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12:15 PM ET, July 29, 2019


 Top News: 
Hannah Knowles / Washington Post:
Behind the Baltimore Sun's widely-read editorial written in response to Trump's tweets attacking the city, which drove atypical traffic and subscriptions  —  The paper of the city that President Trump attacked didn't mince words.  —  “Better to have a few rats than to be one,” the Baltimore Sun's editorial declared in its headline.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
The Fox News distortions behind Trump's attack on Baltimore and its congressman
Associated Press:
Jair Bolsonaro raises the possibility of jail for Glenn Greenwald after The Intercept Brazil reports on the contents of a minister's hacked phone conversations  —  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president renewed his attacks on journalist Glenn Greenwald on Saturday, raising the possibility …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU's top court rules that sites with embedded Facebook Like buttons are responsible for data collected, must obtain user consent before data is sent to Facebook  —  Europe's top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region.
Emily Bell / The Guardian:
In covering Boris Johnson's premiership, UK press should heed lessons from the US, where media largely normalized Trump over the past three years  —  British journalists faced with Boris Johnson should examine the American experience  —  If one wanted a metaphor for the perils and trials …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
NewsWhip data suggests publisher engagement on Facebook is rising with a dramatic increase in the number of native videos, but live video is in decline  —  It's not easy to get Facebook strategy straight when the only constant for publishers at the company is change, and a new report …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Debbie Emery / The Wrap:
Amid AT&T/DirecTV blackout, CBS reaches a multi-year content carriage deal with Altice  —  CBS and Optimum parent company Altice have reached a comprehensive, multi-year content carriage agreement, the two companies announced on Monday.  —  The new deal covers retransmission consent …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
A farewell column by The Lowell Sun's laid off sports editor, taken down by management, is republished, criticizing cost-cutting at the hedge fund-owned paper  —  Note: The hedge fund-owned newspaper chain MediaNews Group recently laid off several people at its Massachusetts papers …
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Macmillan says it will limit libraries to only one perpetual access e-book during the first eight weeks of a book's release starting November 1  —  More than a year after imposing a controversial four month “test” embargo on new release e-books in libraries from it's Tor imprint …
Emiliano Mellino / WIRED UK:
Former staffers describe a fear-driven workplace at Culture Trip, the fast-growing UK media startup that's raised $100M and claims it has 18M monthly uniques  —  Culture Trip has raised $100 million and claims millions of visitors a month.  Former staff members paint a less than perfect picture …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dozens of journalists targeted by a group of Neo-Nazi swatters, who maintain a Deep Web database with the personal info of people who threaten their views  —  Nearly three dozen journalists at a broad range of major publications have been targeted by a far-right group that maintains …
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Jordan Orlando / New Yorker:
A eulogy for MAD Magazine, which subverted the comic form into a mainstream ideological weapon, aimed at icons of the left and the right
Pew Research Center:
Study of YouTube channels with 250K+ subs in early 2019: a small share produce most of the content, kids videos do very well, and most videos aren't in English
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z's Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry
Micah Singleton / Billboard:
Profile of Oliver Schusser, who spent 15 years at Apple building iTunes' worldwide operations from the ground up and took charge of Apple Music 15 months ago
 Earlier Picks: 
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Ofcom: 49% of UK adults use social media for news while 49% get news from newspapers, websites, and apps; 38% of UK adults get their news from newspapers alone
Discussion: @iainmacwhirter
Max Londberg / Cincinnati Enquirer:
District court judge throws out defamation lawsuit by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post