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5:50 PM ET, June 14, 2018

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Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Reuters Institute study: usage of Facebook for news has declined in a number of countries including the US, as messaging apps like WhatsApp gain popularity  —  Fewer people are using Facebook to discover and discuss news, as messaging apps such as WhatsApp gain in popularity, a study has suggested.
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Nieman Lab:
Reuters Institute report shows broadcasters and newspapers are more trusted worldwide than digital-born outlets or partisan sources  —  As Facebook moves to privilege “broadly trusted” sources in its News Feed, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research shows that broadcasters …
Colin Deppen / The Incline:
Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers says he was fired after going public with claims the paper rejected cartoons for political reasons  —  Update: 4 p.m. (Editor's Note: This is a breaking story and will continue to be updated.)  —  Rob Rogers said he felt editorial management …
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The Nib:
Ten of the anti-Trump cartoons by Rob Rogers that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette refused to publish  —  The paper suddenly won't run the work of veteran cartoonist and former Pulitzer finalist Rob Rogers' work for being too critical of Trump.  But we will.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
MacArthur Foundation awards $1M to Chicago nonprofit journalism lab City Bureau and $650K each to Free Spirit Media and Chicago Public Media  —  City Bureau, a 3-year-old nonprofit journalism lab on the South Side, will receive a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation …
Jacqueline Alemany / CBS News:
Sources: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah to exit the Trump administration; Sanders to leave at year's end  —  Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
News outlets should make sure to qualify and identify Trump's tweets as false in their headlines to avoid acting simply as retweets promoting his viewpoint  —  Consider this headline.  —  In one sense, the headline is true.  President Trump did indeed say that there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.
Jack Sullivan / CommonWealth Magazine:
DFM-owned Boston Herald to outsource ad design and news page layout to Colorado headquarters, eliminating at least half the copy editor and design positions  —  THE NEW OWNERS of the Boston Herald have told staff they will outsource all the paper's advertising design and news page layout functions …
Discussion: Media Nation
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Nuzzel launches NuzzelRank, which uses reader data, signals about engagement and authority, and business influencers to rank the authority of top news sources  —  Everyone from Elon Musk to AdBlock Plus wants to tell you which news sources are worth trusting.  Now news aggregator Nuzzel is joining in.
 
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Vernon Loeb, Houston Chronicle managing editor, will be the Atlantic's politics editor starting in July as it seeks to double the size of its politics team
Axios:
Net neutrality repeal and ruling in AT&T's favor will likely lead to more vertical integration by content providers and change how users experience the internet
David Beard / Poynter:
The Boston Globe's health and science site STAT is streaming a 30-minute documentary on the opioid epidemic, charging readers $9.99 to watch it
Bloomberg:
Fox's coverage of the World Cup soccer tournament in Russia will see eight of its 12 broadcasters commentating on the game from the network's LA studio
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Wall Street Journal:
AT&T faces challenges like unruly talent, high costs, culture clashes with Time Warner merger; sources say its targeted ad strategy may cannibalize ad revenue
Campbell Brown / Facebook:
Facebook plans to separate archives for political ads and for ads promoting news publishers' political content; publisher archive will be ready in a few weeks