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7:50 AM ET, July 11, 2019


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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-Vanity Fair writer backs up Vicky Ward, who claims Graydon Carter cut accusations by women from an Epstein profile; Carter: Ward lacked on-the-record sources  —  Having seen my own articles nipped and tucked and altered for reasons that seemed to have nothing to do with journalism …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
YouTube to require those submitting manual copyright claims to give timestamps of where in a video infringing content appears, making creator responses easier  —  YouTube is updating the way it handles manual copyright claims with changes that should make them much less of a headache for video creators.
Discussion: YouTube Creator Blog
Hadas Gold / CNN:
The UK and Canada are giving $4M+ to a new global media defense fund, to be administered by UNESCO, to support, train, and provide legal help for journalists  —  London (CNN Business)The United Kingdom and Canada are together giving more than $4 million to a new global media defense fund.
Discussion: Press Gazette, @cnni and @jeffjarvis
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
US podcast network competitors Stitcher and Wondery team up to launch Podfront, a joint podcast platform hosting over 300 podcasts, in the UK  —  There's more than one way to expand overseas.  U.S. podcast network competitors Stitcher and Wondery have decided to pair up to take on the U.K …
Discussion: AdExchanger
Jonah Weiner / New York Times:
An in-depth look at the changing TV landscape as users shift towards consuming media online, pitting old companies like HBO against new companies like Netflix  —  In their rush to match Netflix, competitors like HBO, Hulu and Amazon are ordering a slew of content — ushering out the age of …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
The News Project's publishing platform, which aims to provide “a news business in a box”, goes live with its first customer, CalMatters  —  CEO Merrill Brown says he founded The News Project to address one of the big problems in the journalism business: “It costs too much to launch and operate news sites.”
Max Willens / Digiday:
As video streaming wars heat up, publishers increase revenue with significant affiliate commissions they earn by driving signups to those services  —  The battle of streaming video has only just begun, but publishers are cashing in thanks to affiliate links.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
In a 3-2 party-line vote, the Republican-controlled FCC votes to ease rules governing children's programming broadcasts  —  In a 3-2 party-line vote, the Republican-controlled FCC voted Wednesday to ease rules governing children's programming broadcasts.  —  The move, which had been widely expected …
Meerah Powell / OPB:
Bankruptcy filing: all employees of Oregon's Bend Bulletin must be fired as part of Western Communications' sales deal with Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers  —  A new court filing outlining the sale of Central Oregon's only daily newspaper shows that all employees of the Bend Bulletin …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Facebook tries to become a more reliable source of revenue for video creators by adding retention analytics, expanding its virtual tipping currency, and more  —  Even by Facebook's own admission, it hasn't been a reliable revenue generator for publishers.  But Facebook hopes that isn't the case …
Discussion: CNBC and The Drum
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom taps Netflix alum Devin Griffin to oversee BET+, BET's subscription video streaming service set to launch in the fall  —  Devin Griffin will oversee BET+, the subscription video-on-demand platform set to launch in the fall.  —  BET+, the forthcoming subscription video-on-demand platform set …
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
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