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7:55 AM ET, July 6, 2017


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Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
The online campaign against CNN mixes fact and fiction and is fueled by a Trump subreddit; a Daily Stormer post threatens to track down CNN staffers' families  —  The Reddit user said he never intended his anti-CNN meme — you know, the one tweeted by President Trump in which the now-president beats …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
In a series of tweets, Ted Cruz argued that CNN's threat to reveal the identity of the Reddit user at centre of GIF controversy could be a crime  —  Ted Cruz suggested on Twitter Wednesday that the ongoing debacle surrounding CNN's apparent threat to reveal the identity of the anonymous Redditor …
Discussion: CNN, Vox, @kfile, @radiofreetom, @kfile, Vox and @kfile
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN releases a statement saying the accusations of blackmail over Reddit story are false, says the user issued an apology before speaking with CNN reporter  —  CNN released a statement after receiving a lot of online criticism over its reporting last night on the Reddit user who claimed credit …
Jordan Sargent / Spin:
Former staff on why MTV News longform journalism experiment failed: no critical reporting, article deletion on artist request, lack of direction by management  —  In October 2015, MTV announced an overhaul to its website, which it hoped would help reposition the network for the future.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Sources: Apple will allow top publishers to use their own tech, like Google's DoubleClick for Publishers, to deliver ads within the Apple News app  —  Apple is working on a money fix for publishers that send their articles and content to its News app but so far have gotten very little in return …
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
The Moscow Times newspaper and The New Times magazine announce they will shutter their print editions; most of Moscow Times staff will lose their jobs  —  Both publications — one in Russian, one in English — hope to carry on as digital-only news outlets, but The Moscow Times will be losing much of its editorial staff in the move
Steven McIntosh / BBC:
A string of senior executives have departed from British Vogue, as editor Edward Enninful takes over from Alexandra Shulman  —  Leaving Vogue seems to be in fashion at the moment.  —  A number of senior figures have exited the magazine in recent weeks amid reports that its new editor …
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Sources: investigators are looking at whether Russia colluded with Trump supporters and far-right sites during US election to release fake news about Clinton  —  Questions raised as to whether Trump supports coordinated with Moscow to spread bogus stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Inside One America News, a small TV network that won a seat in WH briefing room last week, and its pro-Trump coverage, as told by current and former staffers  —  One America News is an obscure TV channel struggling to emerge from the cellar of the cable ratings, but it is nonetheless one of President Trump's favorite media outlets.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat finally lets users attach links to all Snaps and adds voice filters and backdrop editing tool  —  Snapchat is breaking its long-standing “no links” rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram.
Jon Levine / Mediaite:
During press conference with Polish President, Trump criticized CNN and NBC, says he made NBC “a fortune” with The Apprentice, says “fake news” bad for the US  —  In an early morning joint press conference with President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda …
Elzio Barreto / Reuters:
Tencent-owned China Literature, China's largest publishing and e-book company, files for IPO and is expected to raise as much as $800M  —  China Literature Ltd, a Tencent Holdings Ltd unit and the country's largest online publishing and e-book company, has filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering …
Vivienne Chow / Variety:
Chinese tech and media company Tencent lost $14B on the Hong Kong stock exchange after being criticized by the Communist Party-run paper People's Daily
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Andrew Keshner / New York Daily News:
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
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