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1:35 AM ET, July 16, 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 …
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.
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
New York Times:
President Trump was good-humored with reporters on Air Force One for an hour, in stark contrast to how he treats the news media in public  —  WASHINGTON — The Donald J. Trump who turned up in the press cabin of Air Force One on Wednesday evening, as his plane crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the way to Paris …
Discussion: @maggienyt
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.
Larry Neumeister / AP News:
The New York Times asks court to toss Sarah Palin lawsuit, says there was no malice in a quickly corrected editorial claiming her PAC incited Giffords shooting  — af3be62fcee08ed4  —  Link copied!  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has asked …
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
ABC News' Jonathan Karl elected WHCA president for 2019-2020, receiving 104 out of 265 votes cast; Dallas Morning News' Todd Gillman came second with 87 votes  —  The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) has elected ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl to be its president for 2019-2020.
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
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 …
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 …
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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
Discussion: Poynter and Curbed Chicago
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
Discussion: DSLreports and BGR
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
The New Yorker has hired BuzzFeed's Dan Oshinsky as director of newsletters, a new position for the magazine
Discussion: @ahess247
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Streaming companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu snagged 162 Emmy nominations, almost a third of the total and the most ever awarded to tech companies
Alexandra Ellerbeck / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Recent US Senate report on leaks and national security used unscientific methodology, created false paradigm between national security and press freedom, more
Jon Seidel / Chicago Sun Times:
Shareholder sues to stop Tribune Media-Sinclair deal, accusing Tribune of misleading stockholders and withholding information