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July 2016

29 July 2016

Fox media critic: Press didn’t get Trump’s ‘sarcasm’ about Russia because they think he’s ‘insane’

Hours after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump invited the Russian government to hack into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, the campaign began spinning his comment saying he was being “sarcastic,” after several other explanations were floated.

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28 July 2016

Russian Media Praises Trump as 'Anti-establishment,' Calls Clinton 'Evil'

Bias is often in the eye of the beholder, and President Barack Obama's claim that Russia's news media favor Donald Trump isn't an open-and-shut case. But informal surveys of Russia's main outlets suggest that Trump gets plenty of praise - especially for his "anti-establishment" stance - and that favorable assessments of Hillary Clinton are comparatively rare.

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27 July 2016

Russian Media Deny Kremlin Role in DNC Email Hack, Say Democrats Look to Tap Into Anti-Putin Sentiment

In the wake of accusations that the Kremlin could be responsible for the recent Democratic National Convention email hack, Russia's mainstream media has been widely reporting the official Russian stance denying any involvement. Some argue that the Democrats and their presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton are looking to benefit from anti-Vladimir Putin sentiment.

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26 July 2016

Meredith Corporation Invests in Video Technology

Meredith Corp., much like many other media brands, is getting serious about video content.

The media and marketing company revealed today that it plans to double down on its investment in video technology in order to create a full slate of programming for Facebook Live, virtual reality video experiences and more video content for Instagram and Snapchat.

"Having the right technology is a critical part of our strategy, and something we are heavily invested in, from custom-built cameras to our state-of-the-art studios to the expertise we've developed within our 30-person video production team to create new, immersive experiences for our audience," said Melinda Lee, senior vice president and general manager at Meredith Video.

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25 July 2016

Russian pranksters call heads of US anti-doping agency

Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.

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22 July 2016

The Ukrainian National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council suspended the broadcasting of nine Russian TV channels.

The restrictions were imposed as the TV channels, the programming of which largely consists of entertainment shows, did not adapt advertising they were airing to comply with Ukrainian legislation, the UNIAN news agency said, citing the council's chairman, Iurii Artemenko.

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21 July 2016

The Atlantic Prints Second Run of July/August Issue

“Print is dead.” This is quickly becoming one of the most well-used and clichéd phrases in the magazine publishing industry, not just because of the sheer number of articles debating this statement, but also given competing reports about declines in newsstand sales.

But defendants of print may be pleasantly surprised to hear that The Atlantic is printing a second run of its July/August issue due to popular demand. This is an unprecedented move at the 160-year-old publisher. It is the first time in modern history that The Atlantic has reprinted an issue.

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19 July 2016

The New Time Inc. Runs Away From the Old Time Inc.

Yesterday, Time Inc. announced a major restructuring, part of an ongoing effort to rationalize its brands and organizational structure with the realities of the market.

The company has downsized and restructured several times since it went public a couple of years ago. But this major shakeup got me thinking about the current Time Inc. versus the historic magazine company that until just a few years ago represented one of the pinnacles of American media.

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18 July 2016

Magazine Publishers Begin to Embrace Virtual Reality

If you want to know why magazine brands are investing in virtual reality, just look at the numbers. NYTVR, the virtual reality app launched by The New York Times Magazine last November, has an average of 6.5 minutes of audience engagement per session.

“That’s 6.5 minutes of people putting cardboard up to their heads,” Andy Wright, SVP, advertising and publisher of The New York Times Magazine, tells Folio:. “In digital media terms, that’s mind-blowing.”

On Nov. 7 and 8, in conjunction with Google Cardboard, 1 million home subscribers received VR headsets with their daily newspaper. With an invitation to download the app, and The New York Times Magazine cover story to match, readers were engulfed in a multimedia journalistic experience called “The Displaced,” which follows three child refugees from around the world.

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15 July 2016

Russian Prosecutors Found 14 Reports in Media About Corruption

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office media-monitoring operation uncovered 14 publications in the first half of the year about possible corruption, it said in website statement.

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