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4:45 AM ET, August 13, 2019

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Axios:
WordPress.com owner Automattic says it will buy Tumblr from Verizon, take on ~200 staffers, and keep the porn ban; source says Automattic paid less than $10M  —  Verizon is set to sell the social network Tumblr to Automattic Inc, the owner of online publishing tool Wordpress.
New York Times:
How YouTube radicalized Brazil, diverting users to conspiracy and far-right channels, elevating Bolsonaro's party, and possibly creating a public health crisis  —  NITERÓI, Brazil — When Matheus Dominguez was 16, YouTube recommended a video that changed his life.
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Tom Ley / Deadspin:
The editorial staff of The Ringer announces it has formed a union with WGA East and seeks voluntary recognition from management  —  Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIF  —  The editorial staff of The Ringer announced this morning that they have formed a union with the WGA East.
Sean Craig / CANADALAND:
Sources: Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper company, has directed all of its papers, to shift to the political right and become more reliably conservative  —  It was not out of the ordinary at Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper chain, for editors to have their knuckles rapped for failing …
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Dueling hashtags on Twitter, blaming Clintons and Trump for Epstein's death, predictably amplified by the media, show how poisoned our information ecosystem is  —  With each news cycle, the system grows more efficient.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
FT says 27 polls it ran since March to increase retention in FirstFT, its newsletter with 100K+ subs, drove the highest click-through rates of all other links  —  The Financial Times has started incorporating polls into its email newsletters in an effort to encourage readers to interact …
Jeremy Littau / @jeremylittau:
[Thread] A bleak prognosis for the future of journalism education in the US amid demographic changes, declines in student enrollment and newspaper readership  —  1/ So this is the last day of #AEJMC19. For my non-academic followers, it's the major annual gathering of journalism/mass comm educators. Mostly U.S. but increasingly international. Before I leave, I want to hammer out a takeaway of interest to academic and non-academic friends.
New York Times:
How some of Kashmir's journalists keep publishing despite India's lockdown of online communications and imposition of travel restrictions  —  SRINAGAR, Kashmir — Ever since Kashmir's autonomy was suddenly revoked last week, Raja Mohi-ud-din, an editor at one of the few Kashmiri newspapers still operating …
New York Times:
A review of popular conservative media platforms shows how the language used by the El Paso killer echoes the incendiary words of right-wing media stars  —  Tucker Carlson went on his prime-time Fox News show in April last year and told his viewers not to be fooled.
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
French regulators approve a plan by the country's heavyweight broadcasters to launch Salto, a joint streaming service expected in Q1 2020, to battle Netflix  —  Amazon and Netflix are soon to get some Gallic competition from Team France.  French regulators gave the green light Monday to plans …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
The work of J.D. Salinger, including “The Catcher in the Rye”, finally launches digitally after his son relents, filling a major e-book gap  —  In the five decades since J. D. Salinger published his final short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924,” his small, revered body of work has stayed static, practically suspended in amber.
 
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Maryam Saleh / The Intercept:
Arab “sahafiyat”, women reporters in the Middle East and North Africa, reflect on producing journalism in and for their home countries and for Western audiences
Chris Ariens / Adweek:
Brazilian TV network Globo builds $50M studio to produce content for its own platforms and to sell internationally, vows to never sell to Netflix or Amazon
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Max Willens / Digiday:
Amazon's Onsite Associates program, which puts product guides in search results and gives pubs a commission, could backfire if users start going to Amazon first
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Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Inside Netflix's government lobbying efforts, which have shifted in recent months to align more with Hollywood studios and less with Silicon Valley
Ana Marie Cox / Columbia Journalism Review:
WaPo's Fact Checker and its arbitrary Pinocchios dangerously minimizes Trump's policy misrepresentations without giving readers context behind Trump's lies