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10:30 AM 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.
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: @mdudas and @nickcicero
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
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
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Huffington Post is going to cover Trump as entertainment, not politics  —  The Huffington Post won't give Donald Trump's campaign for president coverage in its political section, Ryan Grim and Danny Shea wrote in a brief on Friday. … Earlier this month, Politico's Dylan Byers wrote “Donald Trump, clickbait.”
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 …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
CNN acknowledges fault in Sanjay Gupta operation story  —  After being called to task for inaccurate reporting by an international news organization, CNN on Thursday corrected its account of an operation performed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal by its chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta.
 
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Press Association:
UK High Court quashes laws letting people lawfully copy CDs, DVDs or MP3s for personal use
Discussion: Ars Technica and BBC
Hadas Gold / Politico:
National Journal managing editor Kristin Roberts resigns amid changes
Discussion: Poynter
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