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12:40 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 …
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.
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.
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Indira Lakshmanan / Poynter:
In an era of deep distrust and hatred towards the press, journalists need to take every opportunity to explain their mission and why it matters to the public
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 …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Rolling Stone relaunches as a monthly magazine with a higher cover price of $9.99, circulation more than halved to 650K copies, and a push into live events  —  Magazine will have a larger format and fewer issues, as it looks to cut costs and drum up new sources of revenue
Discussion: @benmullin
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 …
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  —  NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O), the streaming video pioneer that revolutionized television …
Discussion: Fortune
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  —  Last month Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage at the company's yearly developer festival for a whiz-bang demo of their latest technology, Google Duplex.
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.
 
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