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6:05 PM ET, June 30, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Capital Gazette journalists are working from the Baltimore Sun offices with counselors and support staff on hand as they work on Saturday's paper  —  5 killed in Maryland newspaper shooting  —  The surviving staff members of the Capital Gazette are gathering on Friday to figure out what to do now.
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Indira Lakshmanan / Poynter:
In an era of deep distrust and hatred towards the press, journalists need to take every opportunity to explain their mission and why it matters, to the public  —  The murder of five employees of an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper by a reader nursing a years-long grudge over a story …
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 …
6abc.com:
Police identify the five people killed in Annapolis shooting: Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters  —  At a press conference Thursday evening, police identified the victims of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper that occurred earlier in the day.
J. Freedom du Lac / Washington Post:
Capital Gazette publishes paper the day after the shooting with only 56 words on the editorial page, starting with “Today, we are speechless”
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
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
The California Consumer Privacy Act, one of the toughest data privacy bills in the US, has been signed into law and will go into effect in 2020  —  California lawmakers passed one of the toughest data privacy laws in the United States today, as they faced pressure from an even stronger ballot measure in the state.
David Cohen / Adweek:
Facebook, Twitter, Google, local news orgs, others collaborate on Comprova initiative to ensure Brazilian voters see authentic news during presidential election  —  Facebook, Twitter, Google and NewsWhip are participating in Comprova  —  Voters in Brazil are set to go to the polls and choose …
Discussion: The Keyword and Facebook Media
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
How a Mexican digital marketing firm is using Facebook pages, Twitter bots, and Instagram likes to spread fake news in the lead-up to the country's elections  —  Armed with millions of bots and thousands of fake Facebook pages, Carlos Merlo's digital marketing firm is trying to hijack Mexico's politics with fake news.
Ian Bickis / The Canadian Press:
Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto  —  Torstar Corp. will lay off 21 staff at its StarMetro office in Toronto as part of a shift of production operations to nearby Hamilton.  —  The cuts include nine full-time editors, two full-time reporter-photographers …
Discussion: @perreaux
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Sources: Defy Media, which recently shut down its programmatic ad division, is offering to pay publishers 20% of what the company owes them  —  Defy Media is trying to bargain with companies that claim the media company's ad network business owes them money, three of them said.
 
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Allison Braden / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
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BBC:
Carrie Gracie receives apology and back pay from the BBC, which she is donating to a women's rights charity: “today I can say at the BBC I am equal”
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Legendary Entertainment has closed a $1B senior secured revolving credit facility led by J.P. Morgan, giving the studio about $2B of liquidity
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap