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8:25 PM ET, July 1, 2018

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Capital Gazette:
Our Say: Thank you.  We will not forget.  —  Hundreds gathered Friday to honor the employees who were killed Thursday after a gunman blasted his way through the glass door of the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.  Their names are Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.
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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 …
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.
6abc.com:
Police identify the five people killed in Annapolis shooting: Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters
Amanda Ripley / The Whole Story:
Journalists need to learn to amplify contradictions and widen the lens on paralyzing debates to cover controversial issues  —  What if journalists covered controversial issues differently—based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious?
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox, who is leaving the news organization after writing 1,400 obituaries over 14 years, explains the value of the job  —  A New York Times obituary writer for 14 years, Margalit Fox takes a crack at her own epitaph.  —  Times Insider delivers behind …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email, has appealed a federal judge's decision that dismissed his libel suit against Techdirt in 2017  —  Tech news site says Shiva Ayyadurai is a “fake,” he says it “disregarded” the truth.  —  Lawyers representing the Massachusetts man …
Discussion: @grady_booch and @adamsteinbaugh
Mark Lee Hunter / Global Investigative …:
For journalists, working with NGOs should be seen as a strategic alliance entered into with knowledge of their ends and the complementary resources they offer  —  The European Investigative Journalism Conference at Mechelen, Belgium, broke ground by putting a still-novel subject on the agenda …
Scott Porch / Fast Company:
A look at the efforts of podcast platforms like Stitcher and Castbox to supplement their free ad supported offerings with premium content  —  Your favorite free podcast probably won't charge you anytime soon.  But CastBox's premium-content platform is among the new ways podcasters are getting paid.
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.
 
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
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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