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11:00 PM ET, August 8, 2018


 Top News: 
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey calls in to Fox News host Sean Hannity's radio show to defend his company, says Twitter does not shadow ban users based on politics  —  Twitter has not taken action against Jones, unlike Facebook, YouTube and other tech platforms.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey raised eyebrows …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Sources: Tronc is weighing at least one private equity offer to buy its newspaper holdings, with a bid between $19 to $20 per share on the table  —  Bundles of Chicago Tribune Saturday editions are stacked for delivery at the Freedom Center, August 20, 2016, in Chicago.  (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Jason Guerrasio / Business Insider:
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
NYT reports Q2 profit of $24M, adds 109K subscribers, increasing total number of digital subs by 20% to 2.9M and generating $99M in revenue for the paper  —  The New York Times continued its digital growth in the second quarter of 2018, adding 109,000 digital-only subscribers.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
In a defamation lawsuit against Alex Jones, four law professors who specialize in free speech argue how his false speech is not protected by the First Amendment  —  Not long after several of the country's biggest tech firms — namely Apple, Facebook and Google — kicked the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off …
David French / New York Times:
Given the malleability of the “hate speech” label, tech companies should use libel and slander legal standards when removing content like Infowars
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Adam Weinstein resigns as acting EIC of military-focused site Task & Purpose after a clash about a headline on a VA story, says he was told to be less liberal  —  “As an editor, I was facing intense pressure,” Adam Weinstein tells TheWrap  —  Military-focused publication Task & Purpose …
Stefan Nicola / Bloomberg:
Profile of Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, on his high-profile digital acquisitions like Business Insider, his missteps, and plans for future growth  —  Weaving past workers in orange vests and hard hats, Mathias Doepfner struts through what looks like a giant steel …
Discussion: @mathewi
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Axios has signed a deal with HBO to develop a series of news documentaries timed to the midterm elections  —  The show, titled ‘Axios,’ will focus on politics, technology and culture  —  Axios, the digital news startup known for concise stories, is about to go long—on TV.
Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox beats Q4 estimates with $7.94B in revenue, says it does not expect to host earnings call next quarter, hinting Disney merger may close by then  —  The box office success of “Deadpool 2” and the continued ratings strength of Fox News bolstered earnings at 21st Century Fox during the most recent financial quarter.
ProPublica expands its Local Reporting Network, plans to fund salaries for reporters covering state politics and government at seven news outlets  —  In an effort to help stanch the decline in aggressive statehouse coverage across the country, ProPublica today announced that it is expanding …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Kate Lewis has been named Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, replacing Joanna Coles  —  Lewis has been named new chief content officer, a role that was created for Coles in 2016.  —  Ariana Grande on the cover of Elle magazine's August edition.  —  Hearst didn't waste time in finding …
Discussion: Folio, @joannacoles, Adweek, Hearst and Ad Age
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Discussion: The Hill and @eriqgardner
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Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Subpoena for Discord, the app used by white supremacists to plan the Charlottesville rally, could reveal their identities
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Senior Producer Nancy Han has joined NowThis as executive producer of its yet-to-be launched daily show for Facebook Watch, coming September
Joel Simon / Columbia Journalism Review:
As the sixth anniversary of Austin Tice's captivity in Syria approaches, his parents talk about the difficulties of keeping his case in the public spotlight
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Liberty Media reports Q2 earnings of $172M, up from $94M a year ago, but operating income fell from $422M to $374M
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CBS News:
CBS board takes over investigation into news division that was to conclude this month, folding it into two other inquiries, including Moonves one
Kali Hays / WWD:
Analysis: US magazines lost ~$417.5M in revenue last year as top 50 biggest advertisers cut spending; there are now 7,176 magazines, 207 fewer than a decade ago
Discussion: The Daily Beast