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5:10 PM ET, August 31, 2021

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Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
NYT is adding a paywall to Wirecutter, starting after users read 10 stories/month, charging $5/month or $40/year but free for NYT premium digital subscribers  —  Site will be available for $5 every four weeks or as part of a Times premium bundle  —  New York Times Co. plans to put …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Source: Facebook plans to downrank current events content and political posts in the News Feed, which could reduce traffic to some news publishers  —  Facebook plans to announce that it will de-emphasize political posts and current events content in the News Feed based on negative user feedback, Axios has learned.
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.
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 …
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 …
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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) …
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Vice Media is raising $85M from existing investors since SPAC talks have ended; as part of the deal, co-founder Shane Smith is giving up voting control  —  Vice Media is raising over $85 million in fresh capital from existing investors, as talks to go public via a special purpose acquisition company …
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 …
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.
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
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.
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
HBO Max will launch in Spain and the Nordics in the fall, and in Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe in 2022  —  WarnerMedia's streamer HBO Max will launch in the Nordics and Spain this fall, followed by Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal in 2022, it was revealed at a Series Mania Forum keynote conversation on Tuesday.
 
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Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Amazon is developing a live audio feature, led by its Music division, with a focus on live music and potentially radio and podcasts
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
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