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8:05 AM ET, July 4, 2019


 Top News: 
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
Despite diversity in presidential candidates, punditry still belongs to guys who give us mediocre analysis, grotesque speech on women, and cluelessness on race  —  In past weeks, the curtain has officially been raised on the vast and diverse field of candidates for the Democratic nomination …
Dom Phillips / The Guardian:
Report: Brazilian federal police have requested a probe into the finances of The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald after he reported leaks from a corruption inquiry  —  Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the ‘financial activities’ of the US journalist
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: MAD Magazine to stop creating new content after issue 10, except for end-of-year specials, and shift to previously published material with new covers  —  The beloved satire publication will no longer be sold on newsstands after the August issue, and future editions will no longer feature …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
A look inside Fox Nation: a fresh misconduct claim, issues about hosts' political activities, and scrutiny of leader John Finley, who faced a 2011 HR complaint  —  The network said it has “resolved” a claim that host Britt McHenry leveled against co-host Tyrus.  She has hired an employment lawyer.
Kali Hays / WWD:
Sources: W staffers were first given one day to sign on to work for Future, later extended to two; all contracts stipulate a three-month “introductory period”  —  Goodbye Condé Nast and “Summer Fridays.”  Hello a “revenue-comes-first” editorial outlook.  —  Saoirse Ronan on W's cover in 2019
Tess Bonn / The Hill:
In a survey of 1,000 American adults, 33% said the news media was “the enemy of the people” while 67% said it was an important part of democracy  —  One-third of Americans say the news media is “the enemy of the people,” according to a new Hill-Harris X poll survey.
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Reporters Without Borders:
RSF and partners launch a public consultation on the Journalism Trust Initiative  —  Organisation  —  RSF_en  —  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partners AFP, EBU and GEN are pleased to announce the launch of a public consultation about their Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) on July 3rd.
Esther Kezia Thorpe / What's New in Publishing:
PwC 2019-2023 forecast: podcast ad revenue to pass $1B by end of 2019 and hit $1.4B by 2023, up from $0.7B currently, in part due to advent of programmatic ads  —  Podcast advertising revenue is expected to pass $1 billion by the end of 2019, according to figures from PwC's Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019-2023.
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.
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