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3:10 PM ET, July 19, 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.
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
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Context is built into a story in The Washington Post's experimental “Knowledge Map”  —  How the Islamic State is leaving tech companies torn between free speech and security is a labyrinthine topic.  To fully understand it, readers should probably already have a good grasp on the spread …
Capital New York:
Interview with executive editor Dan Roth on LinkedIn's goal to be a business publication as the company passes one million contributing writers  —  The 60-second interview: Dan Roth, executive editor of LinkedIn  —  CAPITAL: LinkedIn recently passed the one million contributing writers mark.
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.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
60 media workers killed in first half of this year for doing their job  —  France named as deadliest country for journalists after Charlie Hebdo attack  —  A total of 60 media workers were killed in the first half of 2015, according to the biannual report by the International News Safety Institute (INSI).
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.
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
 
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
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CNN acknowledges fault in Sanjay Gupta operation story
Press Association:
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National Journal managing editor Kristin Roberts resigns amid changes
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From Techmeme:

Adam Satariano / New York Times:
The EU reaches a deal on the AI Act, a comprehensive attempt to limit the use of the technology; the law still needs to go through a few steps for approval

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Sources: complaints from some senior OpenAI leaders that Sam Altman had been psychologically abusive were a major factor in the board's decision to fire Altman

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