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6:40 PM ET, July 2, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
Jon Christian / BuzzFeed:
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.
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 …
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: @gerryfsmith and Bloomberg
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  —  We talked to Thiago Reis, data journalist at G1—the digital news component of the biggest Brazilian media group Globo—and coordinator …
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 …
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
SPJ News:
Former AP editor Rod Hicks named SPJ's first Journalist on Call, to help journalists understand why they are distrusted by public and how to earn more trust  —  Contacts:  —  Alison Bethel McKenzie, SPJ Executive Director, 317-927-8000,
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.
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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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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Journalists need to learn to amplify contradictions and widen the lens on paralyzing debates to cover controversial issues
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