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12:20 PM ET, July 6, 2017


 Top News: 
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 …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
James Warren / Poynter:
President Trump peddled ‘fake news’ at Warsaw press conference, says CNN's Jim Acosta
Discussion: Vanity Fair and The Daily Caller
Tim Goodman / Hollywood Reporter:
The shift to non-linear viewing by consumers is impacting TV critics, with metrics like ratings more difficult to monitor and seasons becoming obsolete  —  Nobody is all caught up on TV, so that means everything is evergreen.  Welcome to the new consumption model.
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
The Guardian:
Robbie Gibb, the head of the BBC's political team at Westminster, has been appointed Downing Street's director of communications  —  Gibb, who heads the BBC's operations at Westminster, will succeed Katie Perrior, who quit before the election  —  The head of the BBC's political team …
Discussion: @georgemonbiot and The Drum
Charlotte Dobson / Manchester Evening News:
BBC announces 200 digital jobs at its Salford Quays base in Manchester and is now one of the biggest tech employers in the North of England  —  BBC bosses have announced 200 new digital jobs at the corporation's Salford Quays base.  —  The national broadcaster is on the hunt for new talent …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon and Dish Network have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, though no deal is imminent  —  For years, Dish Network has sought out partnerships with just about every major telecom company.  Now, a somewhat surprising potential partner has emerged:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu will offer subscribers access to HBO for $14.99/month and HBO-owned Cinemax for $9.99/month  —  Hulu this morning announced it's finally adding HBO as an optional add-on for subscribers, as well as HBO-owned Cinemax.  The premium networks will be offered to those who subscribe to Hulu's …
Discussion: Recode, MacRumors and Variety
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.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Local news site Berkeleyside has raised $556K of its $800K goal through its direct public offering, and has until April 2018 to raise the remaining $244K  —  Early last year, as Berkeleyside prepared to apply with the state of California to do a direct public offering, staff had a plan for what came next.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook, Twitter, and Snap are all seeking online rights to show 2018 World Cup highlights from Fox, offering tens of millions of dollars  —  Companies are offering tens of millions for selected rights  —  A deal could help Fox boost revenue and defray broadcast costs
Discussion: Fortune
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