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7:00 PM ET, August 24, 2017


 Top News: 
Sources: Apple plans to introduce a 4K-capable Apple TV and updated TV app that can highlight live TV in September, is in talks with studios about 4K movies  —  Company plans to announce new Apple TV model in September  —  New model will play 4K HDR content from movie studios, apps
Associated Press:
Fort Wayne afternoon newspaper News-Sentinel to end print, will continue online, folding some pages into business partner's morning paper, The Journal Gazette  — f93f7ebcd5cf  —  Link copied!  —  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify renews licensing deal with Warner Music Group, clearing last hurdle before going public  —  Now that it has Warner Music on board, look for a nontraditional IPO at the end of this year or early 2018.  —  Spotify has cleared what ought to be the last major hurdle before it goes public …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
WH director of rapid response Andy Hemming, who was paid to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media, left his job on Monday  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Happy Thursday.  AN INTERESTING DATAPOINT — TONY FABRIZIO, whom the Trump campaign paid $1.29 million last year …
Luke O'Neil / Esquire:
Current and former Village Voice staffers, including food critic Robert Sietsema and film editor Alan Scherstuhl, reflect on their time at the paper  —  On Tuesday morning, Peter Barbey, owner of the Village Voice, assembled the staff of the storied but turbulent New York City alt-weekly for a meeting.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Appeals court upholds injunction against VidAngel, a family-friendly service that filters movie content, after studios claim it violated copyright rules  —  “Star Wars is still Star Wars, even without Princess Leia's bikini scene,” states the opinion.  —  VidAngel, the self-touted family …
Discussion: MediaPost, Deadline and VidAngel Blog
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Finnish court orders two founders of Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm, to pay IFPI record labels $477K+ in case that began in 2011  —  Two founders of The Pirate Bay have been ordered by a court in Finland to pay record labels more than $477,000 in compensation.
Discussion: Billboard, Plagiarism Today and hypebot
Nicole Carroll / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Republic editor details how staff faced gas or spray to cover Trump rally aftermath, in response to email calling staff “Fake News Media”  —  On Wednesday morning, I was reviewing a list of 17 Republic staffers who were caught up in the gas or spray and the aftermath …
Discussion: Poynter
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Left-leaning news website The Canary joins Impress to become the UK alternative press regulator's 66th member  —  Left-leaning news website The Canary has joined Royal Charter-backed press regulator Impress, describing the move as a “no-brainer”.  —  The website was launched in October 2015 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple adds feature to Safari in iOS11 that strips out Google AMP URLs when a story is shared or copy and pasted  —  Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Jack Rosenthal, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist who also worked as a government official and civic leader, has died at 82
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
TPM may add a morning email newsletter to its $50-per-year Prime membership program
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
New report finds that decentralization and other factors could protect speech online as “mega-platforms” amass greater gatekeeping powers
Discussion: Motherboard and MediaShift
Annalies Winny / The Guardian:
How some alt-weeklies without benefactors are setting up nonprofit arms to save local journalism across the US
Discussion: Poynter