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9:55 AM ET, August 30, 2017


 Top News: 
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sky will stop broadcasting Fox News in the UK as of September 5 at 4pm; sources say decision not connected to takeover bid, channel only draws 2K viewers a day  —  Sources say decision to stop broadcasting Fox News is not connected to Fox's £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Scottish blogger Jason Michael McCann, who calls himself a journalist in his Twitter bio, defends his viral hoax tweet showing a shark in Houston's flood waters  —  “Of course I knew it was fake, it was part of the reason I shared the bloomin' thing.”  —  It was just before 6 a.m. in Dublin …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Newseum, dedicated to free expression and awash in red ink, becomes a metaphor for the besieged state of the American press
Discussion: Journalism News
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, steps down as board announces a financial review, which could trigger sale of its building
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
Disney and its ABC television station, KTRK Houston, donate $1M to the American Red Cross to support its Harvey relief efforts  —  The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station in Houston, KTRK, will commit $1 million to the American Red Cross for its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the company announced Tuesday.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple scrambles to land pricing deals with Hollywood on 4K content for its upcoming Apple TV; Apple wants to charge $20/movie, studios want $5-10 more
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube gets a redesign, including easier access to navigation tabs, new Library and Account tabs, variable speed playback on mobile, and a new logo  —  Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching.
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
District court judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against The New York Times by Sarah Palin for a June 14 editorial  —  Lawsuits against media outlets are piling up  —  A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday dismissed Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
ShowTime faces class-action lawsuit from customers who are suing the network over its in-app low quality stream of the McGregor-Mayweather fight  —  Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit.  —  Before the sweat was dry …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Axel Springer teams with German non-media companies to launch Verimi alliance, which will offer a single login to better compete with Facebook-Google duopoly  —  The hottest trend in German media: cross-industry alliances that prioritize consumer data privacy and aim to compete with the Facebook-Google duopoly.
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
How journalists have ramped up security protocols for communicating with sources amid the Trump administration's fight against leaks  —  How the administration has changed the game between investigative reporters and their government sources.  —  On July 6, the Senate Committee …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed News partners with Latvia-based Meduza for Russian coverage, focusing on joint investigations, which it will commission  —  “There's an enormous interest in Russia we really haven't seen since the Cold war.”  —  You may have noticed: Interest in news out of and about Russia is high these days.
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