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9:10 PM ET, August 2, 2017


 Top News: 
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Politico published full transcript of WSJ's interview with Trump, after paper only ran excerpts; transcript shows friendly chat between Trumps, WSJ EIC Baker  —  The Wall Street Journal got a sit-down interview with the President of the United States on July 25 as he was engaged in a war …
Vicky Ward / HuffPost:
Fired White House comms chief Anthony Scaramucci speaks out about his rant to The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, claims “spirit” of the chat was off the record  —  Anthony Scaramucci tells HuffPost about the highs and lows of his fiery stint at the White House and what that cuss-filled rant was really about.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
HBO's security contractor says hackers stole “thousands of internal documents” in addition to episodes and have leaked personal info of a senior HBO executive  —  The HBO hack may have been worse than the initial leaks of a few unaired TV show episodes suggested.
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Trade group predicts US TV antenna sales will rise 7% in 2017 to nearly 8M units as millennial cord cutters discover free TV signals  —  Cord-cutters accustomed to watching shows online are often shocked that $20 ‘rabbit ears’ pluck signals from the air; is this legal?
A look at MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin and NBC Nightly News writer Bradd Jaffy, who have amassed large Twitter followings by posting breaking news constantly  —  At 7:36 a.m. on May 18, Time executive editor Matt Vella tweeted the magazine's weekly cover, an image perfectly engineered …
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Inside Fox News, staffers express frustration that the investigation into the retracted Seth Rich story remains unresolved  —  Lawsuit puts Seth Rich conspiracy inside the West Wing  —  It has been more than two months since Fox News retracted its story about the death …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Tronc reports Q2 net income of $6.8M on $370M revenue; digital ad revenue fell 9% YoY, and total ad revenue fell 15% YoY; digital subs grew 22% in Q2 to 220K  —  Tronc Inc. experienced a rare decline in unique visitors in the second quarter of this year, off 9 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
Discussion: tronc, inc.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Financial Times union members unanimously vote to strike if necessary in order to urge the news outlet to fix pay inequities  —  Journalists at the Financial Times have unanimously backed a union motion calling on management to “put its money where its mouth is” and fix the gender pay gap at the paper.
Facebook says it will start ranking faster loading web pages higher in News Feed over the coming months, warns that some sites could face a fall in traffic  —  We're always listening to our community to understand how we can improve their experience of News Feed.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex brings its Live TV streaming service and DVR to Apple TV and Android, adds “time-shifting” feature to pause, rewind, and fast-forward through live TV  —  Plex today is taking its Live TV service, including its DVR, out of beta, while also expanding to Apple TV and Android …
Rafat Ali / Skift:
Lessons on Skift's fifth birthday: value curiosity, camaraderie, and consistency, ignore competitors, and keep things simple  —  “Great nations start stoic and die epicurean.”  Curiosity + Constraints, the Skift formula in the last five years.  —  29,334 stories, 88 research reports …
Daniel Roberts / Yahoo! Finance:
Inside the death of Sporting News, America's oldest sports publication, as UK owner Perform Media turns it into a marketing vehicle  —  Perform Group, a British media firm owned by Soviet-born billionaire  —  Len Blavatnik, took full ownership of Sporting News, the oldest sports publication in America.
Discussion: @iamjoonlee
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Diana Marszalek / Broadcasting & Cable:
Layer3 TV, available in Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, Dallas, Denver, and soon NYC, adds E.W. Scripps-owned Newsy Live, a news channel aimed at millennials
Discussion: Multichannel News
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
PayPal, GoFundMe, Patreon have suspended the accounts of a number of alt-right bloggers and personalities, causing a backlash and accusations of political bias
Dolia Estevez / Forbes:
SEC filing: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sold $10M worth of shares in the New York Times, a day after the paper posted Q2 earnings
Discussion: The New York Observer
 Earlier Picks: 
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Trump has launched a news program, hosted by his daughter-in-law Lara and streamed via his Facebook page, promising “REAL news”
Jessie Tseng / AAJA Voices:
AAJA: America's newsrooms on track to miss ASNE's new 2025 workforce diversity deadline; minorities to make up 39% of US, but only 17% of newsroom workforce
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Podcast network Gimlet Media raises $15M round led by Stripes Group, sources say at $70M post-money valuation and company to generate ~$15M revenue this year
Jimmy Wales Foundation:
Sources: Bassel Khartabil, the head of Creative Commons in Syria who had been imprisoned since 2012, was executed shortly after he disappeared in 2015
Discussion: Rami Jarrah
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Snap has asked top US college newspapers to make campus editions for Snapchat Discover section, will share ad revenue with school or publication
Discussion: The Verge