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6:35 PM ET, July 20, 2017

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Facebook Media:
Facebook details progress with its Journalism Project after six months: 2.6K publishers met, new features and training for its products, more  —  Since launching the Facebook Journalism Project, we've met with 2,600 publishers around the globe to create a dialogue around how they use …
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Facebook launches tool that lets publishers compare Instant Articles traffic to traditional links that point to mobile pages
Discussion: Facebook Media and TechCrunch
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube collaborates with Jigsaw to launch Redirect Method, responding to certain keyword searches with videos that discredit extremist recruiting narratives  —  YouTube is taking its next step in countering extremism and terrorist content on its platform.  Today the company announced …
Maxim Eristavi / Washington Post:
I'm a Ukrainian journalist, tired of living in fear a year after the unsolved car-bomb assassination of reporter Pavel Sheremet  —  People take part in a procession July 20 marking the one-year anniversary of the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb, in Kiev.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it's taking action on 10x the number of abusive accounts as it did last year, and 65% of disciplined accounts don't commit second infraction  —  But real data is in short supply  —  A sustained push to reduce abuse on Twitter has shown promising results, the company said …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube TV expands to 10 new areas, including Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, D.C., Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, up from its five launch metros  —  YouTube TV, Google's entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning.
Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
Profile of Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose low production values and politically conservative agenda are clashing with local newsrooms as the network expands  —  In the menagerie of television talking heads who have come to prominence advocating for Donald Trump, Boris Epshteyn is hardly the most memorable.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud, who has been the video company's general manager, to CEO  —  Anjali Sud gets a promotion; Joey Levin goes back to running IAC full time.  —  Vimeo has a new boss, after going more than a year without a full-time leader.  —  Parent company IAC has promoted Anjali Sud …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
A look at CNN Talk, a weekly half-hour politics chat show streamed on Facebook Live and TV simultaneously  —  Since May 5, CNN International has produced “CNN Talk,” a half-hour politics chat show streamed on Facebook Live and TV simultaneously at noon London time each Friday.
Discussion: @digiday
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
New research finds people struggle to detect fake images and pinpoint where they've been manipulated  —  I recently, shamefully fell for a photo plastered all over my timeline last week of Vladimir Putin sitting in a chair at G-20 as other world leaders, including Donald Trump …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
The Knoxville Mercury, a Tennessee alt-weekly, is closing just two years after its launch  —  Staff at the Knoxville (Tennessee) Mercury went back and forth on how depressing their final issue should be.  —  The two-year-old publication distributed its last edition on Thursday.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
FAA says it will offer “instant authorization” for drone flights for journalists and others near 50 airports by the end of year, mostly at quieter sites  —  Drone journalists just got some very good news.  The FAA says that this year it will begin offering “instant authorization” for drone flights in controlled airspace.
Discussion: Axios and Forbes
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg outlines his vision for short-form video with 10-minute episodes, called New TV, and how he's seeking at least $2B in investment  —  When Jeffrey Katzenberg touched down in Sun Valley, Idaho, last week, it extended a streak of appearances at the annual conference …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu adds 3,000 drama and comedy shows including How I Met Your Mother, M*A*S*H, Glee, and NYPD Blue, expanding its deal with 20th Century Fox  —  Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced an massive new agreement that will add nearly 3,000 episodes from 26 recent …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine and Hulu
 
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