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6:55 AM ET, September 5, 2017


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tronc, inc.:
Tronc acquires outstanding interests of Daily News LP, owner of New York Daily News and  —  Expands tronc Presence as Provider of Award-Winning Content Across Ten Major U.S. Media Markets  —  Combined Digital Platform Has Over 80 Million Unique Monthly Visitors
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
EPA accuses AP reporter of “incredibly misleading story” that said staff were not present at Houston's flooded toxic waste sites yet confirms story's key points  —  The agency accused the reporter of an ‘incredibly misleading story’ about its Harvey response ‘from the comfort of Washington.’
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Journalists should report on beliefs, scope, and scale of antifa and challenge politically motivated efforts to create false equivalency with white supremacists  —  Counterprotesters in Charlottesville tear a Confederate flag during a white-nationalist rally Aug. 12.
Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Facebook bid $600M for online streaming rights of a popular cricket tournament in India for 5 years but was outbid by Star India  —  As Facebook gets serious about video, the social giant's ambitions for live streaming were on display on Monday in India where it put a bid north of $600 million …
Elaine Ramirez / Nieman Lab:
Korean incubator Mediati houses up to six media startups at a time, providing each with up to $50K in seed funding in return for a 10-15% stake  —  “When young people start working for traditional media, they lose their edge, which is why it's crucial from Mediati's point of view to recruit young people before they get corrupted."
Telly Davidson / The American Conservative:
The modern iteration of The New Republic, post-Marty Peretz, is a leftist repudiation of its stuffy, neoliberal past  —  103-year-old magazine today is a repudiation of its stuffy, neo-liberal past.  —  In December 2014, one of Washington D.C.'s seminal figures was reported dead across all major newspapers, websites, and cable.
Discussion: @samthielman and @lmlauramarsh
Richard C. Paddock / New York Times:
The Cambodia Daily is to close after 24 years, after the country's government demanded it pay a $6.3M tax bill; the paper says the bill is inflated  —  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For the reporters and editors of The Cambodia Daily, an independent newspaper, Sunday was the end of an era …
Discussion: @mollyesque, France 24 and NPR
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Hillary Frey, the head of strategy for HuffPost who conceived of and is overseeing the company's Listen to America tour  —  “If we're going to put new reporters in different regions, strategically where should they be?  What will they be covering?  What matters to these communities?"
Discussion: @aravosis
Peter Kafka / Recode:
A challenge for Roku's IPO: Netflix and YouTube are huge on Roku, but they don't make Roku any money  —  The streaming video box company wants to be a streaming video services company.  But someone has to pay them for that.  —  Roku has spent the last few years fighting for your living room …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
SEC: Roku files for up to $100M IPO; Roku had $399M revenue in fiscal 2016, up 25% from 2015
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The history of The New York Times' op-ed page shows it was created to make readers think: going too far is better than not going far enough  —  Who wants the opinion pages to turn into the agreement pages?  —  In recent months, New York Times readers brave enough to open the paper's op-ed pages …
Leah Finnegan / The Outline:
The New York Times op-ed page under James Bennet has become a troll, deliberately instigating anger and spreading disinformation
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