Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:50 PM ET, August 8, 2019

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook offered millions to ABC News, Dow Jones, Washington Post, and Bloomberg to license their content for a Facebook news section to debut in 2019  —  Company approached ABC News, Dow Jones, Washington Post and Bloomberg as it plans to launch news section
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Court docs show Monsanto ran a “fusion center” that monitored a Reuters journalist and encouraged negative reviews of her 2017 book on its Roundup weedkiller  —  Internal documents show how the company worked to discredit critics and investigated singer Neil Young
Kim Kelly / Columbia Journalism Review:
Freelancer Kim Kelly describes how NPR parted ways with her citing her “activist stance”, after Tucker Carlson aired a segment about her  —  My life with heavy metal, Tucker Carlson, NPR, and strong opinions  —  My first byline was an article for my local newspaper's Teen Voice section …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Interviews with members of a 900-strong private Facebook group for advertisers on Facebook and Instagram showcase the unreliability of Facebook's Ad Manager  —  - Advertisers say system has crashed regularly since November  — Social-media company says it's ‘committed’ to fixing issues
Anna Wiener / New Yorker:
How Hacker News moderators Daniel Gackle and Scott Bell practice a personal and slow approach, engaging with users in e-mail chains that can last for years  —  Can a human touch make Silicon Valley's biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful place?  —  Open-plan offices offer few pleasures …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS and AT&T strike a new carriage deal, ending a prolonged blackout of CBS programming  —  CBS and AT&T came to new terms on carriage of CBS stations on the telecommunications giant's DirecTV satellite service, ending a prolonged blackout of CBS programming.  More to come......
David Segal / New York Times:
Profile of James Daunt, who saved Britain's Waterstones bookshop chain from the brink of bankruptcy and who will now try to revive Barnes & Noble as its new CEO  —  James Daunt fought Amazon and rescued the country's biggest bookstore chain.  Now comes Chapter 2.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Google will start surfacing individual podcast episodes in search results and will soon let users ask Google Assistant to play podcasts about specific topics  —  Search for what you want to hear  —  Google is taking the next step in making podcasts easier to find.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom's Q3 revenue rose 4% YoY to $3.36B with ad revenue at its cable networks unit up 6% YoY, returning to US advertising growth for the first time since 2014  —  The company, which is led by CEO Bob Bakish and has been in talks with CBS Corp. about a recombination, returned to domestic ad growth …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Some pubs including Vice Media and The Stylist Group say revenue and traffic from Apple News has risen in the past few months  —  Publishers including Vice Media and The Stylist Group say they've gotten traffic and, more importantly, revenue lifts from Apple News in the last three months.
Al Jazeera:
Journalists in Kashmir struggle to report due to a communications blackout; most English and Urdu language papers in Srinagar have not published since Monday  —  Reporters in the disputed region face difficulties due to ban on movement and communications blackout.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
By expecting the New York Times to be the paper of resistance, something it has vowed to never be, liberals are positioned for perpetual disenchantment  —  The Twitter multitudes came for the New York Times Monday night, swinging caltrops and battle axes in protest over the Page One banner headline …
RELATED:
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
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 6:50 PM ET, August 8, 2019.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK's newspapers circulation auditor ABC will stop publishing six-monthly reports for regional papers, instead publishing on a rolling basis throughout the year
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Ofcom: streaming services' subscriptions for Q1 in UK: Netflix posts the largest gains, up 26% YoY to 11.5M, Amazon Prime trails with 6M but is up 23% YoY
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
How Piano created a “propensity” paywall that uses machine learning with 76 metrics to predict how likely someone is to subscribe, and adjusts accordingly
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Federal judge rules that Ed Butowsky's libel suit against NPR for revealing his role in funding an investigation into the death of Seth Rich can go forward
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs multi-year film and TV deal with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss; sources say the deal is worth $200M
 Earlier Picks: 
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers studying disinformation in the Philippines and countermeasures by Facebook and YouTube say little has improved since 2016, a red flag for elsewhere
Nicholas Jackson / @nbj914:
Pacific Standard EIC says its board is shutting down the publication from next Friday after its primary funder cut off funding
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
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
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
US radio giant Entercom Communications says it will acquire podcast companies Pineapple Street Media, source says for $18M, and Cadence13, source says for $50M
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”