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6:30 PM ET, August 25, 2016


 Top News: 
New York Times:
WhatsApp to share phone numbers and analytics data of users with Facebook, two years after it said it had no plans to collect data  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy …
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Vermont publisher Ross Connelly extends essay contest deadline as he struggles to find a successor for The Hardwick Gazette, his weekly community newspaper  —  HARDWICK, Vt. — Like most people who work for small newspapers, Vanessa Fournier wears many hats.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Advice to James and Lachlan Murdoch: transform Fox News from a partisan opinion network to one that reports more news to reach younger, non-white viewers  —  Here's unsolicited advice for the Murdoch brothers.  —  Now that the monster Roger Ailes has been slain and the palace that he built …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
MediaFile, a media criticism site to be run by students from George Washington University, launches Monday  —  In his 2015 obituary for American Journalism Review (published in Columbia Journalism Review), Mike Hoyt mourned the passing of a Washington institution that had the muscle to tackle ambitious stories about the media business.
Discussion: @nikkiusher
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Sources: Condé Nast is considering cost cuts, reducing its roster of 13 or so publishers down to about six, to make way for a digital future  —  Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.  —  Condé Nast headquarters at One World Trade.  —  More changes may be coming soon to the halls of One World Trade Center.
Jim Weber / LinkedIn Pulse:
Sports writer says Twitter permanently banned his account with nearly 100K followers after he tweeted three Olympics GIFs  —  I thought the only people to get permanently banned from Twitter were Leslie Jones' online bully and terrorists.  —  Apparently those who post a GIF …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Sources: Viacom's Philippe Dauman lost his fight for control by losing backing of board members who concluded his tactics hurt the firm and their reputations  —  Just a few weeks ago, things seemed to be breaking Philippe A. Dauman's way in his legal bid to maintain his grip on Viacom …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Sources: New York Times-CBS news poll may dissolve after the election as veteran Times pollsters take buyouts and telephone polls become more costly  —  The future of The New York Times-CBS News poll, one of America's oldest and most influential public opinion polls, is up in the air.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
CNN sets up its first digital bureau in Nigeria led by Stephanie Busari to attract a younger, mobile audience  —  Nigeria is not only one of Africa's most populous countries, but it also has one of the youngest populations on the continent.  That's why CNN International is focusing its efforts there …
Discussion: @niemanlab and @farrahfazal
Azeen Ghorayshi / BuzzFeed:
University of Kentucky to sue student-run paper to avoid details of faculty sexual assault investigation becoming public  —  The University of Kentucky will take its student paper to court to avoid releasing documents detailing scientist James Harwood's alleged sexual assault against two students.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Questlove joins Pandora as its first “artist ambassador” and will host a weekly show set to debut September 7  —  Last fall, Questlove, of the Roots, visited Pandora Media's headquarters in Oakland, Calif., for what he assumed would be a perfunctory outreach meeting.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign seeks correction of AP tweet about State Department meetings; AP declines
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
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