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7:20 PM ET, June 28, 2018


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Baltimore Sun:
At least five dead, several others gravely injured in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Anne Arundel County, Maryland; one suspect in custody  —  Lt. Ryan Frashure gives an update on a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.  (Tim Prudente/Baltimore Sun video)
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Jill Abramson calls for a course correction at NYT, citing political primary coverage and exposé that neglected impact of Ali Watkins' work and the war on leaks  —  It may not have been the tweet heard 'round the world, but it was certainly heard—like a thunderclap …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Major news outlets need to report more deeply, with open minds as the nation changes, to avoid missing the rise of candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  America is changed.  Politics is transformed.  —  But how much has Big Media adjusted?  —  Not nearly enough.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter makes its Ad Transparency Center, announced before Congressional hearings in October, available to all users  —  Twitter is unveiling the Ads Transparency Center that it announced back in October.  —  This comes as Twitter and other online platforms have faced growing political scrutiny around …
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Facebook rolls out a button to show ads a Page is running, even if not targeted to the user, across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger  —  Facebook today released a new tool that will allow users to see what advertisements a Page is running — whether or not all of those advertisements are targeted at that particular users.
David Beard / Poynter:
News outlets in the US, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala partner to gather information on detained, separated children via tip lines and secure messaging  —  The newsrooms are in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.  —  Frustrated at the Trump administration's limited information …
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Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: 44 staffers from former Gawker Media sites including Jezebel, Gizmodo, and Deadspin have taken buyouts in recent weeks, with no layoffs for now  —  A total of 44 staffers will leave Gizmodo Media Group as part of new budget cuts mandated by the group's parent company Univision.
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Sources: Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott tells producers they must protect the talent and brand, and will be held accountable for anything said on air  —  CEO Suzanne Scott summoned producers to a meeting to direct them to take more control over hosts and panelists.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Showtime orders a 10-episode live-action series based on the Halo video game franchise, with production beginning in early 2019  —  Showtime has given a series order to its long-gestating adaptation of the videogame series “Halo.”  —  Kyle Killen is on board to serve as showrunner and exec producer.
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Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: French judge pauses shutdown of BuzzFeed France and requires the US publisher to provide more information to show it had cause to close the French unit
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Amy X. Wang / Rolling Stone:
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A look at WaPo's The Lily after a year of aiming at millennial women: an eight-person team distributes content via email, IGTV, Facebook Watch, Apple News, more
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with Norman Pearlstine, new executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, on his news coverage plans, dealing with a new union, talent losses, and more
Tarleton Gillespie / Wired:
US Congress needs to reform Section 230 safe harbor provision because it is based on early ideals of the open web and wasn't designed for social media platforms