
James Warren / Poynter:
New editor of ESPN's The Undefeated Kevin Merida on leading a startup sports news site, video efforts, covering racially charged issues like police violence  —  Yes, Friday brought extensive Summer Olympics coverage, notably the ad nauseam, 24/7 mini-soap opera of the dissembling U.S swimmers …
Discussion: @bytierrasmith
Kimberly Dozier / The Daily Beast:
Pentagon settles with Navy SEAL who wrote the book “No Easy Day” about the Osama bin Laden raid; author will pay $6.7M  —  Four years after a former Navy SEAL was threatened with prison for writing about the Osama bin Laden raid, the Pentagon has dropped its claim …
 
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