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4:30 PM ET, August 15, 2018

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Steven Musil / CNET:
Twitter puts account of Alex Jones in read-only mode for seven days after a tweet violated policy; he can browse but can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts  —  Twitter has cut off Alex Jones from key functions of his account after the founder and star of conspiracy site Infowars violated another Twitter policy.
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Alyssa Newcomb / NBC News:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends decision to just give Infowars' Alex Jones a timeout after Jones urged viewers to ready “battle rifles” against media and others  —  “We can't build a service that is subjective just to the whims of what we personally believe," Dorsey told NBC News' Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Gallup-Knight survey of 1,203 US adults: 85% don't think tech platforms do enough to combat fake news; 88% want more transparency about how content is surfaced  —  Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren't doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation.
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Meredith Kopit Levien, COO at The New York Times and the architect of ad deals like the newspaper's controversial partnership with Samsung  —  Meredith Kopit Levien uses nontraditional ad deals amid challenging times in publishing  —  At the annual advertising festival …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
The New York Times joins The Boston Globe's effort to print editorials on August 16 protesting Trump's attack on the press; 200+ newspapers have signed up  —  The call to arms came in the form of a memo.  —  Marjorie Pritchard, the deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe …
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Steve Greene / IndieWire:
“Follow This”, a docu-series from Netflix that follows BuzzFeed News staffers around as they work on stories, debuts August 23 on the service  —  The first group of episodes, tracking developments in the site's stories about culture, science, and politics, drops next week.  —  87 Photos
Steve Watkins / Cincinnati Business Journal:
E.W. Scripps Co. reaches deal with SummitMedia to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns for $47M  —  E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns, wrapping up deals that will complete the sale of all of its radio stations as it exits that business.
Shawna Chen / Reporters Committee for Freedom …:
RCFP and 30 media organizations urge court to dismiss contempt petition by school board against Sun-Sentinel and two reporters for stories on FL school shooting  —  On Tuesday, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 30 media organizations urged a circuit court in Florida …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Filmmaker RJ Cutler and Blumhouse Television are working on a podcast called “The Oval Office Tapes”, a 10-episode drama about Trump's White House  —  Like many Americans, R.J. Cutler has been glued to the news ever since Donald Trump defied the pundits and captured the presidency.
 
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Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Univision and The Onion are facing a $2M+ lawsuit from financial specialists GCA Advisors over an alleged breach of contract
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Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, creators of true crime podcast My Favorite Murder, launch podcast network Exactly Right in partnership with Stitcher
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Jeffrey Katzenberg's NewTV, with $1B in funding and an experienced CEO in Meg Whitman, faces an uphill battle trying to disrupt linear TV with short-form video
Zeynep Tufekci / MIT Technology Review:
How digital technologies and social media went from being hailed as tools of freedom during the Arab Spring to being blamed for upheavals in Western democracies
Karolle Rabarison / Online News Association:
2018 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced, and James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting goes to photojournalist Nicole Tung