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1:05 PM ET, July 9, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
The New York Times Company:
Recode's Editor-at-Large Kara Swisher will begin contributing regularly to the New York Times' Opinion section beginning in August  —  Kara Swisher, editor at large of Recode, will bring her experience, intellect and courage to bear for Times readers, to identify and explain the big ideas in technology.
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.
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 …
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.
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% …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner Sports Names Hania Poole GM of Bleacher Report Live, SVP of NCAA Digital  —  Turner Sports has expanded the duties of Hania Poole, promoting the exec to the position of senior VP of NCAA Digital and general manager of Bleacher Report (B/R) Live.  —  Most recently, Poole was VP of business operations and GM of NCAA Digital.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple Music had ~21.5M US subscribers as of last week while Spotify had ~22.5M; Apple's service is growing faster than Spotify in UK and Canada  —  Spotify's lead over Apple's music-streaming service in the US is narrowing, denting the air of invincibility around the recently floated pioneer.
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.
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
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