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Aug 5, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - August 5, 2016

Johnston Press shares plunge to all-time low after massive writedown
Yorkshire Post and Scotsman publisher reports £184m pre-tax loss after wiping 40% off the value of its local newspapers

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Libby Purves: The magic of radio is getting a better reception than ever. P16
Johnston Press writes £217m off value of local newspapers. P31
Financial TimesJohnston Press slashes value of local newspaper assets as revenues fall 11%. P13
Legal battle for Viacom has created an ‘overhang’ for the US media company. P13
Mediaset hits at Vivendi bid to renegotiate pay-TV deal. P14
Top designers back Apple in patent battle. P14
The TimesScotsman safe despite writedown, says Johnston Press. P40
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Johnston Press profit down but audience grows. P40
Wall Street JournalFacebook targets ‘clickbait’ news. B1
Startups take on Craigslist. B3
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Daily MailRick Stein talls Countryfile Live audience of 10-year feud with Keith Floyd. P31
Jan Moir: Why it’s cowardly to sanitise Poldark’s dark side. P33
Jimmy Carr hands over £1m to HMRC. P38
Johnston Press writes £217m off value of local newspapers. P74
BBC Sport staff upset over selection process for Rio Olympics reporting. P85
Daily ExpressRicky Gervais thinks they won’t do any more Extras. P19
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The SunDancer Bendan Cole is too cocky to replace Len Goodman on Strictly. P3
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Celebrity Big Brother coverage. P17
James Norton to star in mafia drama. P37
Daily MirrorFirst look at BBC sitcom remakes. P23
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Daily StarCelebrity Big Brother coverage. P1, P3
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