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11:25 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 …
Deadline:
Filing in NAI suit accuses CBS CEO Les Moonves and others of destroying evidence by using TigerText messaging; CBS says execs followed security team's advice  —  Less than 24 hours after the CBS Board of Directors let Les Moonves stay in his job despite sexual misconduct allegations …
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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”
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
The New York Times names Clifford Levy as metropolitan editor, succeeding Susan Chira, who filled in when Wendell Jamieson resigned after probe into misconduct  —  The New York Times said on Tuesday that Clifford J. Levy, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and a leader …
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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
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.
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.
Booth Moore / Hollywood Reporter:
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg says Anna Wintour is staying at the company, despite rumors she would retire amid company restructuring  —  The speculation is over, at least for now.  —  Will she or won't she?  The fashion industry has been waiting with baited breath to see if Anna Wintour …
Discussion: @condenast and Refinery29
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 …
Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal:
Baidu's video streaming service iQiyi says its Q2 loss more than doubled to ~$316.9M on ~$932.5M revenue and reported 66.2M paid subscribers as of June 30  —  Driving Baidu's growth is artificial intelligence  —  Baidu Inc.'s BIDU -1.68% revenue reached a record $3.93 billion in the June quarter …
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.
Discussion: @stevekovach and @jasonabbruzzese
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  —  Unsurprisingly, McClatchy added a new chapter to the hard-luck story of the company and the legacy newspaper industry with its second quarter financial results, announced Friday.
Discussion: Nieman Lab and McClatchy
 
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Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Sources: three top executives leaving National Geographic Partners, the joint venture between 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society, due to a reorg
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Reuters:
Two Russian journalists and one Ukrainian journalist were killed in the Central African Republic by unidentified assailants, local officials say
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
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”
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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
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”
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