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6:25 PM ET, July 18, 2015

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Nick Denton:
Nick Denton takes down outing post, expresses regret, and says a changing media environment and personal change were factors in the decision  —  Taking a post down  —  Yesterday evening, Gawker.com published a story about the CFO of Conde Nast texting an escort.
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Gawker Politburo:
Gawker editorial staff condemns takedown of post outing media exec, criticizing business-side influence affecting editorial independence  —  A Statement From the Gawker Media Editorial Staff  —  Our union drive has expressed at every stage of the process that one of our core goals is to protect …
Adam Weinstein / Bad Journalist:
Gawker is “short of grownups in the room”, and has an editing problem, not a writing problem, says recently fired staffer Adam Weinstein  —  Goodbye to All That Gawking  —  To steal a tired line from an old dead writer: Gawker in 2013 was a very special time and place to be a part of.
Discussion: Business Insider
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Gawker's management team, mostly business-side execs, voted 4-2 to remove post; exec editor Tommy Craggs, chief legal counsel Heather Dietrick voted to keep it  —  Gawker Is Removing Story About Condé Nast CFO  —  Yesterday, Gawker published a post about the CFO of Condé Nast attempting …
Yezmin Villarreal / Advocate:
Gawker Blasted for Posting a Lurid Story That Outs Executive
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
BuzzFeed UK hires Guardian special projects editor James Ball to focus on investigations  —  Buzzfeed hires The Guardian's special projects editor  —  Buzzfeed U.K. has hired James Ball, currently special projects editor for The Guardian, as a special correspondent with an emphasis on investigations, Capital has learned.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Tribune expands its Web-syndication business to video  —  Tribune Content Agency, the century-old division that serves as a “clearinghouse” for text and images that flow through Tribune Publishing, is getting into the video-syndication business — and wants to help its publishing partners do the same, too.
DW.COM:
No more Muhammad comics, says Charlie Hebdo editor Sourisseau  —  “Charlie Hebdo” editor Laurent Sourisseau has told “Stern” magazine he will no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.  Souriseau's statement comes six months after a deadly attack on the magazine's offices.
Re/code:
Viacom Looks at Thrillist for Possible Acquisition  —  Viacom has been in talks to buy Thrillist Media Group, the e-commerce and media company that targets millennial men.  —  Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer has been looking to sell the company or raise money for some time, and has had repeated conversations …
Discussion: @nickcicero and @mdudas
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Dish talks to acquire T-Mobile stall, complicated by looming spectrum auction  —  Dish Talks for T-Mobile Said Stalled on Structure, Valuation  —  The slow-moving Dish Network Corp. talks to acquire T-Mobile US Inc. from Deutsche Telekom AG have stalled over concerns related …
Discussion: Multichannel News, DSLreports and CNBC
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
With funding from First Look Media, journalist made a humorous web news show for women, tested it for six months  —  One journalist didn't see any news humor shows for women.  So she made one.  —  Last summer, Keli Dailey read a lot about comedy news.  As she prepared a pitch to launch …
Discussion: @kelidailey
Cory Bergman / Inside BreakingNews:
Breaking News app adds emerging stories alerts one to three times a day, in addition to its existing big story and proximity alerts  —  Know faster with emerging story alerts  —  We believe in news alerts that are faster, smarter and more relevant to your life and work.
Discussion: @laurahazardowen and The Next Web
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
In its response to defamation suit by associate dean Nicole Eramo, Rolling Stone claims that UVA vouched for alleged rape victim “Jackie”  —  Rolling Stone Argues University of Virginia Vouched for Discredited Rape Story  —  The publication responds to a $7.5 million lawsuit …
Discussion: @eriqgardner and Mediaite
 
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Discussion: CNET and What's Next Blog
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