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2:00 AM ET, July 24, 2016


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New York Times:
Interviews with about a dozen current and former Fox News employees show sexual harassment and intimidation went beyond Ailes  —  In 2006, after nearly a decade at CNN, Rudi Bakhtiar came to the Fox News Channel's headquarters in New York with a command of foreign policy …
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Q&A with Ailes' biographer Gabriel Sherman on the Murdoch family internal debates, a history of sexual harassment at Fox News, and the network's future  —  The nation's foremost Fox News beat reporter on what's going on behind the scenes at the cable news network.
Washington Post:
The fall of Roger Ailes: he built Fox News while fostering a boorish, tough-guy culture, and now 25 women are telling their stories, stretching back 5 decades  —  One day in early June, an embattled but determined news anchor, a public relations man and a group of attorneys settled …
Micah Lee / The Intercept:
Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang present designs for a device to monitor whether your iPhone's radios are transmitting when they are supposed to be off  —  In early 2012, Marie Colvin, an acclaimed international journalist from New York, entered the besieged city of Homs, Syria while reporting for London's Sunday Times.
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Leaked emails reveal Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel made agreement to send copy of Clinton story to DNC before publication  —  An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent “agreement” with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Yahoo informs others that Verizon has won the bidding process; $5B deal expected to be announced by Monday  —  Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the situation.  The news is expected by Monday, although that could come earlier or later.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
WSJ reporter Maria Abi-Habib: DHS detained me and asked for my phones at the border checkpoint at Los Angeles airport  —  On Thursday, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter claimed that the Department of Homeland Security demanded access to her mobile phones when she was crossing the border at the Los Angeles airport.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Pentagon revamps Law of War Manual to better legally protect reporters engaged in battlefield news gathering  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday revised its manual for interpreting the international laws of war, adding language to protect reporters engaged in battlefield news gathering.
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Guardian confirms it is reducing media coverage in print from two pages to one on Mondays; insiders expect less online coverage too  —  The Guardian is scaling back its media coverage in print and is to use automation to upload and lay out some stories on its website in a bid to slash costs.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Republican convention broadcast and cable ratings: Trump speech attracted 31.5M viewers, slightly ahead of Romney in 2012, but less than McCain had in 2008  —  Updated numbers have the GOP candidate's speech on par with the 2012 — with CNN scoring a high for RNC coverage.
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Neil Young's Pono music store goes offline for several weeks as it switches from audio provider Omnifone to 7digital  —  Neil Young's PonoMusic digital service is offline following the recent acquisition of Omnifone, up until now the company's sole provider of hi-resolution audio downloads.
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