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12:20 PM 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
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Source: Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post because Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo threatened her website's status as a dominant property  —  Hint: It rhymes with “Yahoo”  —  Arianna Huffington surprised the media world this morning when she announced that she was leaving the Huffington Post …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Ten former employees shed light on Twitter's 10-year failure to stop abuse on its platform  —  Ariel Waldman ran out of options.  Waldman, then a community manager and blogger, had signed up for Twitter in March 2007 and in months had become one of the platform's 100 most followed accounts.
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.
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.
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 …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Trump's use of ambiguous language lets him say whatever he wants and puts the onus of interpretation on reporters  —  Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on March 19, 2016.  Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.  —  Soon after Donald Trump kinda …
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.
Hollywood Reporter:
CEOs of HBO, Netflix, A+E, AMC, and NBCUniversal on dwindling ratings, monetization, and the fight for viewers  —  “More is not better.  Only better is better," says HBO's Richard Plepler as he joins Netflix's Ted Sarandos, A+E's Nancy Dubuc, AMC's Josh Sapan and NBCUniversal's Bonnie Hammer …
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 …
 
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
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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
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides
ESPN:
Veteran ESPN host and co-anchor of SportsCenter John Saunders has died aged 61