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11:40 AM ET, July 1, 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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6abc.com:
Police identify the five people killed in Annapolis shooting: Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters
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 …
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  —  “If we see press freedom not as heroic isolations — journalists breaking free to tell truths to the publics they imagine …
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 …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Experts say that due to the vagueness of GDPR, many publishers may be breaking the law by trying to get around the requirement to obtain explicit user consent  —  The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation a month ago led to a flurry of activity, clogging email inboxes and flooding people with tracking consent notices.
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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Ian Bickis / The Canadian Press:
Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto
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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
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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”