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6:50 PM ET, July 1, 2018

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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 …
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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.
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
Baltimore Sun:
Journalist deaths are low in the US, but some worry that they could be targeted as public figures, while recognizing that fear of a shooting is all too common
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
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.
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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Mike Ananny / Nieman Lab:
Press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power, imagine publics, and fight for visions of democracy
Ian Bickis / The Canadian Press:
Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto
Discussion: @perreaux
 Earlier Picks: 
Allison Braden / Columbia Journalism Review:
Praised for its business model, Charlotte Agenda draws flak for blurring lines between ads and editorial; co-founder promises vague “refinements” in the future
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
WNYC gives DNAInfo archives to Block Club Chicago, a subscription- and donation-based local news site that will use the archives to connect with ex-readers
Discussion: www.wnyc.org
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
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Spotify takes Viva Latino!, one of its key global playlists, to the live stage with a tour as part of a continuing move into live music promotion
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”