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11:35 AM ET, June 18, 2018

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Katherine Maher / WIRED UK:
As tech firms like Facebook and Google lean more on Wikipedia to fight disinformation, Wikimedia Foundation says they should do more to support the site  —  If big tech companies are going to use Wikipedia as a resource, they should better support its important work, says the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Sources: Tronc is in talks about selling nine of its properties, including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and the Baltimore Sun  —  What will happen to the price of Tronc shares as investors, a good number of speculators among them, assess the post-L.A. Times value …
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Tronc's sale of Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune to Patrick Soon-Shiong closes Monday after long negotiations over service agreements
Robert Feder:
Chicago Sun-Times sells alt-weekly The Chicago Reader to group led by Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the African-American Chicago Crusader  —  The Chicago Reader, the city's leading alternative weekly for 47 years, has been sold to a group led by Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the African-American Chicago Crusader.
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Indian police have linked dozens of murders and serious assaults to fake news being spread via WhatsApp  —  App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UK  —  Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were driving back from a visit to a waterfall in the Indian province …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Startup reallyread.it hopes to foster dialogue among commenters via a plugin that tracks how much of the article has been read and a homepage for debate  —  The battle against the uncivil comments section is also a battle against high bounce rates for reallyread.it.
Isobel Asher Hamilton / Business Insider:
Over 400 Washington Post employees have signed an open letter to owner Jeff Bezos requesting fair benefits and wages  —  - More than 400 Washington Post employees addressed an open letter to owner Jeff Bezos.  — They signed a petition calling for fair pay, benefits, and job security, decrying “shocking” current practices.
Ian Mohr / Page Six:
Moira Donegan, creator of the Shitty Media Men list, is working on a book about it, likely to primarily be a critique of sexism in media  —  Moira Donegan — the journalist who created the “S - -  tty Media Men” list — is shopping a “S - -  tty Media Men” book, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
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Variety:
Rolling Stone promotes Jason Fine to editor, in advance of the relaunch of its magazine, website, and live events business in July  —  Rolling Stone has named Jason Fine as editor in advance of the relaunch of the magazine, website and live event business in July.
 
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