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David Folkenflik / NPR:
CNN is canceling the weekly media show Reliable Sources, and host Brian Stelter is leaving the network; Reliable Sources' final episode will air on August 21
Michael Smith / Sports Business Journal:
The Big Ten Conference finalizes media rights contracts with CBS, Fox, and NBC totaling $8B+ over seven years, almost 3x more than the previous contract
Charlotte Shane / New York Times:
A look at the emotional power of TikTok audio memes, which have emerged as a cultural currency as strong as, or stronger than, images and text
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