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6:10 PM ET, July 30, 2018

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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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
Mark Landler / New York Times:
In an interview, Sulzberger details what he told Trump about the effects of Trump's language: dictators avoiding scrutiny, rising threats to journalists, more  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday disclosed details of a private meeting he had with the publisher of The New York Times …
The Wrap:
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.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Twitter finishes its review of proposals for improving the health of discourse on the platform and is working with two academic teams on echo chambers, more  —  Twitter is partnering with two groups of academic researchers to figure out how to measure the health of conversations happening on the platform.
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Anna Wintour gave Beyoncé full control over Vogue's September issue cover story; will feature 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 unprecedented control …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter names Nick Sallon head of its US news content partnerships  —  TJ Adeshola will lead U.S. sports deals; Nick Sallon to lead U.S. news partnerships  —  Twitter has filled some key roles in its reorganized content partnerships group in the U.S. — promoting company insiders instead of outside hires.
Discussion: Adweek, USA Today and @jonsteinberg
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.
Discussion: @athenae
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it will shut down Partner Categories, an ad tool that allows advertisers to target users based on third-party data, by October 1 around the world  —  Advertisers warn of impact from closure of Facebook ad tool that integrates personal data from outside brokers
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Variety:
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 …
Discussion: Ad Age, The Wrap and Billboard
 
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