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4:30 PM ET, July 31, 2018

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New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has alerted Congress to new coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages, ahead of midterms  —  WASHINGTON — Facebook is preparing to announce that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign …
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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”
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 …
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 …
Discussion: @kirschenbaumj and BuzzFeed News
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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google says it's working with news organizations, including ProPublica, to surface data from data journalism projects in search results  —  Google today announced that it is working with a number of news organizations to surface more data from their data journalism projects in its search results.
Discussion: The Keyword, 9to5Google and The Verge
Reuters:
Two Russian journalists and one Ukrainian journalist were killed in the Central African Republic by unidentified assailants, local officials say  —  BANGUI (Reuters) - Three European journalists were killed overnight in Central African Republic (CAR) by unidentified assailants who ambushed their vehicle …
 
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy Q2 earnings signal continued tough times for newspapers: loss of $20.4M on revenue of $204M, ad revenue falls to $107M from $125M last year
Discussion: McClatchy and Nieman Lab
Paul Demko / Politico:
How Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin went from being the owners of alternative weeklies to the creators of Backpage.com and the First Amendment's role in their journey
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Snopes Managing Editor Brooke Binkowski has been fired from the site, but she isn't sure why, after conflicting explanations from CEO David Mikkelson
Vulture:
truTV orders an unscripted weekly series from New York Magazine's Vulture website, a comedic awards show that “honors the week in pop culture”
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
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
David Beard / Poynter:
Following its national tour last year, HuffPost is hosting events in six cities, including Boise, Reno, and San Diego, ahead of the November elections
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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”
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter names Nick Sallon head of its US news content partnerships
Discussion: Adweek and USA Today