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4:50 PM ET, August 7, 2019

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Days after the El Paso shooter echoed language used by Fox News hosts, Tucker Carlson says white supremacy is “actually not a real problem in America”  —  New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.  You can sign up for free right here.
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Lis Power / Media Matters for America:
Analysis: Fox News had over 70 references to an “invasion” of migrants in 2019, including 55 clips of Trump and 21 mentions by Fox News hosts  —  On August 3, a shooter opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, TX, killing 22 individuals and injuring dozens more.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
New York Times reaches a high of 4.7M total subscribers in Q2, with nearly 3.8M subscribers to digital products; digital-only subscription revenue grew 14% YoY  —  As digital revenue becomes more central to the newspaper business — and with a small boost from the launch of “The Weekly,” …
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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
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
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
USA Today:
USA TODAY office in McLean, VA was evacuated after police responded to what they say was a mistaken report of a man with a weapon  —  WASHINGTON — USA TODAY's headquarters in McLean, Virginia was evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence to what authorities said turned …
Nicholas Jackson / @nbj914:
Pacific Stand EIC says its board is shutting down the publication from next Friday after its primary funder cut off funding  —  Today is an extremely difficult day, the worst day—and I'm heart-broken and devastated. We learned this morning, without any warning, that our primary funder is cutting off all charitable giving and that our board is shutting down @PacificStand, effective next Friday.
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Brand-funded documentaries are on the rise, with some winning awards, and some, like 23andMe, saying documentarians do a better job than marketing teams  —  This article is part of the Digiday Video Briefing, which features must-reads, confessionals and key market stats.
Discussion: @petersontee
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 …
Daniel Green / Journalism.co.uk:
After shutting down its Blogs self-publishing product, HuffPost UK launches new Personal and Opinion sections, both of which will pay contributors  —  To compete with rival self-publishing platforms and social media, the website is experimenting with a new, sustainable way to source stories from marginalised groups
Elias Leight / Rolling Stone:
Even though paying for radio play was prosecuted 15 years ago, sources say payola lives on in more sophisticated forms  —  15 years ago, New York's attorney general investigated pay-for-play in the radio industry.  Insiders say the practice lives on — in a more sophisticated form
Discussion: hypebot
 
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
iHeartMedia to make six podcasts, including “Stuff You Should Know”, available in Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, French, and German, as it plans a global expansion
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Guardian Media Group says it broke even in the last financial year, digital now makes up 56% of revenue, and it has 655,000 regular paying supporters
Justin Hendrix / Protego Press:
Congress should override the current law of FTC penalties going to the Treasury and direct the FTC's recent $5B Facebook privacy fine to fix local journalism
Matthew Ball / REDEF:
A deep dive into box office trends: why theater audiences are on a long decline, why “franchise fatigue” isn't real, and the direct-to-streaming opportunity
Nippon.com:
Japanese newspaper readership continues to decline as the average number of daily general-interest papers printed in 2018 dropped by ~2M, or 5%, to 36.8M
Discussion: @raju
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Filings: Conde Nast reports pre-tax profit of £2.7M in 2018, up from a £13.5M loss in 2017, driven by traffic growth; 2018 revenue was £104.6M, down 8% YoY
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Interview with NYT's National editor Marc Lacey on why local news crisis is a national beat, the informal collaborations between the NYT and local outlets, more
Tyler Coates / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with Ruth Reichl, former EIC of Gourmet, which closed in 2009, on 40 years in food journalism, criticism in the digital era, and what she would change
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Foreign journalists struggle to communicate mass shootings in the US to their audiences, who think Americans are “crazy” for not enacting gun control measures
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
Insiders say Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc is angling to sell Vice to CBS-Viacom as its valuation, which was as high as $5.7B two years ago, sinks to ~$1.5B
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
eMarketer: number of US households without traditional pay TV expected to swell to 40.2M in 2019, up 19.2% YoY, and to over 56M by 2023
Discussion: Techdirt
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
 

 
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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

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

 
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