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5:50 PM ET, June 14, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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
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
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
Discussion: The Wrap and Adweek
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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