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12:40 PM ET, July 19, 2017

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Scott Bryan / BuzzFeed:
BBC's list of 96 stars earning more than £150K shows little diversity with 34 females, six black or mixed race, and four Asians  —  Chris Evans has been revealed as the highest-paid BBC star, earning nearly £2.25 million in the last year.  —  The BBC has been forced to reveal …
BBC:   BBC annual report: weekly global audience of 372M people, iPlayer has 246M monthly requests, total bill spent on paying talent down 2.5% YoY
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google rolls out news feed in its iOS and Android search app, similar to Twitter and Facebook streams, aims to surface relevant content for users  —  Searching for relevance  —  Google today is rolling out its take on the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Discovery Communications in talks to combine with Scripps Networks Interactive, reviving merger discussions that were abandoned in 2014  —  Media companies previously explored tie-up, but abandoned effort in 2014  —  Discovery Communications Inc. DISCB 4.11% is in talks to combine …
Leon Lazaroff / TheStreet:
Facebook says it will start testing a subscription service with publishers in October, offering 10 articles free before prompting users to buy subscriptions  —  Facebook Inc's (FB) Campbell Brown says the world's largest social media platform has heard the cries of news publishers, and it's taking action.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Maria Ressa, CEO of Philippines-based news org Rappler, says Facebook “broke democracy” in 2016, discusses impact of platforms on elections, more  —  “It's still an empowering platform.  I will not take that away from them.  But people who deal with the algorithms have to work hand …
Josh Levin / Slate:
Q&A with Jim DeRogatis, the reporter behind BuzzFeed's R. Kelly story who has been covering allegations of sexual abuse against the singer for nearly 17 years  —  On Dec. 21, 2000, Jim DeRogatis and Abdon M. Pallasch wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times that “R. Kelly used his position of fame …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
BuzzFeed launches 2-4 minute morning audio briefing, “Reporting to You”, for hands-free audio speakers like Amazon Alexa  —  Instead of waking up and checking their phones for the latest push notifications, newsletters or podcast episodes, BuzzFeed's audience can now just ask for the morning's top news.
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Why Trump's campaign to discredit the press is a permanent feature of his political style: display of dominance, the need for an enemy, his base loves it  —  Donald Trump's so-called “war with the media” is a good example of what philosophers mean by an over-determined effect: multiple causes …
Discussion: @kensmith and @milesgrant
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Even after Trump Jr.'s emails, President Trump's fake-news defense will persist because it works among Trump's base
Discussion: @newhousesu and @dabeard
 
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Fitt, a network of local fitness sites operating in 16 US cities, with another seven slated to launch soon
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who will get five lifetime achievement awards this year, on dress codes, aggressiveness, and obfuscation of truth
Marissa Lang / San Francisco Chronicle:
Inside San Francisco's KQED as it operates in low-tech mode after a June ransomware attack
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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
China's censors ramp up filtering of photo and video messages, disrupting apps like WhatsApp and WeChat following the death of political dissident Liu Xiaobo
Barry Meier / New York Times:
Antiquities dealer Hicham Aboutaam sues the Wall Street Journal over May article alleging he was under investigation for trafficking items looted by ISIS
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