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10:40 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 …
Washington Post:
Profile of Anthony Scaramucci, new White House communications director and talkative Wall Street financier, brash New Yorker, and relentless promoter
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.
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
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.
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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