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9:25 AM ET, July 3, 2018


 Top News: 
NBC News:
Melania Trump has earned an estimated $100K-$1M in 2017 in royalties from a deal with Getty Images that mandates photos be used in positive coverage  —  The first lady earned six figures from an agreement with Getty Images that paid royalties to the Trumps and mandated photos be used in positive coverage.
Jon Christian / BuzzFeed:
Parker Higgins / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Freedom of the Press Foundation releases open source framework Track The News to help create Twitter bots that can track news subjects across sites  —  Freedom of the Press Foundation is releasing a free software Python program called Track The News, which for several months we've used …
Discussion: @trevortimm
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Atlantic Media says it will sell its subsidiary Quartz to Japanese financial intelligence and media firm Uzabase for between $75M and $100M in cash and stock  —  Price of cash and stock deal tied to the business-news startup hitting certain financial goals  —  Quartz, the online business …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Harvey Weinstein faces three more charges: one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of felony predatory sexual assault, involving third woman, from 2006  —  Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison.
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
Mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages continue to sweep India as authorities struggle to combat fake news; five were killed by a rumor-driven mob on Sunday  —  NEW DELHI — Five people were killed by a mob in India on Sunday after rumors spread on social media that they were child traffickers …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Discussion: @jbrodkin and CNBC, more at Techmeme »
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz to leave ABC News after 24 years; Ross was suspended for four weeks in December following a flawed report on Flynn and Russia  —  Brian Ross, the veteran ABC News investigative correspondent who embarrassed the network late last year with an on-air report …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Source: BBC Worldwide is in talks with Channel 4 to purchase the 50% of UKTV it doesn't own from Discovery for £500M  —  Broadcaster, 50% controlled by BBC Worldwide, is major source of profit for the BBC  —  The BBC is in talks with Channel 4 tomount a £500m bid to take control of UKTV …
Discussion: C21Media
Free Press:
New Jersey approves $5M for the Civic Information Consortium, a collaborative nonprofit effort focused on improving the quantity and quality of local news  —  Contact: Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838  —  TRENTON — Late Sunday night, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy approved dedicating $5 million …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Some high school newspapers find themselves censored by administrators for writing about school shootings, sexuality, and the reasons for a teacher's dismissal  —  High school educators across the country have been clamping down on students who publish articles on protests, sexuality and other hot-button issues.
Freia Nahser / Data Journalism Awards:
Interview with Brazilian journalist Thiago Reis about a project that involved 230 journalists across Brazil last year to investigate murders  —  We talked to Thiago Reis, data journalist at G1—the digital news component of the biggest Brazilian media group Globo—and coordinator …
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Defy Media sells movie, TV, and pop culture video brand Screen Junkies, best known for Honest Trailers web series, to Fandom for an undisclosed amount
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Journalists in California turn to student reporters to cover education, but turnover makes building institutional knowledge and cultivating sources difficult
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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
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