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11:15 AM ET, August 2, 2019


 Top News: 
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook says its local news subscription initiative has led to tens of thousands of new digital subscriptions and about $5M in value at 14 participating papers  —  It's been more than a year since Facebook announced that it would be funding a Local News Subscriptions Accelerator.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Pew: 27% of papers with Sunday circulations of ~50K+ faced layoffs in 2018 vs. 32% in 2017; 14% of digital media sites laid off staff in 2018 vs. 20% in 2017  —  If you work at a U.S. newspaper and didn't have layoffs in the last two years, consider yourself lucky.
New York Times:
Four initiatives reimagine local news: journalism as service, focus on schools and education, news via text message, and philanthropy  —  What happens when the presses stop rolling?  Who will tell the stories of touchdowns scored, heroes honored and neighbors lost?
Turkey's TV and radio watchdog granted oversight of online content, including streamers and online news outlets; providers must now get broadcasting licenses  —  ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday granted its radio and television watchdog sweeping oversight over all online content …
Discussion: Middle East Eye
Elaine Low / Variety:
CBS says CBS All Access and Showtime OTT together have 8M subscribers, plans to reach 25M by 2022; CBS All Access will offer at least 12 original shows in 2020  —  CBS All Access is ramping up its offerings to at least 12 original series in 2020, said streaming service execs …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Inside Pennsylvania PBS39's nightly solutions-focused newscast, launched ~11 months ago after the station received $82M from spectrum sale  —  “It wasn't, like, 'bam bam soundbite soundbite you're done.'”  —  This was a serious case of lemons and (potentially) lemonade.
Discussion: @frankwords
Sarah Sluis / AdExchanger:
Hearst is building Hearst Audience Select, a self-serve ad platform for small brands to advertise across Hearst properties, to launch in time for Q4  —  Hearst is building a self-serve ad platform so advertisers can overlay their audience data against Hearst's to reach readers across sites like Cosmopolitan …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Print generated $25B+ in revenue in 2018; its steady cash flow attracts investors who realize that lowering overhead reduces costs at a faster rate than revenue  —  Hedge funds have found that they are able to wring profits out of an ailing product: the print newspaper.  But for how long?
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FCC votes to tighten rules governing franchise fees paid by cable companies to local authorities, which could lead to public access channels going off the air  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commision (FCC) on Thursday voted 3-2 to tighten rules governing the franchise fees paid …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
MIX / The Next Web:
Sensor Tower: YouTube remains world's top-grossing video app, generating $138M in user spending in Q2 2019, up 220% YoY; US users generated ~70% of this revenue  —  Google must be happy.  YouTube is the world's top-grossing app in the photo and video software category for a second quarter in a row.
Discussion: 9to5Google
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Holloway, which publishes in-depth guides about running a startup, raises $4.6M in seed funding from The New York Times, NEA, Lightspeed, and others  —  Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer.
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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The LAT's disappointing digital subscriber numbers attest to the importance of subscriber retention, which the paper should invest in like the NYT has