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8:45 PM ET, August 24, 2018


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Felix Salmon / Slate:
A New York Times article on a preliminary study of Facebook use and hate crimes in Germany overstated the complicated study's conclusions  —  In December 2017, a pair of Warwick University post-docs, Karsten Müller and Carlo Schwarz, published an intriguing and clever attempt …
Tanya Dua / INSIDER:
Sources: LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join the Donerail Group which is in talks to acquire Tronc  —  - The biotech billionaire and Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong is in talks to join an investor group bidding for the newspaper publisher Tronc.
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Sources: LA-based Fox News journalist Adam Housley has resigned from the network over its increased focus on Trump and diminished opportunities for reporters  —  In the Trump era, hard reporting is being crowded out by opinionated panels, current and former staffers say.
Jeff Horwitz / Associated Press:
Sources: Enquirer used a safe for documents about payments and stories it killed as part of ties with Trump; Enquirer first promoted Trump for president in 2010  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: AMI's David Pecker and chief content officer Dylan Howard were granted immunity so they would describe Trump's role in payments to Daniels and McDougal  —  David Pecker and Dylan Howard corroborated Michael Cohen's account implicating the president in a federal crime.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at the harm from a spike in newsprint costs driven by Trump tariffs; the US International Trade Commission will consider the tariffs on Tuesday  —  Print isn't dead.  But the soaring cost of newsprint is contributing to the slow death of America's newspapers.
Discussion: PEN America
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Hearst has ended its Snapchat daily digital magazine, Sweet, but will repurpose the brand with a new show; some staff members have been cut  —  Even Snapchat publishers are switching to video.  —  Hearst's Sweet, the first Snapchat-only media property, is closing its daily digital magazine …
New York Times:
BuzzFeed China bureau chief Megha Rajagopalan, who has been in the country since 2012, says China's Foreign Ministry declined to issue her a new journalist visa  —  HONG KONG — An American reporter for Buzzfeed News has become the latest foreign journalist to be forced from China …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Reveal has launched Reveal Local Labs, a two-year effort funded by the Knight Foundation to aid collaboration in investigative reporting among local newsrooms  —  Reveal, the multiplatform publishing arm of the Center for Investigative Reporting, has long experimented with different ways …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
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