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11:55 PM ET, August 29, 2018


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Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News:
Trump tweets video claiming Google didn't promote his State of the Union address on its homepage; Google says it did, confirmed by screenshot posted on Reddit  —  “Google promoted president Obama's State of the Union on its homepage.  When President Trump took office, Google stopped," a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
International Trade Commission unanimously overturns Trump administration's tariff on Canadian newsprint, finding US paper producers are not harmed by imports  —  WASHINGTON — The International Trade Commission on Wednesday overturned a Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
The Young Turks Network says it has 27,000 subscribers paying $5-$10 per month for ad-free content, accounting for almost half of its overall revenue  —  In August 2017, digital video news publisher The Young Turks Network raised $20 million from Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg's WndrCo to grow its subscription business.
Discussion: Tubefilter
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Sources: The Young Turks lays off ~15 people, ending some of its non-political programs; cuts come less than two months after ouster of senior on-air talent  —  Layoffs come just two months after some of the channel's most senior on-air talent including Nomiki Konst and Hannah Cranston were let go
Discussion: VideoInk
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Sources: Donerail Group has the financing to purchase Tronc in a possible $640M-$700M deal; if completed, Donerail would sell off papers to individual buyers  —  Rupert Murdoch owning the New York Daily News?  A McCormick controlling the Chicago Tribune again?
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Spotify adds free Showtime subscriptions to its $4.99 ad-free college student tier, which already includes access to Hulu  —  Spotify is adding another perk to its student subscription tier: Eligible college students who subscribe to the company's $4.99 student tier can now access Showtime's …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Trump's Twitter account unblocks 41 more users after US court ruling in May that said government officials' accounts were public forums, but some remain blocked  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge …
Robert Mitchell / Variety:
Facebook announces the international rollout of Facebook Watch, which first launched in the US a year ago this month, starting on Thursday  —  Facebook has announced the international rollout of Facebook Watch, its video destination for episodic content, which first launched in the U.S. a year ago this month.
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
DC Universe streaming service will launch on September 15th, will cost $7.99 a month, or $74.99 for 15 months, as the first three months are free  —  DC Universe's first show Titans will premiere on October 3rd  —  DC Universe introduced its upcoming video service to viewers in a live stream hosted …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sinclair files a counter claim to Tribune Media lawsuit, rejects Tribune's allegations and suggests they were close to winning DOJ approval until FCC intervened  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI.O) on Wednesday filed a counterclaim to a lawsuit by Tribune Media Co …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
As the Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail usually adopt opposing stances, and the Daily Mail begins opposing Brexit, Mail on Sunday fires a Remain columnist  —  Star columnist let go by Dacre loyalist as old boss Geordie Greig takes over at sister paper  —  The Mail on Sunday's incoming editor …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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