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3:05 PM ET, April 9, 2018

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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Speaking on CNN's “Reliable Sources”, NYT Editor Dean Baquet said Trump's attacks on press are out of control and WHCA should rethink its annual dinner event  —  Donald Trump's attacks on the press are “out of control” and damaging “the civic life and debate of the country”, the editor of the New York Times said on Sunday.
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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
How Trump's White House creates an anti-immigration feedback loop by distributing talking points to friendly journalists, pundits, and hosts via email  —  The monomaniacal White House talking points.  —  They are emails designed to grab you by the lapels.  “CRISIS AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER,” announced one.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Gizmodo CEO Raju Narisetti out as parent company Univision becomes more involved and considers cuts; sources disagree whether Narisetti quit or was forced out  —  Gizmodo Media Group's top executive is exiting the company—a sign that parent Univision plans to get more directly involved …
Newsmax:
Newsmax Media Inc. names former Fox News Executive VP of News Michael Clemente CEO for Newsmax Broadcasting, which airs the Newsmax TV channel  —  Newsmax Media Inc., has named television executive Michael Clemente as its Chief Executive Officer for its subsidiary Newsmax Broadcasting, which airs the Newsmax TV channel.
Discussion: Mediaite and Associated Press
Reuters:
Sources: Viacom has asked CBS to increase its valuation of the company by $2.8B to $14.7B  —  (Reuters) - Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) has asked CBS Corp (CBS.N) to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said …
The Intercept:
Court files, including video and ~2,000 pages of docs, show how the Assad regime allegedly tracked and killed Marie Colvin for reporting on war crimes in Syria  —  It is a horrifying artifact of our digital era: a jumpy 18-minute-and-49-second cellphone video of a Skype call.
Discussion: @areidross
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Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
MediaShift has laid off most of its staff and is exploring a sale of its site and newsletters, with publication suspended for the moment  —  Ch-ch-changes are coming to MediaShift, the publication I started more than 12 years ago as part of PBS.  Starting today, the business will focus exclusively …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Ben Smith recounts his mistakes as a young reporter in Belarus in 2001: assuming democracy would win, sources would be safe, and US officials wouldn't lie  —  As a young reporter in Eastern Europe in 2001, I expected to witness the “end of history” and the flowering of democracy.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Kevin Williamson's hiring at The Atlantic was greeted by some of his critics as if they were opposition researchers and their aim was to render him toxic  —  Last month, The Atlantic hired Kevin Williamson, the longtime National Review staffer.  Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sinclair is showing the 30-second Allied Progress ad with Deadspin video montage critical of Sinclair, but inserts its own 15-second responses before and after  —  Ex-Sinclair news director: We had must-run pieces  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to air a commercial …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
In its annual report on the health of the film business, MPAA finally includes home entertainment spending, which rose 11% YoY to $47.8B thanks to streaming  —  Breaking from tradition, the MPAA has decided to include home entertainment in its annual report, which confirms …
Discussion: The Guardian and Gizmodo
 
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
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Yardena Schwartz / Columbia Journalism Review:
Women who have spoken out about sexual harassment at news organizations discuss how they've been blacklisted by other orgs and face abuse on social media
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A guide to new initiatives that work to repair people's trust in media, including information on funders, participants, and partners
Discussion: Project News