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12:25 PM ET, July 31, 2018

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Heloise Wood / The Bookseller:
Simon & Schuster US CEO Carolyn Reidy releases statement of support for Leslie Moonves, saying description of him in New Yorker story is “not recognisable”  —  Simon & Schuster US president and c.e.o.  Carolyn Reidy has spoken out in support of CBS head Leslie Moonves following …
Discussion: USA Today, New York Times and Reuters
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Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
When accused of sexual misconduct or harassment, men from Les Moonves to Tom Brokaw and Al Franken have been backed by women that “know them”  —  The CBS chief's associates have been offering a common defense: that the man they know simply wouldn't do the things he is alleged to have done.
The Wrap:
Les Moonves to remain CEO of CBS while outside counsel investigates accusations of sexual misconduct; board postpones August 10 stockholder meeting
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”
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Blockchain journalism startup Civil and Splice Newsroom launch $1M fund with aim of creating 100 media startups in Asia over the next three years  —  Here's some news about tangible money.  —  Civil, the earnestly hopeful, sometimes scorned, promise-filled blockchain-crypto journalism startup that's managed …
Axios:
Sources: Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, that will include market and global financial news updates  —  Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, three sources familiar with the plans tell Axios.
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Press freedom organizations say Trump's rhetoric on “fake news” has been adopted by dictators globally and led to a bigger clampdown on journalists  —  Press freedom advocates highlighted fresh examples on Monday showing how they believe President Donald Trump's anti-media rhetoric …
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Washington Post:
A profile of New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, following his tussle with Trump over the President's characterization of their July 20 meeting  —  The new reporter was sharp, humble and eager to learn.  Arthur had snazzier shoes than his colleagues at the Oregonian …
Discussion: @jpodhoretz
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
Trey Williams / The Wrap:
MoviePass raises its monthly subscription fee to $15 and will limit access to blockbuster films during their first two weeks in theaters  —  As MoviePass faces an uphill battle to stay afloat, the subscription moviegoing service on Tuesday announced that it would raise its monthly price …
Discussion: MediaPost, Variety and IndieWire
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
For the past 19 months, renowned investigative journalist Bob Woodward has been quietly working on a book about Trump, due to be released on September 11  —  In the worldwide capital of leaks and anonymous dishing that is Washington, secrets can be almost impossible to keep.
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 …
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had a series of bizarre cable appearances on Monday, in a bid to play down a coming NYT story; he later claimed he “shut it down”  —  Throughout Monday, President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani went on a chaotic media tour …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
In 2019 PGA Tour's live-streaming subscription service will move to NBCUniversal from ESPN+ and BAMTech under new three-year deal  —  PGA Tour Live will move from BAMTech and ESPN+ to NBC Sports Gold starting in 2019  —  NBC Sports is hoping to score more greenbacks by streaming more action from the golf green.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
 
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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
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
Discussion: RAIN News, MediaPost and The Wrap
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Activist releases 11K+ private WikiLeaks DMs showing antisemitic and transphobic messages and how WikiLeaks would coordinate smear campaigns against rivals
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter names Nick Sallon head of its US news content partnerships
Discussion: Adweek and USA Today