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9:52 AM ET, August 17, 2017

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
In unexpected move, HBO gave Vice go-ahead to post Charlottesville story to YouTube immediately after it aired on TV  —  Vice Reporter: Protesters knew what they were doing  —  When my mom shared Vice's documentary about Charlottesville on Facebook, that's when I knew it had really broken through.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The pro-Trump media is grappling with a post-Charlottesville identity crisis as it tries to distance itself from white nationalism while defending the president  —  The movement is muddled, misunderstood, and isolated — much like its president.  —  The events in Charlottesville have created …
Discussion: Washington Post
Tom Barnes / Mic:
Prompted by Charlottesville reactions, Spotify says it has begun to remove white supremacist music flagged as “hate bands”  —  In November 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center put together a list of 54 racist bands that had made a home for themselves on iTunes.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Electric Jukebox, a UK music streaming service that works through TVs, comes to US with launch of Roxi device for $199 and a subscription of $52 per year  —  A hardware-based music-streaming service that only works through your TV?  That's exactly what Electric Jukebox brought to market in the U.K. last year.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Sources: Steve Bannon has told associates that he didn't know he was giving an interview to Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect  —  Steve Bannon's White House colleagues can't believe what they're reading tonight — and here's the twist: neither can Bannon.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Verizon expects to resume buying video ads on YouTube after pulling them in March, under proviso third-party tests prove ads will not run near unsavoury content  —  Verizon said Tuesday that it will resume buying video ads on YouTube after a five-month break that was triggered by concerns …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
The Coral Project announces Guides, a set of 70 how-tos, resources, and case studies aimed at helping news publishers create and sustain online communities  —  For a lot of news organizations, the comment section is an afterthought or something to be avoided altogether.  The Coral Project wants to change that.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Tronc and Investor's Business Daily to launch Trophy Funds, a newsletter on investing in mutual funds, costing $7.99/month  —  With duopoly-squeezed publishers on the hunt for more reader revenue, some have joined forces to go after it.  —  Tronc and Investor's Business Daily are launching Trophy Funds …
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Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
A new episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally aired on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana, with the leak then spreading to file-sharing sites  —  Though the episode was posted for a “brief” amount of time, the leak quickly spread on the Internet early Wednesday.  —  It's a case of deja vu for HBO.
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows  —  Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 1.09% has set a budget …
 
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Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Inside the Toledo Blade as it jumped on the Charlottesville story after a copy editor noticed the car that drove through the crowd had a local license plate
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
After Charlottesville, the false-equivalency president has doubled down, and journalists are seeing the problems with “both sides” framing
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Appeals Court revives defamation claim against The New York Times from economics professor Walter Block over quote on slavery he alleges was out of context
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
The Young Turks Network partners with Verizon's Go90 to air 16-episode docu-series on climate change exclusively on the streaming service this fall
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
ESPN rolls out update to Apple TV app that lets users watch four live streams simultaneously
Discussion: Fortune
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
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