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9:25 AM ET, August 31, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Profile of Robert Allbritton, son of a Houston TV mogul and now among the top media investors of the century after Axel Springer agreed to buy Politico for ~$1B  —  From “son of” to mogul in his own right: Robert Allbritton just became the unlikeliest winner of the new media sweepstakes.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney held unsuccessful mediation talks in June with alleged sexual assault victims of ex-ABC News exec Michael Corn, who was pushed out in April  —  Claims surfaced in lawsuit last week against former top producer Michael Corn, who denies the allegations; ABC is also a defendant
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Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Sources describe a rift at GMA sparked by a lawsuit revealing Stephanopoulos knew about sexual assault allegations against Corn in '17 but still worked with him  —  Sources said a lawsuit accusing GMA's former executive producer of sexual assault has opened a new rift between the show's hosts …
Newmark J-School:
Sarah Bartlett, dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, to retire next June after nearly nine years in the role  —  - HOME- / - STUDENT- / - SARAH BARTLETT TO STEP DOWN AS NEWMARK J-SCHOOL DEAN  —  Sarah Bartlett, dean of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism …
Micah Singleton / Billboard:
Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic, giving users six free months of Apple Music, and will launch its own classical music app in 2022  —  Apple has acquired Primephonic, the classical music streaming service, for an undisclosed amount, the company tells Billboard.
Pew Research Center:
Partisan divide in US media trust widened in the past 5 years, as the percentage of Republicans with trust in national media dropped from 70% in 2016 to 35% now  —  In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half - dropping from 70% in 2016 to 35% this year.
Emily Atkin / HEATED:
Activists launch a campaign to pressure NYT to stop creating and running fossil fuel ads, as NYT staff say the practice undermines its own climate reporting  —  As climate disasters devastate America, activists aren't the only ones wondering why the paper of record is still advertising fossil fuels.
Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
Profile of Tolo, Afghanistan's largest broadcaster famous for its hard-hitting news, as it plans to broadcast from Europe or the Middle East if it is shut down  —  Tolo came to prominence with hard-hitting news, raucous reality shows and lurid Turkish soap operas.
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
Digital media, as a business, is broken because outlets are being SPAC'd into vague network blobs publishing the same content, not because people no longer read  —  Yesterday, VICE laid off over a dozen people, many of them employees who had been at the company for a long time.
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Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Outlets like Quartz and LAT are fighting subscription fatigue by hiring retention experts, analyzing reader habits, and investing in new forms of content  —  For all of last year's business challenges, publishers' focus on subscriber acquisition worked.  —  In 2020, subscription revenue …
Discussion: @risj_oxford
Anousha Sakoui / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood production workers complain about burnout, with some working 18-hour days due to soaring demand for content from new streaming services  —  Last month, Ben Gottlieb, a 27-year-old set lighting technician, wanted to show his support for his union's campaign to improve working conditions …
Discussion: @laura_nelson
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost:
FreeWheel: premium video ad views in the US jumped 50% YoY in H1 2021, with connected TV accounting for 60% of those views and set-top box VOD generating 15%  —  Premium video ad views in the U.S. jumped 50% in this year's first half compared to first-half 2020 — and connected TV (CTV) …
 
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Sun pays damages and apologizes to the England cricketer Ben Stokes and his mother for publishing details of a family tragedy in a 2019 front page story
Andrea Wenzel / Poynter:
Report details The Philadelphia Inquirer's work to be inclusive and antiracist after the paper published the infamous “Buildings Matter, Too” headline last year
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit against Disney could change Hollywood dealmaking and entertainment contracts, which traditionally accepted some ambiguity
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
By constantly engaging with Peter Doocy during press briefings, Biden and Psaki are trying to fight right-wing misinformation while getting airtime on Fox News
Associated Press:
Belarusian Association of Journalists forced to close in a ruling by the country's supreme court on Friday amid a crackdown including jailing of ~30 journalists
Brett Arends / MarketWatch:
Bari Weiss says her Substack has 14K subs paying $5/month, effectively a yearly gross revenue of $800K+, and her previous job was “really ugly” in retrospect