Les Moonves to remain CEO of CBS while outside counsel investigates accusations of sexual misconduct; board postpones August 10 stockholder meeting — Leslie Moonves will remain as CEO of CBS Corporation while accusations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood kingpin are investigated by outside council.
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Erin Jensen / USA Today: Moonves allegations: CBS board will select outside counsel to conduct independent investigation
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times: Stephen Colbert Wants Accountability for His Accused Boss, Les Moonves
Edmund Lee / New York Times: Les Moonves Stays Put as CBS Chief While Its Board Plans an Investigation
Heloise Wood / Bookseller News: Reidy supports CBS head Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post: Moonves' job as CBS chief safe for now
Kellie Ell / CNBC: ‘Les is history at CBS,’ veteran media analyst predicts
Daniel Holloway / Variety: Meredith Vieira: ‘There Was Sexism’ at ‘60 Minutes’
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: CBS Board Takes No Action Against CEO Leslie Moonves Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe
Kelsey Sutton / @kelseymsutton: I can only imagine that CBS's handling of this so far, along with the various statements of support for Moonves from CBS's top brass + personalities, must be absolutely gutting for the women who spoke to @RonanFarrow http://twitter.com/...
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age: CBS takes no action against Les Moonves amid sexual misconduct investigation
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News: CBS board takes no immediate action on Les Moonves as network launches investigation of sexual misconduct
Marisa Fernandez / Axios: CBS preps for Les Moonves investigation
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters: CBS to pick outside counsel for probe after misconduct allegations against Moonves
Jill Disis / CNNMoney: CBS board to pick independent investigators, takes no other action against Moonves at board meeting
Sara Salinas / CNBC: CBS board to seek outside counsel to investigate Les Moonves, but makes no decision about his role
Meg James / Los Angeles Times: CBS' board announces investigation into Chief Executive Leslie Moonves' alleged misconduct
Deadline: Les Moonves Still CBS CEO But Shareholder Meeting Postponed As Board Seeks Outside Counsel On Misconduct Allegations
Patrick Shanley / Hollywood Reporter:
Colbert reacts to Moonves news: “Accountability is meaningless, unless it's for everybody, whether it's the leader of a network or the leader of the free world” — “I'll have some more to say about this over there at the desk later, assuming we make it past the commercial break."
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Frank Pallotta / CNNMoney: Colbert on Moonves: 'Accountability is meaningless, unless it's for everybody'
Debbie Emery / The Wrap: Stephen Colbert on Les Moonves New Yorker Expose: 'Ronan Isn't Known for His Puff Pieces' (Video)
Halle Kiefer / Vulture: CBS's Own Stephen Colbert Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Les Moonves
Peter Weber / The Week: Stephen Colbert sadly but forcefully suggests CBS hold his cherished boss Les Moonves accountable for sexual misconduct
Frank Pallotta / @frankpallotta: Colbert is now talking about the Me Too movement and Moonves. He makes the point that Moonves has stood by him and the show, but that “Accountability is meaningless unless it's for everybody, whether it's for the leader of a network or the leader of the free world.”
Peter Weber / The Week: Stephen Colbert tackles the sexual misconduct allegations against his boss, Les Moonves …
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Anna Wintour gave Beyoncé full control over Vogue's September issue cover story, which will feature the first Vogue cover by a black photographer — And for the first time ever, a black photographer has shot the cover. — Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour gave Beyoncé …
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Matthew Schneier / New York Times: Vogue's Top Talent Goes Freelance
Cganz / @mehpatrol: This destroys the premise of even the *performance* of magazine journalism. Everyone can see Beyoncé on Instagram. The point of the press is to help us contextualize an artist's mind and work, something that is increasingly difficult as everyone caves. http://twitter.com/...
Maiysha Kai / The Glow Up: She Did That: Because of Beyoncé, Tyler Mitchell Is the First Black Photographer to Shoot a Vogue Cover
Kathryn Krawczyk / The Week: Beyoncé will essentially become Vogue's editor-in-chief for her September cover issue, sources say
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Beyonce to cover Vogue September issue, have full control, reports say
Jacob Shamsian / INSIDER: Vogue just hired its first black cover shoot photographer in its 126-year history — and it's thanks to Beyoncé
Ayman Mohyeldin / @aymanm: Let's be clear, the (shocking) headline here is that an American mainstream commercial fashion magazine has never hired a black photographer to shoot any of its covers in 126 years!! “Beyoncé Given Unprecedented Control Over Vogue's September Issue Cover” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ...
Martha Tesema / Mashable: Beyoncé's next ‘Vogue’ cover will be the first shot by a black photographer
Wandera Hussein / The FADER: Beyoncé to be given “unprecedented control” over her upcoming Vogue cover
Bailey Calfee / NYLON: Beyoncé Was Given “Unprecedented Control” Of Her ‘Vogue’ Cover
Jen Carlson / Gothamist: Beyoncé Just Hired The First Black Photographer To Ever Shoot A Vogue Cover
Maiysha Kai / The Glow Up: Is It the End of an Era? Will Beyoncé's Next Vogue Cover Be Anna Wintour's Last?
Elizabeth Grieco / Pew Research Center:
Newsroom employment: fell 23% overall between 2008 and 2017; down 45% at newspapers; up 79% in digital-native sector, increase doesn't offset newspaper losses — Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers.
Allison Hantschel / @athenae: Executive bonuses, meanwhile, kept right on trucking! http://twitter.com/...
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
Dean Baquet says he doesn't attend off the record meetings to discuss content because he doesn't think officials should be able to tell him what to publish — When President Donald Trump broke an off-the-record agreement after he met with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger …
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Emily Stewart / Vox: Trump's battle with the New York Times and A.G. Sulzberger, explained
David Remnick / New Yorker: Trump vs. the Times: Inside an Off-the-Record Meeting
Ken Meyer / Mediaite: NYT's Baquet on Skipping Trump Meeting: Officials Shouldn't Get to Tell Me What I Can't Publish
Dpellegrino / Reporters Without Borders: US — #WeeklyAddress July 23 - July 30: CNN reporter barred from White House press event
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Activist releases 11K+ private WikiLeaks DMs showing antisemitic and transphobic messages and how WikiLeaks would coordinate smear campaigns against rivals — Emma Best, a freedom of information activist, has published a large cache of Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks …
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Neera Tanden / @neeratanden: I'm so happy to report that Karma is not playing around. http://twitter.com/...
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes: 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter DMs Have Just Been Published For Anyone To Read
Ben Collins / NBC News:
Far-right conspiracy theorists reach top of YouTube search results with a smear campaign against celebrities, others as YouTube struggles to curtail false info — The video portal has been repeatedly criticized for not curtailing videos of conspiracy theories and false information on its platform.
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Media Matters for America: Fake news site YourNewsWire puts QAnon pedophile conspiracy theories onto Facebook
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian: What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory
Ishmael N. Daro / BuzzFeed News: How YouTube Bolstered Another Baseless Conspiracy Theory About Pedophile Rings
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Guardian Australia says it has an operating profit of $700K and $65K paying readers, turning it profitable and on sustainable footing five years after launch — Five years after launch the news site now employs 80 people and is visited by more than one in eight Australians online each month
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
“We see no potential” in competing against Facebook or Google, says Monocle editor Andrew Tuck as he explains the magazine's policy of shunning social media — As media strategies go, declaring “we do no social media whatsoever” is about as unorthodox as, say …
Raf Casert / Associated Press:
Belgian museums complain about Facebook rejecting ads with paintings of Flemish Masters like Rubens; company says it is reviewing its approach to nudity in art — BRUSSELS (AP) — For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure.
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Zach Everson / @z_everson: Infowars, ok. Rubens, not so much. http://twitter.com/...
Alexia Bonatsos / @alexia: Facebook censoring Belgian paintings and Bitcoin ads but not Holocaust deniers http://apnews.com/...
Christina Bonnington / The Daily Dot: Belgian art museums are fighting Facebook's blanket nudity ban
Spotify's global head of creator services Troy Carter to depart in early September; rumors of Carter's exit spread after he resisted “anti-hate” policies — Troy Carter will be leaving Spotify, Variety has confirmed. He will stay on through early September after which he'll assume …
Sean Burch / The Wrap: Spotify Exec Troy Carter to Leave Company
Mathieu Rosemain / Reuters:
Vivendi says it will sell up to half of Universal Music Group in the fall amid a boom in revenue from music streaming in the industry and rules out an IPO — PARIS (Reuters) - Vivendi is considering selling up to 50 percent of its UMG music division to one or more strategic partners …
Angelina Rascouet / Bloomberg: Vivendi to Sell Up to Half of Universal Music, Rules Out IPO
Bennett Bennett / The Drum: Vivendi to sell off half Universal Music stock as streaming drives value up
Anna Washenko / RAIN News: Universal Music Group parent company announces plan to sell half of the label
Harriet Agnew / Financial Times: Vivendi plans to sell up to half of Universal Music Group
Elsa Keslassy / Variety: Vivendi to Shut Down Studio+, Its Mobile Series App
Marc Schneider / Billboard: Vivendi Plans to Sell Half of Universal Music Group, Rules Out IPO