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11:10 AM ET, August 11, 2016

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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, will leave the company in the coming weeks to focus on health-and-wellness startup Thrive Global  —  Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief to focus on health-and-wellness startup Thrive Global
Katy Tur / Marie Claire:
NBC's Katy Tur describes a bizarre year with Trump on the campaign trail, with name calling, waves of harassment on social media, and little sleep  —  The presidential hopeful has insulted reporter Katy Tur on national TV, called her names during interviews, and made his campaign seemingly impossible to cover.
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
TV ratings for Olympics on NBC down nearly 20% from London games as media viewing habits change  —  In the weeks before the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, NBC officials believed that the prime-time audience for its 17-day event would match or exceed that of the London Games four years earlier.
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: longtime friends and associates leaving Fox News following departure of Ailes  —  What began with Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit ends with — well, actually no one knows how this story will end.  —  Just about every day brings new allegations about the behavior of ousted Fox News boss Roger Ailes.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the Supreme Leader, and propaganda against state  —  A revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced the prominent Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz to three years in jail on August 8 for “insulting the Supreme Leader” …
Chris Ariens / Adweek:
Time Warner's Turner invests $45M in Refinery29 to expand site's digital reach; Scripps Networks Interactive is also participating in the investment  —  Turner continues looking outside the TV box for new investments in original video content.  The Time Warner company is leading …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge orders Glenn Beck to reveal sources for story linking innocent man to Boston Marathon bombing  —  A looming First Amendment showdown drew closer Tuesday as a federal judge ordered conservative media host Glenn Beck to identify at least two confidential sources in connection …
Alex T. Williams / Pew Research Center:
The broadcast companies that were split from print divisions of Gannett, Tribune, and E.W. Scripps Co. show higher profit margins and stock prices  —  In the past two years, several media companies that own both print and broadcast properties have spun off their newspapers and other print products …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
E! News merges broadcast and digital teams, expands original programming on Facebook Live, will debut a weekly series on Snapchat Discover  —  Nightly entertainment news show “E! News” has spent the past 20 months shifting its business from two separate teams — one focused on the TV broadcast …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Arsenic, a crowdsourced media firm and Playboy competitor, raises $3M seed round, boasts 700K Snapchat and 1M+ Instagram followers  —  While most people use Snapchat just to send snapshots of their life to friends, a growing media powerhouse in the hills of Los Angeles has been figuring …
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 …
 
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Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Sources: Salon plans to cut down political writing and increase culture, business, and lifestyle content after the election
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