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1:00 PM ET, August 14, 2019

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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sources: CBS's and Viacom's TV production entities to remain separate for now, with CBS TV under Joe Ianniello, and Paramount TV under Jim Gianopulos  —  Because they were once part of one media company that was split into two, the newly reunited CBS and Viacom's assets fit together with little overlap.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and TVWeek.com
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Wall Street Journal:
CBS and Viacom to merge in a ~$30B all-stock deal, creating ViacomCBS Inc.; Shari Redstone will be chair and Bob Bakish will be president and CEO  —  Companies seek greater scale to survive in a media landscape dominated by major tech companies and bulked-up rivals.
The New York Times Company:
Atlantic reporter Taylor Lorenz to join the New York Times Styles desk on the tech culture beat  —  Taylor Lorenz, who has written extensively on how humans create art, enact society and concoct businesses on digital surfaces and platforms, is joining the Culture of Tech reporting team.
Axios:
A look at the sports streaming landscape, which is growing more competitive even though the rights to major sports are tied up in long-term linear TV contracts  —  The battle to become the next big sports streamer is underway, but unlike the entertainment streaming wars …
E. Tammy Kim / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at some of the dozens of other prosecutions of journalists in Myanmar that went unseen behind the story of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo  —  The world cheered when two Reuters journalists were freed from prison.  But who's watching out for the rest?
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Layoffs hit GateHouse newsrooms: five at the Oklahoman, two at the Palm Beach Post, two at the Cape Cod Times; many non-newsroom staff have also been laid off  —  Last week, GateHouse and Gannett announced their intent to merge and form the largest newspaper chain in the country, a consolidation designed to save money.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
NYT says deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weisman has been demoted and will no longer oversee the team covering Congress or be active on social media  —  New York (CNN Business)Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor for The New York Times (NYT), has been demoted after a pair …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Document shows YouTube is testing a members-only video feature, which will allow publishers to upload SVOD videos to YouTube without cannibalizing subscriptions  —  This article is part of the Digiday Video Briefing, which features must-reads, confessionals and key market stats.
Discussion: Tubefilter
 
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South China Morning Post:
Fu Guohao, a journalist for Chinese state newspaper Global Times who was attacked by protesters at a Hong Kong airport, is discharged from the hospital
Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix is quickly expanding its global property portfolio, which includes 30+ offices and studios, as it ramps up its global content production
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter to soon let users follow interests, starting with sports, and create separate timelines for different topics; topics will be curated by Twitter using AI
Dave McNary / Variety:
Under pressure from transgender individuals and LGBTQ groups, IMDb revises its birth name policy to allow industry professionals to remove their birth names
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy openly threatens to fire employees engaged in union organizing, which would violate federal labor laws
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Twitter-fed misinformation disaster following Epstein's death makes a case for slow news consumption, where readers disengage from breaking news
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: Facebook is funding two new BuzzFeed shows, including a daily news roundup, as a part of its effort to bolster news video on Watch
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and bookforum.com
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
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