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1:25 AM ET, July 3, 2019


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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Survey of news media employment between January and June 2019: thousands laid off or offered buyouts; the industry is on course for its worst year since 2009  —  Between January and May this year, approximately 3,000 people working in the news industry were laid off or offered a buyout.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Talk shows have struggled on Netflix, which has canceled three so far, because the format is based on timeliness and on creating a habit in viewers  —  Netflix upended the entertainment business by successfully moving into nearly every genre — scripted dramas, comedies, stand-up specials …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Breitbart News has continued to lose advertisers and traffic, bottoming out at 4.6M unique visitors in May, down from 17.3M at the start of 2017, per Comscore  —  In January 2017, was flying high.  Donald Trump, the candidate it had backed during the 2016 campaign, was sworn in as president.
Facebook updates News Feed ranking algorithm to reduce the distribution of sensational health claims or promotion of products with health-related claims  —  People come together on Facebook to talk about, advocate for, and connect around things like nutrition, fitness and health issues.
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Study finds gains in Trump's standing in polls in 2016 closely correlated with high levels of social media activity by the Internet Research Agency  —  The study does not prove Russian interference swung the election to Trump.  But it did find Trump's poll numbers improved when Russian trolls were active.
Discussion:, CNN, Boing Boing and Reason
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Sources: WPP to stop participating in Accenture-supervised ad pitches starting in 2020, as WPP says Accenture could use the data to undercut its pitch price  —  A spat between WPP and Accenture is turning ugly.  The agency group is refusing to share its media data with Accenture for a media audit …
Discussion: @tinafegent and @digiday
Andrew Murfett / LinkedIn:
David Haskell, editor of New York magazine, talks about publishing E. Jean Carroll's story, why he redid his first cover a week after it hit newsstands, more  —  David Haskell joined New York magazine in 2007, and quickly began to climb the rungs of the seminal publication.
Discussion: @amurfett, Thanks:@chipcutter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBC News Now hires former Fox and WSJ reporter Alison Morris as its first full-time anchor, after launching the free streaming service in May  —  NBC News Now, five weeks after the free streaming service's launch, has a full-time anchor: Alison Morris, who most recently was with Fox Corp.'s Fox 5 in New York.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Twitch streamers are struggling to understand the precedent set by a mere two-week ban of popular streamer Dr Disrespect for streaming in a public bathroom  —  'Twitch is saying there's no real consequences'  —  There was no question that Dr Disrespect's ban from Twitch would be temporary …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Loss of ebooks bought in Microsoft's book section is a reminder that digital rights management is defective by design as goods don't really belong to the buyer  —  YOUR ITUNES MOVIES, your Kindle books—they're not really yours.  You don't own them.  You've just bought a license that allows …
Kate Taylor / Business Insider:
Survey of people between 13 and 21 years old finds that 59% list social media as their top news source, with 65% checking Instagram daily  —  - Gen Z's go-to source for political news is Instagram.  — About 65% of respondents told Business Insider they checked Instagram daily …
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Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Simon and Schuster to publish a book by CNN's Brian Stelter on the relationship between Trump and Fox News, in 2020
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Epidemic Sound, a search engine for video producers looking to license music for soundtracks, raises $20M at a reported $370M valuation
Discussion: hypebot
Andrew Flanagan / NPR:
Big Machine Label Group, Taylor Swift's old label, was sold to a company owned by the manager of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande; source: deal valued at $300M+
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify ends its direct music upload beta program for artists after debuting it last year, saying it would rather focus on features unique to the platform