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11:15 AM ET, July 24, 2017


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Emily Steel / New York Times:
If AT&T's $85.4B bid for Time Warner is approved by regulators, CEO Jeff Bewkes is expected to leave, with the Time Warner brand being eliminated  —  Jeffrey L. Bewkes championed acclaimed series like “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” at HBO, salvaged Time Warner from its disastrous merger …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower report: Netflix's app revenue rose 233% YoY across Google Play and App Store to $153M in Q2 and is highest grossing app overall  —  Netflix's booming subscriber growth, announced in the company's earnings last week, is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of revenue.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Southern California News Group, owner of 11 newsrooms, sends memo announcing voluntary buyout plan to prevent layoffs, details in Aug  —  Journalists at newspapers in Digital First Media's Southern California News Group got a memo on Friday announcing an unspecified number of buyouts, OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano reported Friday.
Discussion: OC Weekly
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Korea's three largest broadcasters have launched Kocowa, a freemium streaming service for Korean drama and K-pop in the US, priced at $6.99 a month  —  American fans of Korean dramas and K-pop are getting a new streaming-video option: Kocowa, a service launching in the U.S. from the three biggest broadcasters in Korea.
Ross Benes / Digiday:
Profile of Julia Beizer, HuffPost's head of product who oversaw the site's recent redesign and who, prior to that role, spent 11 years at the Washington Post  —  After HuffPost released its redesigned website in April, Julia Beizer went to a tiny midtown Manhattan karaoke bar with a dozen or so colleagues to celebrate.
Discussion: @emilyingram
The New York Times Company:
New York Times promotes Deputy National Editor David Halbfinger to Jerusalem bureau chief; he will take up the role in September  —  David Halbfinger, a 20-year veteran of The Times, will be The Times's next Jerusalem Bureau Chief.  Read more in this note from Michael Slackman and Greg Winter:
Discussion: @kelseymsutton
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Chicas Poderosas is launching an accelerator in Latin America for women interested in starting their own independent digital news organizations or projects  —  “We are hoping to change the narrative in Latin America, where most media organizations are led by men."
Discussion: Chicas Poderosas
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Profile of Tim Crews, small-town newspaper publisher who ignores digital, but files 20+ open records requests/year so his community continues to get its news  —  At the Sacramento Valley Mirror, Tim Crews is everything.  —  He's the founder, publisher, editor and owner.  He reports, takes photos and sells ads.
Discussion: @kristenhare
Matthew Kassel / New York Times:
Profile of Peter Duke, a portrait photographer on a mission to manufacture a new image for the alt-right  —  On a clear afternoon in mid-February, I met the photographer Peter Duke outside his apartment in Pacific Palisades, an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood situated on a high cliff overlooking the ocean.
Discussion: @peterdukephoto
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says the company had its first ever cashflow positive month in February and now has 100M+ users  —  Tech entrepreneur Mike McCue knows a lot about bringing different types of media — voice, video and text - onto the Internet.  But for the last couple years …
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