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8:35 PM ET, July 20, 2017

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Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Q&A with NYT's Peter Baker on interviewing President Trump with Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt: going on and off the record, staying on topic, more  —  A conversation with New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.  —  President Trump's blockbuster interview …
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
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
Discussion: Press Gazette and VentureBeat
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Demands that Al Jazeera be shuttered have been dropped by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain, which cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in June  —  ROME - Demands that Al Jazeera be shuttered have been dropped by the four Arab nations engaged in a deep diplomatic dispute with Qatar, the home base of the pan-Arabic news network.
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 …
 
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Ksenija Pavlovic of Pavlovic Today defies White House rules by streaming audio of off-camera daily briefing using Periscope
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28-country study including democracies and autocracies finds that gov'ts and political parties spend greatly on manipulating public opinion over social media
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
Associated Press names Wendy Benjaminson national editor for beats, overseeing teams covering state government, education, environment, more
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
BuzzFeed launches 2-4 minute morning audio briefing, “Reporting to You”, for hands-free audio speakers like Amazon Alexa
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

 
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