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5:00 PM ET, July 2, 2018

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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Atlantic Media says it will sell its subsidiary Quartz to Japanese financial intelligence and media firm Uzabase for between $75M and $100M in cash and stock  —  Price of cash and stock deal tied to the business-news startup hitting certain financial goals  —  Quartz, the online business …
NBC News:
Melania Trump has earned an estimated $100K-$1M in 2017 in royalties from a deal with Getty Images that mandates photos be used in positive coverage  —  The first lady earned six figures from an agreement with Getty Images that paid royalties to the Trumps and mandated photos be used in positive coverage.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Harvey Weinstein faces three more charges: one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of felony predatory sexual assault, involving third woman, from 2006  —  Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison.
Jon Christian / BuzzFeed:
Cameron Clarke / The Drum:
Inside LinkedIn's journalism efforts, with 50 reporters on five continents producing a daily news digest, video interviews, a podcast, and data-driven stories  —  Having reached the point where more than a million posts, videos and articles are being shared on its platform every day …
Amanda Ripley / The Whole Story:
Journalists need to learn to amplify contradictions and widen the lens on paralyzing debates to cover controversial issues  —  What if journalists covered controversial issues differently—based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious?
Capital Gazette:
Our Say: Thank you.  We will not forget.  —  Hundreds gathered Friday to honor the employees who were killed Thursday after a gunman blasted his way through the glass door of the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.  Their names are Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.
New York Times:
Given the DOJ opposition to the AT&T/Comcast merger and the usual scrutiny of horizontal mergers, the speed of approval for the Disney/Fox deal seems political  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Discussion: Bloomberg and @gerryfsmith
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Facebook hires Jesper Doub, CEO of German news site Spiegel Online, to head a news media partnership team to strengthen relations with European publishers  —  Facebook has hired one of its own harshest critics, Jesper Doub, CEO of German media giant Spiegel Online, to head …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Defy Media sells movie, TV, and pop culture video brand Screen Junkies, best known for Honest Trailers web series, to Fandom for an undisclosed amount  —  Defy Media has sold Screen Junkies — its video brand dedicated to movie, TV and pop-culture fans — to Fandom, a site similarly focused on hard-core entertainment buffs.
Cherie Hu / The Membership Puzzle Project:
Spotify or Netflix models for news won't work, as they rely on content that changes value over time, personalization, and utility while news relies on community  —  I spent the last few months trying to find the next “Spotify for news” — only to discover that it doesn't exist.
Discussion: @raju
 
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Freia Nahser / Data Journalism Awards:
Interview with Brazilian journalist Thiago Reis about a project that involved 230 journalists across Brazil last year to investigate murders
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz to leave ABC News after 24 years; Ross was suspended for four weeks in December following a flawed report on Flynn and Russia
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists in California turn to student reporters to cover education, but turnover makes building institutional knowledge and cultivating sources difficult
Nicholas Diakopoulos / Columbia Journalism Review:
AI won't replace reporters but could be used for fact-checking, automated interviews for comprehensive data collection, and more
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Reuters:
Sources: Netflix has made a deal to pay $150M to own up to 35 billboards along Sunset Strip, which it will use exclusively for in-house advertising
Discussion: FierceCable and Fortune
Mark Lee Hunter / Global Investigative …:
For journalists, working with NGOs should be seen as a strategic alliance entered into with knowledge of their ends and the complementary resources they offer