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1:25 AM ET, July 24, 2018

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HuffPost:
Memo: Tronc to cut the New York Daily News newsroom by 50%; Robert York replacing Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich, Managing Editor Kristen Lee also leaving  —  The layoffs come days after rumors of deep cuts at the storied tabloid.  —  The New York Daily News, a storied big-city tabloid known …
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Jim Rich / @therealjimrich:
If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.  —  If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
The meeting in which New York Daily News staffers learned from Tronc that the EIC was ousted and the newsroom was being cut by 50% lasted less than a minute  —  The meeting lasted less than a minute.  By the time it was over, reporters and editors at The Daily News had been told …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CEO memo: Tronc to lay staffers off at other papers “today and tomorrow”, cuts not to be as severe as those at New York Daily News  —  Tronc laid off half the staff of the New York Daily News on Monday.  Astonishingly, the cuts are not over yet.
Discussion: @mattdpearce
Pew Research Center:
Study: ~36% of largest papers and ~23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets in the US experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018  —  Newspaper layoffs have far from abated in the past year, and digital-native news outlets are also suffering losses, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.
Discussion: @kbeninato
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers like NPR, Al Jazeera, and Bloomberg Media add editorial resources to smart speaker efforts but monetization remains unclear  —  Home voice assistants or smart speakers are still in their infancy as a consumer and revenue proposition, but publishers are stepping up their efforts …
Discussion: @awrd
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace discusses confronting Putin, vacationing in Russia, and how he landed the interview with the Russian president  —  He confronted President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia about meddling in American elections, presented him with a copy of the special counsel's indictment …
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
Gregory Schmidt / New York Times:
Faced with flagging sales, comic book publishers are developing their own streaming platforms, bypassing services like Netflix and Amazon Prime  —  Comic book publishers are facing a growing crisis: Flagging interest from readers and competition from digital entertainment are dragging down sales.
Discussion: @maullarmaullar
Riley Griffin / Bloomberg:
How women's magazines like Glamour and Cosmopolitan are harnessing exploding interest in politics among women and reaping the benefits of growing online traffic  —  It's not just Teen Vogue.  Readers are flocking to the websites of Glamour and Cosmo, and they're responding with aggressive political reporting.
Discussion: @creynoldsnc
Luke O'Brien / HuffPost:
A look at how alt-right troll Mike Cernovich uses Twitter to target journalists, typically by implicating them in sex crimes against minors  —  He just took down director James Gunn.  Now he's using a trollish rumor about a sex tape to go after journalists.  —  106 -
Discussion: Paste, Observer and Mashable
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Trump tariffs on newsprint cause some newspapers to cut printing days; higher costs will likely lead to redesigns, pricier subscriptions, and fewer pages  —  The tariffs increase the cost of newsprint by as much as 30 to 35 percent, though the impact on publishers is highly uneven …
 
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Discussion: The Ringer