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3:20 AM ET, July 9, 2018

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New York Times:
HBO must transform from a boutique operation into something bigger and broader, says its new overseer, AT&T exec John Stankey, at town hall meeting with staff  —  Change is coming to HBO, now that it is part of the AT&T corporate family.  That much was clear to the 150 employees …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Marcy Wheeler delves deeper into why she outed a source, including safety concerns for innocent people amid House GOP tactics and the source's actions  —  It's pretty much an inviolable rule of journalism: Protect your sources.  —  Reporters have gone to jail to keep that covenant.
Lorna Fraser / IPSO:
UK study: coverage of youth suicides is disproportionate to the number of incidents and is reported in a more sensational way compared to other age groups  —  In the second in our series of blogs with Samaritans, Lorna Fraser, Executive Lead of their Media Advisory Service …
Antoni Slodkowski / Reuters:
Myanmar court charges two jailed Reuters journalists for violating the Official Secret Act, moving case into trial stage after 6 months of preliminary hearings  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents …
Kate Lamb / The Guardian:
Cambodia announces new directive to fight fake news posted online; violators could face imprisonment and fines, prompting fears over press freedom  —  Cambodia's media has under come increasing pressure after the closure of one independent newspaper and sale of another
Discussion: Khmer Times
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Tim Cushing / Techdirt:   The Malaysian government, now led by a new prime minister, says it plans to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018
Washington Post:
Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts …
Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with CBC's Connie Walker on growing interest in and representation of Indigenous people, how specific cases can tell bigger stories, and more  —  Reporter Connie Walker.  Photo courtesy of CBC.  —  Amid reports that the American government has forcibly separated children …
Peter Caranicas / Variety:
ScriptBook claims it can predict target audiences and box office outcomes for films, and even help improve gender parity, using AI trained on 6,500 scripts  —  Script analysis company says computers can be more successful than humans in greenlighting projects
Nielsen:
Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: on-demand audio streams in the US grew 45.4% year-over-year to 268.2B in the first half of 2018  —  The music industry is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year record revenues for the major label groups and continues to break new consumption records for the first half of 2018.
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
As Amazon's ad business surges, some advertisers worry they are giving it the data and market power it needs to eventually run them out of business  —  Amazon has already become something of a corporate boogeyman — and now it could be bringing its industry disruption to advertising.
Music Business Worldwide:
Tencent says it has received approval from Hong Kong stock exchange for an IPO of its Tencent Music Entertainment subsidiary in US  —  Chinese media giant Tencent has confirmed that Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is set to be spun-off via a public listing in the United States.
David Beard / Poynter:
Jillian Jorgensen, City Hall bureau chief of New York Daily News, explains how her reporting prompted a ruling that Trump pay $48K more in taxes for 2018-2019  —  Jillian Jorgensen made a difference this week.  —  Questions by Jorgensen, the City Hall bureau chief of the New York Daily News …
 
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Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Formula One is in talks to launch its F1 channel on Amazon Prime in countries where broadcasters don't have exclusive rights
New York Times:
Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing in Syria since 2015, appears in a new video obtained by Japanese TV channels; in video, he noted it was October 2017
Discussion: TokyoReporter
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Shayera Dark / The Verge:
Tanzania's law requiring online content creators to pay a hefty fee to register, identify sources, and disclose sponsors drives bloggers and YouTubers offline
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Univision is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group, which includes Gizmodo, Deadspin, Lifehacker, The Root, and a stake in The Onion
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How Facebook focused on Myanmar's exploding connectivity, ignored hate speech warnings before 2014 riots, and can still take days to respond to emergencies