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12:00 AM ET, June 29, 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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Jean Marbella / Baltimore Sun:
Rob Hiaasen, a Capital Gazette editor and the brother of Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen, was one of those killed in the Annapolis shooting  —  Capital Gazette editor Rob Hiaasen has been identified as victim of a shooting at the newspaper.  —  Rob Hiaasen once wrote a description of his ideal job …
Baltimore Sun:
Sources: police are holding Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, as the suspect in Annapolis shooting; Ramos lost a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette over 2011 story  —  Police and federal agents gathered late Thursday outside the address of 38-year-old Jarrod W. Ramos, who is being held as the suspect …
Juliette Verlaque / The Wrap:
After Annapolis shooting, Milo Yiannopoulos says his comment that he can't wait for people “to start gunning journalists down” was a joke and deflects blame  —  Several now blaming right-wing firebrand for Thursday's massacre in Maryland  —  Milo Yiannopoulos is battling backlash …
Police identify the five people killed in Annapolis shooting: Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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.
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.
Discussion: Washington Post, AOL and Variety
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