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9:50 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
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 …
Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
The last party before Gawker Media's bankruptcy sale felt like a giddy wake, with speeches by a still-defiant Nick Denton  —  Since its beginning in 2002, Gawker has been a veritable schadenfreude machine, taking delight in deflating the egos of New York's cultural elite, among other, perhaps less worthy, targets.
Matt Drange / Forbes:
Ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio faces potential bankruptcy as he and Hulk Hogan's lawyers tussle over access to 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 of a court-advised sale next week.
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.
The Daily Beast:
The Daily Beast removes post about the use of Grindr at Olympics after complaints it outed gay athletes, says “we were wrong”  —  One athlete poses in his full Canadian team kit.  Others post their Olympic bedspreads as their profile pictures.  They're ready to date—even your distinctly non-Olympian correspondent.
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
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 …
Discussion: CNBC
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 …
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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Hollywood Reporter:
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David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
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