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5:00 PM ET, August 11, 2016


 Top News: 
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
German Lopez / Vox:
The Daily Beast reworks post about using Grindr in Olympic village in Rio after complaints reporter outed gay athletes, compromising their safety  —  The Daily Beast has a bizarre story in which reporter Nico Hines got a few dates on Grindr while stationed in Rio de Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics.
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.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: in 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive replies to President Obama during a Q&A session  —  In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Adblock Plus finds a way to block Facebook's new, supposedly unblockable ads, beginning what could be a long game of cat and mouse  —  Facebook's plan to stop ad blockers has already been foiled.  Adblock Plus has found a way to strip ads from Facebook, even when they're served up in Facebook's new ad blocker-proof format.
Matt Drange / Forbes:
Ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio, on verge of bankruptcy, due in Florida court today as Hogan lawyers seek more details about his assets  —  On Wednesday night, current and former Gawker Media employees gathered at the company's Manhattan headquarters to celebrate 14 years of independent journalism ahead …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: 21st Century Fox expects multiple settlements after Ailes allegations; number of accusers coming forward in internal investigation hits double digits  —  More women have come forward as the media giant carries out an internal probe  —  For 21st Century Fox, the controversy stemming …
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 …
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.
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 …
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Hollywood Reporter:
CEOs of HBO, Netflix, A+E, AMC, and NBCUniversal on dwindling ratings, monetization, and the fight for viewers
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
E! News merges broadcast and digital teams, expands original programming on Facebook Live, will debut a weekly series on Snapchat Discover
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Arsenic, a crowdsourced media firm and Playboy competitor, raises $3M seed round, boasts 700K Snapchat and 1M+ Instagram followers
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge orders Glenn Beck to reveal sources for story linking innocent man to Boston Marathon bombing