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8:35 AM ET, July 17, 2019

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to fund original, exclusive podcasts and has reached out to media companies, in a bid to compete with Spotify  —  - Tech giant looks to use exclusives to compete with Spotify  — Company has recently added new Podcasts Mac app, web interface
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway grilled a Jewish reporter about his ethnicity while defending Trump's racist statements about four congresswomen of color  —  When the quiet part becomes very loud.  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went as far as to grill a Jewish reporter …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter says Trump's racist tweets attacking four congresswomen don't break its rules and will not be labeled with a disclaimer  —  New York (CNN Business)President Trump's weekend tweets in which he used racist language to attack four progressive Democratic congresswomen are not against Twitter's rules …
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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
In her promising debut as the CBS Evening News anchor, Norah O'Donnell called out Trump's racist tweets as she attempts to restore trust in the network
Simon Austin / Prolific North:
The Athletic hires the BBC's sports correspondent David Ornstein as part of its recruitment of journalists whose large followings are fans of big soccer teams  —  BBC Sports Correspondent David Ornstein is leaving the Corporation after 12 years to join American sports website The Athletic.
Discussion: Spectator and @markdistef
The Daily Beast:
David Barstow, who reportedly alienated co-authors on the NYT team that probed Trump's taxes by planning a book with a source, is leaving to join UC Berkeley  —  David Barstow joins Berkeley journalism school after winning a fourth Pulitzer and alienating his teammates by trying to ghostwrite a book with a top-secret source.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, says Substack newsletters now have 50,000 paying subscribers  —  Andreessen Horowitz is betting that there's still a big opportunity in newsletters — the venture capital firm is leading a $15.3 million Series A in Substack.
Times of Malta:
Three men accused of murdering journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will stand trial after prosecutors in Malta issued a formal bill of indictment  —  Vincent Muscat and Degiorgio brothers Alfred and George were arrested in December 2017 and have spent the past 19 months in and out of court …
Discussion: Agence France-Presse, BBC and Politico
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Interview with Politico's Daniel Lippman about why he's moving on from writing Politico's Playbook newsletter to report on the White House full-time  —  We talked with him about his new job reporting full-time on the White House and life in Washington.  —  Daniel Lippman will probably …
Discussion: @dlippman
BBC:
Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, says all future releases of its 1,500 active US titles will be “digital first” and updated on an ongoing basis  —  The world's largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources “digital first”.
Poynter:
Kansas City TV station criticized for editing the audio a woman secretly recorded of her conversation with an NFL player accused of child abuse  —  A clash of journalism values was on display last week when a Kansas City news director went on the air to defend his station.  —  The background
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix alters the graphic suicide scene from the season one finale of 13 Reasons Why, with support from the medical community, after two years of controversy  —  The nearly three-minute-long scene has been altered two years after its debut — and ahead of the YA drama's forthcoming return.
 
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Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Southern California Public Radio announces a new podcast division called LAist Studios, aiming to be the West Coast equivalent of WNYC Studios
Discussion: LAist, Apple Podcasts and RAIN News
Mariel Padilla / New York Times:
Judge: publisher of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin, should pay $14M+ in damages for encouraging anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation of a woman
BuzzFeed News:
Pro-Trump meme-maker Carpe Donktum appeared on OANN under a pseudonym, a fact not revealed to viewers during the broadcast
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N'dea Yancey-Bragg / USA Today:
The historic photo archive of Ebony and Jet is being auctioned by the magazines' now-bankrupt former publisher in order to pay creditors
Discussion: @usatoday
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
As part of its Daily Essentials section, Quibi to launch a twice-daily news show in partnership with NBC, a multiyear, eight-figure deal, sources say