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11:40 AM ET, July 9, 2018


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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Sources: The Times sacked award-winning reporter Peter Yeung for publishing concert and travel reviews on its site in return for free tickets and travel  —  Peter Yeung told BuzzFeed News that publishing the fake concert and travel reviews to get free tickets and trips was “the biggest mistake of my life”.
New York Times:
HBO must transform from a boutique operation into something bigger and broader, says its new overseer, AT&T exec John Stankey, at town hall meeting with staff  —  Change is coming to HBO, now that it is part of the AT&T corporate family.  That much was clear to the 150 employees …
Antoni Slodkowski / Reuters:
Myanmar court charges two jailed Reuters journalists for violating the Official Secret Act, moving case into trial stage after 6 months of preliminary hearings  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Marcy Wheeler delves deeper into why she outed a source, including safety concerns for innocent people amid House GOP tactics and the source's actions  —  It's pretty much an inviolable rule of journalism: Protect your sources.  —  Reporters have gone to jail to keep that covenant.
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
The media value of live coverage of Trump rallies: from April 28 to July 5, CNN gave Trump no free advertising, MSNBC gave $56.7K worth, Fox News gave $15.1M  —  FacebookTwitterSubscribeGooglePinterest PrintMailFlipboard  —  The cable news landscape has changed.
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to three additional sex crime charges in a Manhattan court on Monday  —  Hear some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers  —  (CNN)Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood producer, pleaded not guilty to three additional sex crime charges …
Discussion: The Wrap
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Paul Manafort's lawyers say the DoJ may have violated its own leak policies by giving info off-the-record to four AP reporters during a 2017 meeting  —  Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are crying foul over a meeting Justice Department prosecutors held …
Rachel Frazin / The Daily Beast:
Manuel Duran, founder of online publication Memphis Noticias, was arrested by ICE, a move he says was in retaliation for his coverage of Memphis police  —  What started out as a “just another day” in Memphis-based journalist Manuel Duran's life ended in his arrest by local police and transfer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Caitlin Kelly / Poynter:
Newspaper veterans from a variety of publications reminisce about some of the deepest and most enduring friendships they forged in the newsroom  —  Many journalists who have spent time working in a newsroom forge there — in that sometimes chaotic and stressful environment …
Kate Lamb / The Guardian:
Cambodia announces new directive to fight fake news posted online; violators could face imprisonment and fines, prompting fears over press freedom  —  Cambodia's media has under come increasing pressure after the closure of one independent newspaper and sale of another
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Wall Street Journal:
Disney CEO Bob Iger is applying his formula of targeting a company that is not for sale to acquire 21st Century Fox, with his once secure legacy on the line  —  With Disney's pursuit of Fox, CEO Robert Iger's signature strategy faces its biggest test yet  —  LOS ANGELES— Disney DIS .27% …
Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: on-demand audio streams in the US grew 45.4% year-over-year to 268.2B in the first half of 2018  —  The music industry is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year record revenues for the major label groups and continues to break new consumption records for the first half of 2018.
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Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
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David Beard / Poynter:
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