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7:40 PM ET, July 6, 2017


 Top News: 
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Amid campaign against CNN, staffers worry as anchors and top executives face threats and harassing messages; Andrew Kaczynski's family received about 50 calls  —  It's a sign of the anxious, fractious times that CNN's Chris Cuomo, who'd just finished anchoring his New Day program Thursday morning …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
J.K. Trotter / Gizmodo:
Sources: a CNN executive vice president, Rick Davis, wrote the line that caused a furor in Andrew Kaczynski's CNN/Trump video story to explain sourcing decision  —  On July 2, President Donald Trump tweeted out a video showing himself, as he had appeared in a 2007 WrestleMania event …
James Warren / Poynter:   President Trump peddled ‘fake news’ at Warsaw press conference, says CNN's Jim Acosta
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
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
SoundCloud cuts 173 employees, or about 40% of its staff, and plans to close its offices in San Francisco and London to cut costs and stay independent  —  Music service will close offices in San Francisco, London  —  SoundClound has struggled to compete against Spotify, Apple
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 …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Source: Some copy editors at The New York Times face meetings Thursday where editors urge them to “strongly consider” taking buyouts  —  One-by-one, copy editors at The New York Times are learning today that they won't have jobs at the newspaper once the latest round of cuts takes place …
New York Times:
NYT Exec Editor Dean Baquet answers readers' questions about recent cuts to editing operation, says they were not primarily about cost but modernizing newsroom
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.
Discussion: @richbtig
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
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:
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox Business Suspends Anchor Charles Payne Amid Harassment Investigation  —  Senior TV Editor @bristei  —  Charles Payne, who has anchored programs on Fox Business Network since its launch in the middle of last decade, has been suspended from his duties at the 21st Century Fox owned cable-news outlet …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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 …
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In third round of its Digital News Initiative fund, Google awards €21M+ to 107 journalism projects including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' WikiTribune
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
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