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1:45 AM ET, July 17, 2019


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Aaron Rupar / Vox:
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway grilled a Jewish reporter about his ethnicity while defending Trump's racist statements about four congresswomen of color  —  When the quiet part becomes very loud.  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went as far as to grill a Jewish reporter …
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
In her promising debut as the CBS Evening News anchor, Norah O'Donnell called out Trump's racist tweets as she attempts to restore trust in the network  —  Yesterday, the news cycle threw a test at Norah O'Donnell as she anchored her first broadcast as host of CBS Evening News.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
When covering Trump's tweets telling freshman congresswomen to “go back” to their countries, major media outlets relied on critics to label them as racist  —  New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.  You can sign up for free right here.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter says Trump's racist tweets attacking four congresswomen don't break its rules and will not be labeled with a disclaimer
Sources: Apple plans to fund original, exclusive podcasts and has reached out to media companies, in a bid to compete with Spotify  —  - Tech giant looks to use exclusives to compete with Spotify  — Company has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, says Substack newsletters now have 50,000 paying subscribers  —  Andreessen Horowitz is betting that there's still a big opportunity in newsletters — the venture capital firm is leading a $15.3 million Series A in Substack.
The Daily Beast:
David Barstow, who reportedly alienated co-authors on the NYT team that probed Trump's taxes by planning a book with a source, is leaving to join UC-Berkeley  —  David Barstow joins Berkeley journalism school after winning a fourth Pulitzer and alienating his teammates by trying to ghostwrite a book with a top-secret source.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix alters the graphic suicide scene from the season one finale of 13 Reasons Why, with support from the medical community, after two years of controversy  —  The nearly three-minute-long scene has been altered two years after its debut — and ahead of the YA drama's forthcoming return.
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Southern California Public Radio announces a new podcast division called LAist Studios, aiming to be the West Coast equivalent of WNYC Studios  —  Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts.  This is issue 218, dated July 16, 2019.  —  California dreamin'.
Discussion: LAist, Apple Podcasts and RAIN News
Kansas City TV station criticized for editing the audio a woman secretly recorded of her conversation with an NFL player accused of child abuse  —  A clash of journalism values was on display last week when a Kansas City news director went on the air to defend his station.  —  The background
Discussion: 610 Sports Radio
Times of Malta:
Three men accused of murdering journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will stand trial after prosecutors in Malta issued a formal bill of indictment  —  Vincent Muscat and Degiorgio brothers Alfred and George were arrested in December 2017 and have spent the past 19 months in and out of court …
Discussion: BBC and Agence France-Presse
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
As part of its Daily Essentials section, Quibi to launch a twice-daily news show in partnership with NBC, a multiyear, eight-figure deal, sources say  —  Short-form video company founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg plans to launch slate of daily shows including news, sports and weather
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Washington Post introduces Zeus Insights, an ad-targeting tool that isn't reliant on third-party cookies, for its Zeus ad tech platform  —  The Washington Post has developed a first-party data ad targeting tool called Zeus Insights that offers detailed contextual targeting capabilities along with user-intent predictions for marketers.
Discussion: @jarroddicker and Washington Post
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Mariel Padilla / New York Times:
Judge: publisher of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin, should pay $14M+ in damages for encouraging anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation of a woman
BuzzFeed News:
Pro-Trump meme-maker Carpe Donktum appeared on OANN under a pseudonym, a fact not revealed to viewers during the broadcast
N'dea Yancey-Bragg / USA Today:
The historic photo archive of Ebony and Jet is being auctioned by the magazines' now-bankrupt former publisher in order to pay creditors
Discussion: @usatoday
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