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9:40 AM ET, July 15, 2017


 Top News: 
Will Oremus / Slate:
The push for an antitrust exemption highlights the contradiction between the civic purpose and for-profit motive of newspapers  —  But it could help them resolve their existential crisis.  —  Newspapers' business models have been taking on water for years thanks to the rise of Google …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Sources: ahead of Time Warner buy, AT&T plans to create telecom and media arms with separate CEOs, overseen by Randall Stephenson, who will become exec chairman  —  Co-chiefs to run separate communications and media businesses  —  Stephenson sheds CEO title, will oversee company as chairman
In a familiar pattern, right-wing personalities and media spread false claims about a Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr., with one claim amplified by Trump  —  Pro-Trump media figures have gone as far as to falsely suggest that the Russian attorney may have planted a listening device for the Obama administration.
Tim Keck / The Stranger:
Seattle alt weekly The Stranger announces plans to print every two weeks starting in the fall, says it's profitable and not cutting staff  —  Starting this fall, The Stranger—the smart, funny, irreverent, Pulitzer Prize-winning guide to Seattle—will publish on a biweekly schedule …
Discussion: @dominicholden and Portland Mercury, Thanks:@gitagovinda
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell about how his podcast, Revisionist History, came to be, how curiosity of the medium made him transition to audio, more  —  Each episode of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast begins with a simple inquiry — it could be about an event, a person, an idea or even a song.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds Explore Feed under More menu in app, as it keeps testing a second customized feed from sources people haven't followed yet  —  Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed - one that designed to help you discover content across the social network …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Google Play Music's New Release Radio, previously an exclusive for Samsung users, now available to all; station is based on users' listening history  —  Google has officially announced New Release Radio, a station on Google Play Music that provides users with a daily selection of new songs …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica UK:
Net neutrality Day of Action resulted in 3.4M emails to congress, 1.6M+ comments to FCC, but Comcast, Verizon, CenturyLink continue to seek less strict rules  —  Comcast, Verizon, and CenturyLink counter pro-net neutrality “Day of Action.”  —  Broadband providers made it clear this week …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Nastiness notwithstanding, Tucker Carlson's show offers a look at how Fox might become an intellectually interesting network  —  Over the last two nights, something fascinating has broken out on the Tucker Carlson show: A genuine, and exceedingly bitter, debate between conservatives on foreign policy.
Discussion: RealClearPolitics and TVNewser
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Warner Music Group acquires core assets of concert discovery platform Songkick, including website and app, but not ticketing functions  —  Warner Music Group has acquired many of the core assets of concert discovery platform Songkick, including its website and app, along with the trademark.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New owner of Chicago Sun-Times plans no layoffs, will move the newsroom into the offices of Answers Media, which it has now acquired too  —  MORE FROM: … The Chicago investors who in just over a month raised the funds to buy the Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader and the other properties …
Discussion: Poynter and Curbed Chicago
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David Bond / Financial Times:
Ipso's ruling against Mail Online over photos of Prince Harry comes as the UK press watchdog weighs how to deal with global digital publishers
Discussion: Daily Mail
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Local papers have struggled to capitalize on subscription surges seen at national outlets in the age of Trump
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
The New Yorker has hired BuzzFeed's Dan Oshinsky as director of newsletters, a new position for the magazine
Discussion: @ahess247
Gary Abernathy / Washington Post:
The editor and publisher of Ohio's Times-Gazette believes national news outlets take Trump's media broadsides too personally, abandoning fairness
 Earlier Picks: 
Sara Fischer / Axios:
BBC's partnership with CBS ends its deal with ABC, as CBS ends its deal with Sky
Jon Seidel / Chicago Sun Times:
Shareholder sues to stop Tribune Media-Sinclair deal, accusing Tribune of misleading stockholders and withholding information