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11:05 AM ET, August 25, 2016


 Top News: 
New York Times:
WhatsApp to share phone numbers and analytics data of users with Facebook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of his mobile messaging service's millions of users.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign seeks correction of AP tweet about State Department meetings; AP declines  —  The Clinton campaign has asked the Associated Press to amend or remove a tweet promoting an investigative story on the meetings of Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state.
Jim Weber / LinkedIn Pulse:
Sports writer says Twitter permanently banned his account with nearly 100K followers after he tweeted three Olympics GIFs  —  I thought the only people to get permanently banned from Twitter were Leslie Jones' online bully and terrorists.  —  Apparently those who post a GIF …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Advice to James and Lachlan Murdoch: transform Fox News from a partisan opinion network to one that reports more news to reach younger, non-white viewers  —  Here's unsolicited advice for the Murdoch brothers.  —  Now that the monster Roger Ailes has been slain and the palace that he built …
Discussion: @brianstelter and @davidfolkenflik
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
To challenge ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports sign multiyear deal to share “significant” content and sell ads across both entities, sharing revenue  —  Sites will share editorial content and sell advertising across both entities to better compete with ESPN
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Sources: New York Times-CBS news poll may dissolve after the election as veteran Times pollsters take buyouts and telephone polls become more costly  —  The future of The New York Times-CBS News poll, one of America's oldest and most influential public opinion polls, is up in the air.
Discussion: @alexweprin and @politico_steve
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Andrea Tantaros' lawyer in suit against Fox says she will also seek damages for violations of criminal laws “having nothing to do with sexual harassment”  —  Judd Burstein, the New York lawyer representing Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment suit against Fox News and its top officials …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:30 minutes ago
Questlove joins Pandora as its first “artist ambassador” and will host a weekly show set to debut September 7  —  Last fall, Questlove, of the Roots, visited Pandora Media's headquarters in Oakland, Calif., for what he assumed would be a perfunctory outreach meeting.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: SpinMedia, with websites including Spin, Vibe, The Frisky, and Death & Taxes, retains bankers as it seeks buyers  —  MORE FROM:  —  Perpetually struggling SpinMedia, the collection of music and pop culture Web sites once known as Buzz Media, is officially on the block, sources tell Media Ink.
Discussion: Billboard, FishbowlNY and hypebot
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Of 26.7M viewers of Rio Olympics on NBC, streaming accounted for 225K-500K viewers, but 10% of ad sales  —  IN THIS ERA of cord-cutting and streaming services, there has remained one constant for television networks and advertisers looking to draw a crowd: live events.
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Over 90% of editorial workers at Law360 voted to unionize with the News Guild of New York  —  Law360's editorial staff has voted overwhelmingly to unionize with the News Guild of New York, after an aggressive weeks-long effort by management to discourage the formation of a union in the newsroom.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon aims to make digital books widely accessible globally by launching the Kindle Reading Fund in partnership with Worldreader
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Lauren Easton / Associated Press:
Associated Press launches iOS app, AP News, allowing users to customize newsfeed, follow specific topics and newsmakers, set news alerts
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Tegna, with 46 TV stations and profits up sharply in an election year, works on deepening digital content a year after its split from Gannett
John Herrman / New York Times:
On Facebook, activist-run pages rival the reach of established, traditional media brands like MSNBC and NYT, but aren't beholden to any journalistic standard