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9:25 AM ET, August 10, 2018

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Greg Roumeliotis / Reuters:
Sources: Donerail Group, led by former Starboard Value LP executive Will Wyatt, is in advanced talks to acquire Tronc  —  (Reuters) - Donerail Group, an investment firm led by former activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP executive Will Wyatt, is in talks to acquire Tronc Inc (TRNC.O) …
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Analysis of Infowars Twitter content shows videos that led to YouTube and other bans were still live, while other tweets showed more Twitter rules violations  —  Why Facebook,YouTube and Apple are removing InfoWars content  —  Twitter's vice president for trust and safety, Del Harvey …
Max Fisher / New York Times:
After treating Facebook-fueled violence as occurring only in developing countries, the company now finds wealthier places aren't immune from hate speech issues  —  To Americans, Facebook's Alex Jones problem might seem novel, even unprecedented.  —  When does speech become unsafe?  When can it be limited?
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Laura Ingraham's remarks about “massive demographic changes” fed into pattern of white nationalist ideas at Fox News, raising questions about Murdochs' stance  —  Fox News host addresses controversial comments  —  It wasn't so much a dog whistle as it was an airhorn.  Or perhaps a primal scream.
New York Times:
As small papers report more layoffs because of Trump's tariffs on Canadian newsprint, one study says US newsprint prices will rise 30%+ in one to two years  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint is hastening the demise of local newspapers across …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp beats estimates with revenue of $2.69B, a 29% increase YoY, reports net loss of $372M attributable to shareholders, in part due to Foxtel transaction  —  Write-off related to Australian TV deal contributes to net loss  —  The consolidation of Australian television assets helped …
Tribune Media Investor Relations:
Tribune Q2 results: revenue rose 4% YoY to $489.4M, net income rose to $84.4M, up from a net loss of $30.4M in Q2 2017  —  Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) (the “Company") today announced that it has terminated its merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement") with Sinclair Broadcast Group …
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Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Tribune calls off its $3.9B merger with Sinclair, sues Sinclair for breach of contract, seeking $1B in damages
 
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Alex Hardiman / Facebook:
Facebook continues to test ways to deliver developing news; latest test lets publishers connect story updates, with readers getting notified of new content
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Wall Street Journal has revamped its newsletters, whittling from 126 to about 40, trimming length, adding subscription requests, and improving interactivity
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Karin Pettersson, Schibsted's director of public policy, on her new role and the publication's relationship with Google and Facebook
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Lincoln Pigman / New York Times:
Authorities in Belarus detained at least 18 journalists, accusing them of illegally obtaining information from a state news agency; six have been released