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Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly "discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices", says "we won't let that happen" (Politico) - 2018-08-18T10:48:42-04:00

German broadcaster ZDF shows how to handle the far-right by asking actual policy questions that are equally or even more important to voters than immigration (Emily Schultheis/The Atlantic) - 2018-08-18T08:50:02-04:00

The Seattle Times has attracted 36K digital subscribers since starting a metered paywall in 2013, uses its 183K newsletter readers to drive subscriptions (Aditi Sangal/Digiday) - 2018-08-18T00:45:26-04:00

Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones (Bloomberg) - 2018-08-17T16:40:00-04:00

Viacom lays off more than 30 Awesomeness employees following last month's acquisition; Awesomeness CEO Jordan Levin has left the company (Todd Spangler/Variety) - 2018-08-17T16:30:00-04:00

Plaintiffs in Sandy Hook defamation suits claim Alex Jones illegally deleted content considered evidence; staff deleted material after Twitter policy violation (Elizabeth Williamson/New York Times) - 2018-08-17T16:05:02-04:00

DOJ opposes Facebook's efforts to dismiss fair housing groups' lawsuit claiming discriminatory ad targeting, says Communications Decency Act does not apply here (Craig Timberg/Washington Post) - 2018-08-17T14:50:13-04:00

PEOPLE, a free to listeners, non-commercial audio publishing platform focused on musician collaboration and works-in-progress, to launch on August 18 (Rob Arcand/The Outline) - 2018-08-17T14:35:15-04:00

Ocasio-Cortez campaign says she was "mobbed" by reporters at a Bronx community meeting, leading to a press ban for two listening tour stops (Christopher Barca/Queens Chronicle) - 2018-08-17T13:20:01-04:00

How The Sun climbed above the Mail Online's digital reach, registering 29.7M UK users in June vs. Mail Online's 28.3M, despite earlier paywall missteps (Ian Burrell/The Drum) - 2018-08-17T12:45:21-04:00

Amazon plans an ad campaign in the US, UK, and Germany to boost its music streaming service (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg) - 2018-08-17T12:15:00-04:00

A look at how the Afghan mujahideen documented the Soviet-Afghanistan war after Congress provided a $500,000 grant in 1985 (Marya Hannun/Columbia Journalism Review) - 2018-08-17T11:05:01-04:00

Launched seven weeks ago, AMC's movie subscription service Stubs A-List now accounts for 5% of all attendance, with 85K enrollments in the last two weeks (Pamela McClintock/Hollywood Reporter) - 2018-08-17T10:00:14-04:00

Malaysia has repealed its "fake news" law; deputy minister says police will instead be empowered to deal with the phenomenon (The Guardian) - 2018-08-17T09:25:02-04:00

comScore: pure play streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now reach 5% of US Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch) - 2018-08-17T08:25:00-04:00

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Mediagazer - 2018-08-18T10:49:16-04:00

Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly "discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices", says "we won't let that happen" (Politico) - 2018-08-18T10:48:42-04:00

Politico:
Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly “discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices”, says “we won't let that happen”  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to allege social media companies are discriminating …

German broadcaster ZDF shows how to handle the far-right by asking actual policy questions that are equally or even more important to voters than immigration (Emily Schultheis/The Atlantic) - 2018-08-18T08:50:02-04:00

Emily Schultheis / The Atlantic:
German broadcaster ZDF shows how to handle the far-right by asking actual policy questions that are equally or even more important to voters than immigration  —  A lesson from Germany  —  BERLIN—What happens when you do a prime-time interview with a far-right leader—but don't ask them anything about refugees?

The Seattle Times has attracted 36K digital subscribers since starting a metered paywall in 2013, uses its 183K newsletter readers to drive subscriptions (Aditi Sangal/Digiday) - 2018-08-18T00:45:26-04:00

Aditi Sangal / Digiday:
The Seattle Times has attracted 36K digital subscribers since starting a metered paywall in 2013, uses its 183K newsletter readers to drive subscriptions  —  While The New York Times and The Washington Post crow about attracting big digital subscriber numbers, the sledding is tougher for local newspapers.

Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones (Bloomberg) - 2018-08-17T16:40:00-04:00

Bloomberg:
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones  —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox

Viacom lays off more than 30 Awesomeness employees following last month's acquisition; Awesomeness CEO Jordan Levin has left the company (Todd Spangler/Variety) - 2018-08-17T16:30:00-04:00

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Viacom lays off more than 30 Awesomeness employees following last month's acquisition; Awesomeness CEO Jordan Levin has left the company  —  As expected, Viacom has made a round of layoffs at Awesomeness, pink-slipping more than 30 employees of the digital-media company it acquired last month from NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.

Plaintiffs in Sandy Hook defamation suits claim Alex Jones illegally deleted content considered evidence; staff deleted material after Twitter policy violation (Elizabeth Williamson/New York Times) - 2018-08-17T16:05:02-04:00

Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Plaintiffs in Sandy Hook defamation suits claim Alex Jones illegally deleted content considered evidence; staff deleted material after Twitter policy violation  —  WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the families of two Sandy Hook shooting victims are accusing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones …

DOJ opposes Facebook's efforts to dismiss fair housing groups' lawsuit claiming discriminatory ad targeting, says Communications Decency Act does not apply here (Craig Timberg/Washington Post) - 2018-08-17T14:50:13-04:00

Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
DOJ opposes Facebook's efforts to dismiss fair housing groups' lawsuit claiming discriminatory ad targeting, says Communications Decency Act does not apply here  —  The Department of Justice on Friday formally opposed an effort by Facebook to dismiss a lawsuit by several housing groups …

PEOPLE, a free to listeners, non-commercial audio publishing platform focused on musician collaboration and works-in-progress, to launch on August 18 (Rob Arcand/The Outline) - 2018-08-17T14:35:15-04:00

Rob Arcand / The Outline:
PEOPLE, a free to listeners, non-commercial audio publishing platform focused on musician collaboration and works-in-progress, to launch on August 18  —  PEOPLE, their new streaming platform that prioritizes collaboration and de-emphasizes the algorithm, launches this weekend.

Ocasio-Cortez campaign says she was "mobbed" by reporters at a Bronx community meeting, leading to a press ban for two listening tour stops (Christopher Barca/Queens Chronicle) - 2018-08-17T13:20:01-04:00

Christopher Barca / Queens Chronicle:
Ocasio-Cortez campaign says she was “mobbed” by reporters at a Bronx community meeting, leading to a press ban for two listening tour stops  —  Media was barred after reporters ‘mobbed’ her at an earlier event  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday that stops on her …

How The Sun climbed above the Mail Online's digital reach, registering 29.7M UK users in June vs. Mail Online's 28.3M, despite earlier paywall missteps (Ian Burrell/The Drum) - 2018-08-17T12:45:21-04:00

Ian Burrell / The Drum:
How The Sun climbed above the Mail Online's digital reach, registering 29.7M UK users in June vs. Mail Online's 28.3M, despite earlier paywall missteps  —  It is exactly five years since Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper stable made its audacious - and we can now say almost calamitous - move to put The Sun behind a digital paywall.

Amazon plans an ad campaign in the US, UK, and Germany to boost its music streaming service (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg) - 2018-08-17T12:15:00-04:00

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Amazon plans an ad campaign in the US, UK, and Germany to boost its music streaming service  —  - Music has become one of the most popular requests for Alexa  —  Amazon is turning up the volume in the music business.  —  The world's largest online retailer will mount the first national TV campaign …

A look at how the Afghan mujahideen documented the Soviet-Afghanistan war after Congress provided a $500,000 grant in 1985 (Marya Hannun/Columbia Journalism Review) - 2018-08-17T11:05:01-04:00

Marya Hannun / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at how the Afghan mujahideen documented the Soviet-Afghanistan war after Congress provided a $500,000 grant in 1985  —  A mujahid with a videocamera.  Photo: Manzoor Shah, 1988.  Courtesy of the Afghan Media Resource Center.  —  The newsreel depicts Soviet tanks winding their way along the Kabul River.

Launched seven weeks ago, AMC's movie subscription service Stubs A-List now accounts for 5% of all attendance, with 85K enrollments in the last two weeks (Pamela McClintock/Hollywood Reporter) - 2018-08-17T10:00:14-04:00

Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Launched seven weeks ago, AMC's movie subscription service Stubs A-List now accounts for 5% of all attendance, with 85K enrollments in the last two weeks  —  After launching seven weeks ago, AMC Theatres' rival ticket-subscription program to MoviePass accounts for 5 percent of all attendance at the country's largest movie chain.

Malaysia has repealed its "fake news" law; deputy minister says police will instead be empowered to deal with the phenomenon (The Guardian) - 2018-08-17T09:25:02-04:00

The Guardian:
Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law; deputy minister says police will instead be empowered to deal with the phenomenon  —  Critics say legislation was deployed during Najib Razak's time in office to silence criticism  —  Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law …

comScore: pure play streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now reach 5% of US Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch) - 2018-08-17T08:25:00-04:00

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: pure play streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now reach 5% of US Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year  —  The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services - those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet - has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore.

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