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8:20 PM ET, July 11, 2017


 Top News: 
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
How pro-Trump media reacted to Donald J. Trump Jr.'s emails, based on internal Slack chatter at Breitbart, Fox broadcasts, and more  —  Donald Trump Jr. released emails moments before N.Y. Times report  —  Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of Breitbart London, reacted to the story …
Betsy Reed / The Intercept:
First Look Media's press freedom fund is helping finance legal defense of Reality Winner, who's being prosecuted for allegedly leaking to its site The Intercept  —  The Intercept's parent company, First Look Media, has taken steps to provide independent support for the legal defense of Reality Winner …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
It's heartening that The Intercept is admitting mistakes, retraining staff, and financially supporting Reality Winner, who is charged under the Espionage Act  —  The Intercept, a national security news site, wouldn't exist without the most famous leaker of the 21st century, Edward Snowden.
Discussion: @thekatemyers
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Sparking skeptical responses, AT&T says it will join other tech and media firms in Wednesday's “day of action” protesting rollback of net neutrality rules  —  Senior Editor @tedstew  —  On Wednesday, thousands of websites, public interest groups, and internet companies are staging a …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Knight First Amendment Institute sues Trump for blocking Twitter users, alleging the practice amounts to an unconstitutional effort to suppress dissent  —  A free-speech group said on Tuesday it sued U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump account …
Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Sources: Spotify reaches licensing deal with Sony Music, is still in talks with Warner Music Group  —  A sign advertises a Sony store in Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2016 in New York City.  —  After months of negotiations, Sony Music Entertainment has reached a licensing agreement with Spotify …
The Guardian:
Evidence unearthed by blogger undermines History Channel doc claims about Amelia Earhart, showing alleged pic of pilot published 2 years before disappearance  —  Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Jamiles Lartey in New York  —  Claims made in a US documentary that the pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart crash-landed …
Washington Post:
Despite claiming that it had no role in making and soliciting sex ads on its site, Backpage used a Philippine contractor to lure such ads from competitors  —  A contractor for the controversial classifieds website has been aggressively soliciting and creating sex-related ads …
Discussion: @repmaloney and @fair_girls
Hadas Gold / Politico:
The White House asked the White House Correspondents' Association to release a statement criticizing a reporter's story, WHCA President Jeff Mason has claimed  —  The White House asked the White House Correspondents' Association to single out a reporter and criticize an article, WHCA President Jeff Mason said Monday evening.
Discussion: @pareene, @john_hudson and @tvietor08
Trudy Lieberman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Health reporters: Secrecy, speed, and Twitter changed coverage of GOP bill  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is overseeing GOP efforts to pass new health-care legislation.  Gage Skidmore, via Flickr.  —  IN A RECENT STORY FOR The Atlantic, Kaiser Health News reporter Julie Rovner decried the …
Emily Peck / HuffPost:
WSJ parent Dow Jones announces a target of 40% women in executive ranks, pay adjustments and mentoring for 25 women, and hiring of diversity specialist  —  Reporters inside the paper are skeptical about the plan.  —  After months of internal criticism and increasing press attention …
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Fact-checking site Snopes is locked in a legal battle with a small digital services company, Proper Media, over control of Snopes' parent company
Richard Horgan / Adweek:
Hearst Magazines' international arm is partnering with an Indian company to open a chain of whiskey lounges in the country under Esquire magazine's brand
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Reuters redesigns its website, adding content widgets to each article, tracking readers interest to deliver more relevant stories, and cutting page load by 50%
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: on-demand audio streams in the US up 62.4% year-over-year to 184.3B in the first half of 2017
 Earlier Picks: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
NBC News confirms Megyn Kelly's morning show will premiere September 25 at 9AM with a live studio audience
Discussion: The Wrap, Variety and AOL
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
Heat Street failed because it tried to appeal to every faction of the online right at once with the most barebones content possible, spreading itself too thin
Pew Research Center:
Pew: 85% of Republicans and Republican leaners think the national news media has a negative effect on the country, up from 76% two years ago and 68% in 2010