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10:45 AM ET, August 28, 2018

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Trump accuses Google of rigging its search results to suppress positive news about him and says the situation “will be addressed”  —  The president said that Google had “rigged” its search results to suppress positive coverage  —  The perceived leftwing bias of big tech companies …
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Washington Post:
Trump's economic adviser Kudlow says White House is “taking a look” at whether Google results should be regulated, amid concerns about alleged conservative bias  —  The Trump administration is “taking a look” at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated by the government …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
CNN is facing backlash after it was revealed Lanny Davis was a source for its Trump Tower story on July 26, the substance of which he has since backtracked on  —  Attorney Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source in a July CNN story that reported his client, Michael Cohen …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed News is working with Google to test a membership model that will ask readers to contribute, similar to that used by The Guardian  —  BuzzFeed News is working with Google to pilot a membership model that will ask readers to contribute to the news outlet.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Associated Press signs deal with blockchain startup Civil, licensing its content to Civil newsrooms and collaborating on blockchain tech for news  —  Civil Media Company is a startup that aims to support a network of high-quality news outlets through the sale of cryptocurrency.
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Sonoma West, composed of four newspapers in Sonoma County, CA, launches a direct public offering, likely a first for a local paper, with a goal of raising $400K  —  A weekly newspaper publisher in Northern California is selling stock to its readers, who hope to save their paper and, some of them believe, democracy.
Discussion: Nieman Lab, Poynter and The Rural Blog
Brian Crecente / Rolling Stone:
How Grand Theft Auto became a powerful tool for music discovery where gamers have listened to more than 75B minutes of music in the last five years  —  In the five years since launch, GTA V and GTA Online gamers have listened to more than 75 billion minutes of music, according to Rockstar Games
Joe Concha / The Hill:
San Diego State University study: 2% of teens regularly read a newspaper, while one-third polled said they had not read a book for pleasure in the last year  —  A study released Monday shows just two percent of American teens read a newspaper on a regular basis.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Sources: a Bloomberg News reporter was reassigned after Well Fargo CEO complained about the reporter following a story on the bank's relationship with the NRA  —  A Bloomberg News reporter who covered Wells Fargo was reassigned earlier this year after the bank's CEO called the news organization's editor …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Inside True Pundit, a pro-Trump misinformation site run by Michael D. Moore, who has a journalism background and a history of illegal business practices  —  Days after former FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified in a closed-door meeting with the House Oversight and Government Reform and House Judiciary committees …
 
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Curt Adrano / Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
The editor of New Eden Report, a news site for the massive multiplayer online game Eve Online, on the stories they cover, impartiality, and cultivating sources
Ian Parker / New Yorker:
Profile of Glenn Greenwald as he cuts the Twitter use, still thinks media oversells Russian election interference effects, and his audience expands to the right
Reuters:
FCC inspector general's report found no evidence of impropriety in failed Sinclair-Tribune Media merger after two House Democrats accused Ajit Pai of bias
Lauren Raab / Los Angeles Times:
One of the LA Weekly's owners, David Welch, files suit against the others, claiming mismanagement and seeks to dissolve the company
Tony Silber / Forbes:
An interview with Marvin Shanken, publisher of niche magazines like Wine Spectator, on lucky purchases, circulation, events as revenue source, and more
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Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi co-hosted Fox's The Five for three days last week; state's ethics commission says it did not render an opinion
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Throughout his political career, John McCain had been respectful of the media's role and in the Trump era, he became its defender