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4:45 PM ET, August 22, 2016

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Josh Laurito / Gawker Data Team:
Gawker.com site metrics, from launch to closure: over 202K posts peaking at over 70 per day in 2008, 7B pageviews, more  —  As you may have heard, this week marks the end of gawker.com's operations.  If you didn't read it here, you may have read about it in the bushel of eulogies …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Univision's Isaac Lee on how buying Gawker Media, with brands iconic to millennials, is important to Univision's “young, digital and diverse” future  —  In many Hispanic homes in the United States, Univision is a constant TV presence and a huge influence.
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
CNN's Trump commentator Corey Lewandowski is still being paid by the presidential candidate's campaign, received $20K in July while working for the network  —  New filings with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reveal that Corey Lewandowski is still being paid by Republican presidential …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Sean Hannity, with a primetime Fox audience of 2.5M, veers into the role of Trump adviser, says he “never claimed to be a journalist”  —  During major inflection points in Donald J. Trump's campaign, the advisers, family members and friends who make up his kitchen cabinet burn …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Profile of Viacom's interim CEO Tom Dooley, seen as an ally of Philippe Dauman who was also close to Sumner Redstone  —  Interim CEO may ultimately get the top job permanently  —  'He's a very capable, well-liked guy.  He knows the business'  —  After decades at Viacom Inc. …
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Liz Spayd / New York Times:
The New York Times should pause in its rush to Facebook Live video and reinstitute its traditional standards of quality control  —  IT'S been just over four months since The New York Times started producing live video for Facebook, but already the scoreboard is flashing.  A few earned gold medals.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Melania Trump takes legal action against Daily Mail for defamation; Charles Harder, her attorney, represented Hulk Hogan in Gawker case  —  Melania Trump has started legal action against the Daily Mail and other outlets for what she claims is a defamatory article about her past.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Facebook cuts off new sign-ups to traffic performance tool Domain Insights, creating a headache for new publishers  —  On the last day of June, Facebook dammed up a stream of audience data that publishers once used to see how their content performed inside Facebook.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The New York Times has created a newsroom-wide team to cover race, with a biweekly newsletter, forthcoming multimedia projects, more  —  More than a decade ago, The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for “How Race is Lived In America,” a series of stories exploring attitudes toward race across the United States.
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Ad tech startup Media.net, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo, sells to group of Chinese investors for $900M  —  The startup, which powers contextual ads offered by Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing, plans a move akin to a reverse merger that would make it a public company in China.
 
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Laura Brown, executive director of Harper's Bazaar, named editor in chief of InStyle, to start Aug. 29, succeeding Ariel Foxman, who left in July after 8 years
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Bustle says its 20-25K daily app users average six minutes per session, above average rates, according to UK study; TV coverage in particular attracts readers
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Adrienne Lafrance / Nieman Reports:
The blurring of lines between media and tech firms, Silicon Valley's culture of secrecy, and a lack of skepticism and resources make tech reporting difficult