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6:15 PM ET, August 6, 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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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 …
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Since January, Trump's campaign has posted 2,000+ immigration-focused Facebook ads that use the word “invasion”; report suggests the ads cost $1.25M
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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Emily McCormick / Yahoo Finance:
Disney misses with Q3 revenue of $20.2B vs. $21.4B expected, with an operating loss in its direct-to-consumer unit of $553M, expected to widen to $900M in Q4  —  reported third-quarter results that missed consensus expectations, as costs mounted for the entertainment conglomerate ahead …
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.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
HBO show “Succession”, with characters inspired by Murdoch and Redstone, accurately depicts the boardroom machinations behind the merger-mad media industry  —  Hidden debt, asset swaps, corporate raids: Financial journalists and a playwright well versed in the Enron scandal watch …
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Sunday Times staff say problems with unpaid work described in a recent Sunday Times column are widespread in the Sunday Times newsroom  —  “People use establishment connections to get their goddaughters two weeks on the features desk.”  —  When columnist Emma Gannon posted her latest Sunday Times piece …
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.
Discussion: Awful Announcing, NBA.com and The Wrap
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
GateHouse Media owner New Media Investment Group to acquire Gannett in a deal worth $1.38B; together the companies operate more than 260 daily news operations  —  GateHouse Media owner and USA TODAY owner Gannett have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting overlapping costs and enabling …
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Washington Post:
GateHouse's Gannett acquisition, billed as about increasing efficiency, will likely lead to syndicated USA Today-style stories over local reporting and job cuts
 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

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Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

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