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8:25 PM ET, August 22, 2017

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
The Village Voice is ending its print edition, will focus on digital operation  —  The company is doubling down on its digital operation.  —  Peter Barbey, who purchased the legendary alt-weekly The Village Voice in 2015, has decided to no longer produce a print edition.
Michael J. Socolow / Washington Post:
A reflection on Gawker and its journalism, like its coverage of Trump long before his presidential campaign, a year to the day since it was forced to close  —  Gawker wasn't perfect.  But in the age of Trump, it's hard not to miss its voice.  (Henri Grivot/AP)  —  One year ago today, Gawker shut down.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook enables publishers to upload logos to appear beside posts in Trending and Search now and elsewhere later  —  A common complaint from publishers who use Facebook is that every story looks the same.  Whether it's from CNN, The New York Times or BuzzFeed, they all have the same basic elements: Photo, headline, blurb and source.
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Brennan Gilmore / Politico:
Sharing video of Charlottesville car attack made me and my family a target of conspiracy theories from Infowars, Reddit, 4chan, and YouTube, muddying the facts  —  I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville.  Then the conspiracy theories began.  —  Last Sunday evening …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
MPA wins copyright infringement case against Xunlei, a Chinese online video company, is awarded about $234K in costs and damages  —  A Chinese court has found Xunlei Networking Technologies guilty of copyright infringement.  The civil law case was brought by the Hollywood studios under …
Malachy Browne / New York Times:
YouTube machine learning tech removed thousands of videos that may document atrocities in Syria, advocates say; some videos reinstated after creator objections  —  In an effort to purge extremist propaganda from its platform, YouTube has inadvertently removed thousands of videos that could be used …
The Daily Beast:
Sources: fired CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord, who was sacked after tweeting a Nazi salute, is in preliminary talks to join Breitbart  —  It's been nearly two weeks since Jeffrey Lord, the former Reagan administration official and pro-Trump political commentator, was sacked from his contributor job at CNN.
Max Willens / Digiday:
HuffPost's homepage traffic is up 23% YoY since unveiling its tabloid redesign in April  —  This spring, HuffPost's new editor-in-chief, Lydia Polgreen, announced that she wanted the Oath-owned title to become a grand tabloid for the underserved.  —  It appears to be resonating with HuffPost's core audience.
 
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Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen:
Former Gawker Executive Editor Tommy Craggs to join HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor
Discussion: @lpolgreen
James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A with American Prospect publisher Amy Lambrecht on how the interview with Bannon has affected the magazine
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Die Welt's head of social media sheds light on how the strategy of engaging with readers in comments on its Facebook page is helping bolster ties with readers
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the only local news org among Facebook Watch's first batch of partners, sees it as a way to attract viewers outside of Texas
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
In sweeping masthead shakeup, media veteran Ross Levinsohn named publisher and CEO of the LA Times, as Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times becomes interim editor