July 30, 2015
Updated 12:08 PM

Stories Journalists Are Talking About

NBCUniversal Set to Invest in BuzzFeed, Vox Media

recode.net — NBCUniversal is close to a deal to invest $250 million in BuzzFeed, in a transaction that will value the booming digital publisher at around $1.5 billion. Sources say Comcast's TV and film unit has a "handshake" agreement with BuzzFeed, which raised $50 million last year at a $850 million valuation.
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NBCUniversal Poised to Make Big Investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media on.recode.net/1JTzk80

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RT @pkafka: NBCUniversal Poised to Make Big Investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media on.recode.net/1JTzk80

Jul 30, 2015

Media companies can be Unicorns, too! NBCU set to invest in BuzzFeed at a $1.5b valuation. Via me and @karaswisher recode.net/2015/07/30/nbc…

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AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

bigstory.ap.org — RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill. That's according to a study commissioned by The Associated Press that tested for viral and bacterial pathogens in the waters where athletes will compete.
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AP Investigation: Olympic swimmers risk illness in Rio's filthy waters bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:a…

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RT @Walldo: Olympic athletes will be swimming in water so contaminated with literal shit, that they "risk becoming violently ill" bigstory.ap.org/article/d92f6a…

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RT @AP_Sports: BREAKING: AP investigation finds virus levels of Rio Olympic waters equivalent to raw sewage apne.ws/1SiRmKz pic.twitter.com/kWqWCt8Gv1

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RT @AP: AP Exclusive: Water at some #Rio2016 Olympic venues’ virus levels on par with raw sewage, tests show: apne.ws/1H4BmjE

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I can tell you how Adam Goodes feels. Every Indigenous person has felt it

theguardian.com — I have wondered for days if I should say anything about Adam Goodes. My inclination is to look for common ground, to be diplomatic. Some of the fault is with Adam. Maybe he's been unnecessarily provocative. Racism? Perhaps. Perhaps the crowds just don't like him.
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RT @bkjabour: "I can tell you how Adam Goodes feels. Every Indigneous person has felt it" confronting and raw piece from Stan Grant theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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"I can tell you how Adam Goodes feels. Every Indigneous person has felt it" confronting and raw piece from Stan Grant theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 30, 2015

Beautiful, heartfelt, wrenching piece by Stan Grant, who actually has walked a mile in Adam Goodes shoes. shrd.by/7BxoxK #goodes

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New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump

bloomberg.com — Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it. A Bloomberg Politics focus group of 12 Republican and independent voters who are supportive of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy shed light Wednesday night on the billionaire's swift rise to the top of the GOP field, and confirmed that his brash, "You're fired!"
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1 New Hampshire voter tells @jheil in a must-see focus group that a @realDonaldTrump presidency would be "classy." bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @MarkHalperin: 1 New Hampshire voter tells @jheil in a must-see focus group that a @realDonaldTrump presidency would be "classy." bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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