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CNN Money Brian Stelter

Fox News investigation is "winding down"

"While there has been internal speculation that the review might expand to examine the conduct of other executives, that has not happened, several sources confirmed. 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, now the acting CEO of Fox News, is focused on stabilizing the channel."

The New York Times CHRIS BUCKLEY

Liberal magazine 'forced into a corner’ by China

"[Yanhuang Chunqiu's] survival is in doubt as the authorities try to install editors who will march more closely to the political tune of President Xi Jinping."

The New York Times MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and EMILY STEEL

A 'stony silence' at Fox

"When the cameras blink off...the banter has been replaced by something rarely heard in the television news business: silence."

The New York Times Jim Rutenberg

Clinton’s convention is made for TV. Trump’s was made for Twitter

"The true effect of the two conventions won’t be known for a while, and it will set the dynamic until the next big presidential mini-series: the debates. Pop your popcorn."

Digiday Lucia Moses

7 ways yahoo was innovative

"Yahoo’s narrative is usually framed as a story of squandered opportunities, a onetime internet star that succumbed to mismanagement, leading to its acquisition by Verizon, announced this week. It’s easy to forget that Yahoo pioneered a lot of things in online advertising, though."

Reddit Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a fan of new media

"I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press. I think new media is a great way to get out the truth."

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

Bill O'Reilly defends White House slave comment

"Tonight he called these critics 'smear merchants,' something of a promotion above the term 'far left loons' that he deployed earlier in a tweet."

The Wall Street Journal TOM CORRIGAN

Nick Denton wins temporary reprieve from Hulk Hogan judgment

"The judge’s ruling Wednesday prevents Terry Bollea, the wrestler’s real name, from enforcing a $140 million invasion-of-privacy judgment handed down in Florida earlier this year over sex tape the blog published in 2012."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

Washington Post reporter frisked at rally for Mike Pence

"When the officers — whom DelReal identified as Deputy John Lappley and Capt. Michelle Larsuel — verified that he wasn’t carrying a phone, the reporter asked to be admitted. The security person declined. 'He said, ‘I don’t want you here. You have to go,' DelReal said.'"

CNN Money Dylan Byers

Fox News' old person problem

"Its core audience is old, white conservatives. It is accused of broadcasting an archaic, Mad Men-era view of the world that alienates women and minorities. Its future leaders know it needs to change, and yet time and again it retreats to the status quo."

Fortune Erin Griffith

How BuzzFeed breaks news in multiple languages

"Tran has built a team of eight to translate a handful of the zillions (in reality: around 500) pieces of content BuzzFeed produces each day for new audiences."

Nieman Lab Joseph Lichterman

How the Swiss newspaper NZZ is building products to try and cultivate new paying audiences

"'We don’t need to be the first now, but we need to follow extremely fast,' NZZ managing director Steven Neubauer told me when I met with him and NZZ new product editor Anita Zielina in Zurich."

Vox Media Sarah Kliff

Newspapers run front-page photos of Bill Clinton after Hillary Clinton nomination

"Nonetheless, Clinton did something remarkable last night — she became the first woman to win a major political party’s presidential nomination. Certainly that should be enough of an accomplishment to get her face on the front page of more of the country’s daily newspapers."

Politico HADAS GOLD

Donald Trump to NBC's Katy Tur: "Be quiet"

"'Hey you know what gives me more pause, that a person in our government, crooked Hillary Clinton — here’s what gives me more pause,' Trump said as Tur tried to ask follow ups. 'Be quiet, I know you want to, you know, save her.'"

The Washington Post James McAuley

Le Monde will no longer publish photos of terror suspects

"'Following the Nice attack,' he wrote, 'we will publish no more photographs of the authors of these killings, to avoid the effects of posthumous glorification.'"

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CNN Money Brian Stelter

Fox News investigation is "winding down"

"While there has been internal speculation that the review might expand to examine the conduct of other executives, that has not happened, several sources confirmed. 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, now the acting CEO of Fox News, is focused on stabilizing the channel."

The New York Times CHRIS BUCKLEY

Liberal magazine 'forced into a corner’ by China

"[Yanhuang Chunqiu's] survival is in doubt as the authorities try to install editors who will march more closely to the political tune of President Xi Jinping."

The New York Times MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and EMILY STEEL

A 'stony silence' at Fox

"When the cameras blink off...the banter has been replaced by something rarely heard in the television news business: silence."

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