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9:25 AM ET, August 9, 2016

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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Fox in eight-figure settlement talks with Gretchen Carlson over Ailes lawsuit; tapes of Ailes in conversation with multiple women could become public  —  In the subterranean newsroom, fear is everywhere.  “Hacking was bad,” says one person familiar with the internal investigation.
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says she was taken off the air after making sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes  —  Fox News' senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July.
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Sources: Fox News presenters and producers feared Ailes had tapped their phones and was monitoring their conversations
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Margaret Sullivan defends John Oliver against NAA broadside, says Chavern should be grateful for a hilarious and poignant celebration of the news industry  —  John Oliver's 19-minute riff about what's become of local newspapers made me laugh.  Parts of it also made me want to cry.
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Newspaper Association of America:
David Chavern, CEO and president of the Newspaper Association of America, takes John Oliver to task for petty insults and stating the obvious about journalism  —  Last night John Oliver decided to take on local newspaper journalism.  I actually loved how the piece starts.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
In 20 minute segment, John Oliver criticizes Tronc's branding, says journalism must be paid for, journalists struggle to meet production demands  —  On Sunday night, John Oliver devoted 19 minutes and 22 seconds to newspapers.  —  “The media is a food chain which would fall apart without local newspapers …
Andy Carvin / Reported.ly:
Reported.ly to suspend operations from Aug 31, after First Look Media decides to end relationship; team is considering options, like launching as an independent  —  Reported.ly to suspend operations August 31  —  To friends and supporters of reported.ly:  —  It is with great regret …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
How conservative news sites like the Drudge Report have resurfaced photos and videos of Hillary Clinton to stir up false controversy about her health  —  The first week of August was a rough one for Donald Trump's campaign; by coincidence, it was also a busy one for Trump supporters, who see a media coverup protecting Hillary Clinton.
Max Mason / Financial Review:
News Corp. Chief Exec predicts real estate revenue will become biggest driver of company earnings in future, after real estate services grow 32% YoY to $US822M  —  News Corporation chief executive Robert Thomson has tipped real estate businesses, led by REA, Move and iProperty, to become the biggest driver of earnings in the future.
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Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
NBCU signs programming deal with Snapchat, will create original shows for the social network, drawing on talent from SNL, The Tonight Show  —  Network will debut ‘The Voice on Snapchat’ and E! News show  —  NBCUniversal is bringing some of its most recognizable brand names to Snapchat.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu phases out its own free streaming service, inks deal with Yahoo to provide TV episodes to Yahoo View, Yahoo's new ad-supported TV streaming site  —  Hulu inks deal with Yahoo to provide free, ad-supported episodes of TV shows  —  Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Tribune Media reports Q2 loss of $161.6M, due to $193M income tax charges related to 2008 Newsday sale to Cablevision  —  The company, led by CEO Peter Liguori, is hit by income tax charges of $193 million related to a 2008 newspaper deal and reiterates its full-year outlook …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Joshua Topolsky tries to explain The Outline: like The New Yorker, but for younger readers that “eat farm-to-table food”  —  Don't call Josh Topolsky's just-announced The Outline “a New Yorker for millennials.”  Or do.  The 38-year-old digital media veteran of Engadget …
 
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