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1:10 PM ET, August 8, 2016

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: Roger Ailes used Fox News funds to target critics like journalists with surveillance and online smear campaigns  —  As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes's ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars …
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Roger Ailes' alleged use of Fox News funds to target critics raises liability questions for 21st Century Fox  —  Roger Ailes' alleged use of Fox News' funds could pose a liability for 21st Century Fox.  —  On Sunday, New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported that Ailes used his company's budget …
Discussion: @dylanbyers and Inside Cable News
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Examining how the media is wrestling with Trump, journalistic balance, and longstanding accusations of liberal bias  —  If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies …
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Matthew Sheffield / National Review:
Despite perceptions, conservative media exists in an echo chamber without reaching broader audiences  —  One of the more interesting developments since the emergence of the Web as a mass medium is the establishment of a conservative media presence.  Prior to the Internet …
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 …
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 …
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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 …
Shelley Ross / The Daily Beast:
Shelley Ross, sexually harassed by Ailes, urges Fox to launch Truth and Reconciliation project, says sexual harassment is at epidemic levels within TV news  —  Shelley Ross, once one of the most powerful women in TV news, writes exclusively on resisting Roger Ailes's invitation …
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Engadget
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Gawker and Hulk Hogan in preliminary settlement talks over invasion-of-privacy case  —  Talks come ahead of auction that will see Gawker founder Nick Denton lose control of the company he founded  —  Gawker Media Group is engaged in preliminary talks with the former professional wrestler known …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
ESPN.com has finally replaced espn.go.com, a remnant of the long-dead Disney portal go.com  —  It isn't quite our-long-national-nightmare-is- over level, but one of the significant daily reminders of the early web just disappeared.  ESPN's website, which had been hosted at espn.go.com since 1998, is finally now just at espn.com.
Discussion: @niemanlab and @rafat
 
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Liz Spayd / New York Times:
Metro desk at The New York Times moving away from routine coverage of the city, will focus more on “stories with real impact that will resonate beyond the city”