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1:50 PM ET, September 2, 2017

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
How publishers' extreme reliance on various Google services gives Google effective monopoly power, stifles criticism, and sometimes results in unexpected losses  —  An unintended effect of Google's heavy-handed attempt to silence Barry Lynn and his Open Markets program at New America …
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Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Reporter details pressure from Google and bosses to take down 2011 Forbes post criticizing Google practices with Plus and search; Google says info was under NDA  —  The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
SEC: Roku files for up to $100M IPO; Roku had $399M revenue in fiscal 2016, up 25% from 2015  —  Streaming device company Roku filed for a public offering on Friday, looking to raise up to $100 million.  —  The stock will list on the Nasdaq under the symbol “ROKU.”
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
NewsWhip research shows Associated Press content generates almost 35M engagements/month on Facebook, beating any single publisher  —  New research reveals that the bedrock of journalism on Facebook is far more stable than one might have thought of a news environment stigmatised by rampant clickbait and fake stories.
Reuters:
North Korean court sentences two South Korean journalists and their publishers to death for their reviews of book, “North Korea Confidential”  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean court sentenced two South Korean journalists and their publishers to death for “seriously insulting the dignity” …
Bryan Lowry / Kansas City Star:
Breitbart has hired Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, candidate for governor, and vice chair of Trump's election commission, as a columnist  —  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is now a regular columnist on the far-right news site run by President Donald Trump's former chief strategist.
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Syd Silverman, who owned Variety for 30 years until a sale in 1987, has died at 85  —  Syd Silverman, who for three decades was the owner of Variety, the show-business bible that transmogrified slanguage with neologisms like deejay, sitcom and kidvid as it covered an industry in transition …
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Source: Julia Hahn, former Breitbart writer and top aid to Steve Bannon, will remain in White House as special assistant to the president and deputy strategist  —  WASHINGTON — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon may have left the building, but one of his top aides, Julia Hahn, remains in the West Wing.
Discussion: @hunterw
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tencent Music plans to sell about 3% stake at $10B valuation to strategic partners like labels to secure music rights in China ahead of an IPO  —  Chinese music giant said seeking funds at $10 billion value  —  Partnering with labels may help secure content deals
 
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Washpostpr / Washington Post:
The Washington Post expands its use of Heliograf, its in-house automated storytelling technology, to cover all DC-area high school football games every week
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Profile of The Cipher Brief, launched two years ago by a former CNN executive producer and focusing on national security with a staff of 20, plus contributors
Discussion: The Cipher Brief and @rafat
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple is in talks to move its original content division to The Culver Studios, the iconic Hollywood studio where Gone With The Wind was filmed
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Ethics expert Kathleen Culver says the flaws of Katrina reporting provide lessons for journalists covering Harvey
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