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11:30 PM ET, July 30, 2016


 Top News: 
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Former Fox News booking agent and event planner Laurie Luhn says Roger Ailes sexually harassed her for over 20 years  —  The morning after Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigned, the cable network's former director of booking placed a call to the New York law firm hired by 21st Century Fox …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton made better use of TV time during her convention, but Donald Trump's post-RNC boost suggests that might not matter  —  PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton put on a better television show in Philadelphia than Donald J. Trump did in Cleveland.  —  Expectations had it the other way around.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Democratic convention broadcast and cable ratings: Clinton speech attracted 33.3M viewers, down from Trump's 34.9M and below 2012 and 2008 DNC numbers  —  With most ratings in across networks, the DNC finale is still in a tight match with Donald Trump's showing the week before.
Carey Dunne / Hyperallergic:
Photographer Carol Highsmith sues Getty and Alamy for wrongly selling copyright licenses to over 18K+ photos she donated to the public, seeks $1B+ in damages  —  In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement …
Linda Ge / The Wrap:
Jon Stewart's HBO project is an animated parody of a cable news network, potentially premiering in September or October  —  Jon Stewart's HBO project has been revealed to be an animated parody of a cable news network, HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Saturday.
Discussion: Adweek, /Film and Variety
Columbia Journalism Review:
Kyle Pope named editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, starting in September  —  We are very pleased to announce that Kyle Pope will become the next editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review.  —  Kyle is a wonderful journalist and editorial leader with wide-ranging experience.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Legal battle to determine Sumner Redstone's mental ability to make decisions about his media empire is set for trial in October  —  The legal battle over whether Sumner M. Redstone has the mental capacity to make decisions about his $40 billion media empire is scheduled to go to trial in October in a Massachusetts court house.
Discussion: @prashantrao
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
36 media organizations to file amicus brief in support of Mark Boal's lawsuit to protect interviews with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from military court subpoena  —  A parade of major names in the broadcast and print industry urge a judge to stop a military prosecutor's efforts to obtain interviews with Bowe Bergdahl.
Turkish court detains 17 journalists until trial on terror group membership charges, frees four  —  State-run news agency says those charged have been remanded in custody after hearings at Istanbul court  —  A court in Istanbul has remanded 17 Turkish journalists in custody …
Mark K. Miller /
Sinclair Broadcast Group settles with FCC over alleged retransmission consent rules violations, will pay $9.5M and implement compliance plan  —  In addition to agreeing to pay $9,495,000, Sinclair has agreed to implement a compliance plan aimed at ensuring no similar violations in the future.
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Twitter will livestream its first esports event, Eleague's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, which is also on Twitch and TBS  —  Esports has already conquered livestreaming.  It's infiltrating cable.  And it's next target is Twitter.  —  Eleague announced today that it has partnered …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
VP candidate Mike Pence says the Trump campaign is considering lifting the blacklists it has applied to certain media outlets
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
How The Times of London's early adoption of a digital paywall led to record 182K digital subscriber numbers
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Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith sends memo reminding staff to refrain from bias on social media
Discussion: @oliverdarcy
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Disney's Maker Studios Layoffs Underway As Part Of “Strategic Adjustments”
Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal:
CBS beats Q2 targets with profit of $423M, up 27% year over year, on revenue of $3.29B, boosted by licensing fees and retransmission revenue
Discussion: Ad Age and Bloomberg

From Techmeme:

Sources: Clinton campaign computer network hacked in addition to Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Mustafa Al-Bassam / Motherboard:
British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents

Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Navy officials say the US uses submarines to carry out cyberattacks

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