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2:15 PM ET, August 3, 2017

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Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Andrew Feinberg, who was fired as Sputnik White House reporter in late May, said he was pushed to advance the Seth Rich story, said no, and was then fired
Anousha Sakoui / Bloomberg:
Source: Fox is in talks with Ion Media to operate local TV stations across the US, potentially paving the way for Fox to dump Sinclair as an affiliate partner  —  Joint venture is said to include Ion, Fox-owned stations  —  Fox is said to mull moving affiliation from Sinclair channels
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook-Google duopoly over online advertising has survived multiple challenges, such as Snap's rise, increasing worry among publishers and some advertisers  —  For well over a year now, the digital advertising and publishing industries have grappled with the growing power of Google and Facebook …
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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
CBS hires David Lawenda, a former Facebook marketing executive, as executive vice president of digital sales and sales strategy  —  Network restructures sales unit, Jo Ann Ross upped to chief revenue officer  —  CBS Corp. CBS.A -.20% has tapped a former Facebook FB .06% marketing executive …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing  —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
The Atlantic:
New York Times reporter Rachel Donadio joins The Atlantic as a culture and politics writer based in Paris  —  Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2017)—As The Atlantic continues to expand internationally, Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today the addition of three journalists to its global reporting team.
Julia Dahl / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reflections on writing for the New York Post and how reporter and subject interactions, for the sake of clicks, shape society's perception of news media  —  A man waiting at a New York City intersection reads a copy of the New York Post.  (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
Talking New Media:
E.W. Scripps touts Katz acquisition in Q2 earnings report, with revenue of $232M up 2% from last year  —  The E.W. Scripps Company used to be a player in the newspaper business, and hence a company to look at when earnings season comes around.  The company's press people make sure TNM gets …
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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
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese-backed Tang Media Partners nears deal to buy Open Road Films, the studio behind Spotlight, as part of a $500M expansion plan  —  Los Angeles-based Tang Media Partners nearing deal for Open Road Films  —  LOS ANGELES—Tang Media Partners, a two-year-old company with major Chinese backers …
Discussion: @erichschwartzel and Deadline
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Source: “ripping culture” at a UK newspaper website has prompted more than half its graduate trainees to abandon journalism for PR  —  The “ripping culture” at one national newspaper website has led to more than half its graduate trainee intake for the last two years abandoning journalism for PR.
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?
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Caroline Heldman, a former Fox News guest, says a Fox consultant named Woody Fraser offered her a paid gig at the network in exchange for sex  —  A former frequent on-air guest at Fox News says that a Fox consultant and top lieutenant to Roger Ailes, the network's late founder and longtime CEO …
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
WikiTribune names Peter Bale, former CEO of the Center for Public Integrity in Washington DC, as launch editor, says it is on track to launch around September  —  The new initiative from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will see professional journalists working together with the community
Discussion: WikiTribune and Alphr
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Univision posts Q2 profit of $106.1M, up from $74.7M a year ago, with core revenue increasing 5.3% YoY to $753.5M
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Site supported by German Marshall Fund tracks Russian-supported disinfo on Twitter; Alliance for Securing Democracy plans analyses for Facebook, Reddit, YouTube
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
Discussion: Vanity Fair and tronc, inc.
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
Discussion: Digital Trends
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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
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
HBO security contractor says hackers stole “thousands of internal documents” in addition to episodes and have leaked personal info of a senior HBO executive
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