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6:10 PM ET, August 10, 2016

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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
IAB, Local Media Consortium, NAA, and PageFair welcome Facebook's move to counter ad blocking  —  News this morning that Facebook will block ad-blockers on most desktop displays may be mainly about preserving its own huge ad revenue base.  —  But a quick sampling of reactions confirmed …
ESPN:
Veteran ESPN host and co-anchor of SportsCenter John Saunders has died aged 61  —  John Saunders, one of the familiar on-air faces of ESPN for nearly 30 years, has died.  He was 61.  —  Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming.  He covered college football …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Sources: Ailes threatened to have reporter Gabriel Sherman physically attacked, may have obtained his phone records illegally while he worked on Ailes bio  —  THE DAILY AILES — The Roger Ailes scandal is ballooning into something much bigger than the initial sexual harassment allegations …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides  —  Major loss for Tom Wheeler in attempt to boost broadband competition.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks.
James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
Torstar cuts 52 jobs, nearly 50% of which were dedicated to the Toronto Star's tablet edition, dramatically shrinking the project's resources  —  Torstar Corp. has cut 52 jobs, including 45 from the Toronto Star's newsroom, drastically reducing the staff working on the ambitious tablet edition launched less than a year ago.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeff Gottlieb files age discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles Times, claims newspaper withheld prize money from reporters  —  Jeff Gottlieb, who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for work at the Los Angeles Times, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his former employer …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Bloomberg Media promotes US head of sales Keith Grossman to global Chief Revenue Officer  —  Publishing vet Keith Grossman has had a busy few years.  Just over two years ago, the Condé Nast alum left a more than decade-long career at Wired to join Bloomberg as publisher of Bloomberg Digital and Digital Products.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Will Bourne out as editor of The Village Voice  —  Will Bourne, the editor in chief of The Village Voice, is leaving the newspaper after less than a year at the helm of the free weekly.  —  News of Bourne's departure came via an announcement from the The Village Voice Wednesday afternoon noting …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Sources: Salon plans to cut down political writing and increase culture, business, and lifestyle content after the election  —  A new CEO adds conservative voices, plans ‘reallocations’ away from political coverage  —  After the presidential election in November, expect …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Court affirms $25M judgment against Cox, holding the ISP responsible for copyright infringement by customers  —  Last December a Virginia federal jury ruled that Internet provider Cox Communications was responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers.
Marie Le Conte / BuzzFeed:
Behind The Canary, a viral news site known for spreading pro-Corbyn conspiracy theories and whose editorial choices have been labelled by some as dangerous  —  The Canary launched under a year ago and is already taking over Facebook and the Labour leadership contest with the stories “other media won't publish”.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Tronc to roll out new SNAP CMS, built by two LA Times staffers, across newsrooms; SNAP is a WYSIWYG editor with Slack integration, workflow alerts  —  Raise your hand if you're a reporter or editor who loves your newsroom CMS.  You compose in it directly.
Discussion: @juliewestfall
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Disney beats Q3 targets with revenue of $14.28B vs $14.16B expected, confirms $1B investment in MLB's BAMTech  —  Disney on Wednesday reported third-quarter revenue and profit that was better than Wall Street had expected.  —  It also announced that it bought a minority stake in BAMTech …
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Edmund Lee / Recode:
Disney buys a 33% stake for $1B in streaming firm BAMTech, now spun out of MLB digital business, and plans streaming sports network
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Video will stream pilots on Twitch for the first time; three pilots will premiere on August 31
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Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Documentary about Gay Talese and his controversial book, The Voyeur's Motel, is completed, while future of Sam Mendes adaptation remains in question
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