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2:30 AM ET, August 7, 2019

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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Amid widespread criticism, the New York Times' Dean Baquet acknowledges its “bad” front page headline about Trump's speech following mass shootings  —  Amid criticism of its “Trump Urges Unity Against Racism” headline, the executive editor says he “understood” concern, but hopes people read the “strong” coverage beneath.
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Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:
Dean Baquet acknowledges some subscribers expect The NYT to take an adversarial role against Trump, doesn't see this moment in history as particularly aberrant  —  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, was at home on Monday night—as was the rest of the paper's senior leadership …
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
Lessons for journalists in light of Beto O'Rourke's anger at media for asking obvious questions to which we know the answers  —  O'Rourke, then Ocasio-Cortez, then Glaude give journos a lesson in their field and their nation  —  This post began with Beto O'Rourke's lesson.  Then I added Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
By parroting Trump's claims without context, journalists are letting Trump off the hook for stoking hate with his rhetoric  —  Yesterday, Donald Trump—flanked, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, by Vice President Mike Pence and a portrait of George Washington—addressed the nation …
Bill Bostock / Business Insider:
Despite the fact that the El Paso shooter's language echoed Trump's, Trump blames the media for contributing “anger and rage that has built up over many years”
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Tech news site The Markup reinstalls editor Julia Angwin along with six of the seven editorial staffers who quit in protest over Angwin's firing in April  —  It has been a turbulent few months for The Markup, a news start-up with ambitions to combine investigative and data-driven journalism to cover the world of technology.
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Disney CEO says Disney+ will have a $12.99 bundle that includes ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ when it launches on November 12  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  On today's, 2019 Third Quarter Earnings Call Disney …
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Hilary Russ / Reuters:
Amazon's Twitch signs a deal with the NBA to be its exclusive digital partner for streaming USA Basketball games globally through 2020  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association on Tuesday said that Amazon.com Inc's Twitch would be its exclusive digital partner for streaming USA Basketball games globally through 2020.
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Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Viacom-owned Pluto TV adds more channels based on Viacom's popular franchises, including MTV and Comedy Central, plus “pop-up” channels around live events  —  A slate of channels from MTV, CMT, TV Land, and Comedy Central will launch on Pluto TV, the Viacom-owned streaming service announced on Tuesday morning.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Five days after leaving Twitch for Mixer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins hits one million active subscribers on Microsoft's streaming service  —  The question is how long they'll stick around  —  After just five days of streaming, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is boasting 1 million active subscribers on Mixer …
 
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
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