Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
How the investigative journalism sites Bellingcat and The Insider used tips and online search techniques to identify a Salisbury novichok poisoning suspect — Old-school journalism and intuition are behind success of Bellingcat and The Insider sites — The odds of finding …
Discussion: bellingcat, BBC, @markchisnell, NPR, @sophiemcneill, @jmichaelwaller, Coffee House, @peterjukes, @jamiejbartlett and France 24
Gareth Evans / BBC: Bellingcat: The website behind the Skripal revelation
Mark Chisnell / @markchisnell: Good to see that proper old-fashioned investigative journalism is still alive, even if the mainstream papers are now just reporting on it, rather than doing it... https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Scott Neuman / NPR: Man Accused In U.K. Nerve-Agent Attack Is Russian Intelligence Officer, Report Says
Sophie McNeill / @sophiemcneill: Once again @EliotHiggins & @bellingcat with the world's best open source investigative work http://twitter.com/...
J Michael Waller / @jmichaelwaller: As a GRU agent, the assassin is a Russian military officer. This means that Russia launched a military attack on the United Kingdom, and that @NATO's Article 5 can be invoked. Extremely dangerous. http://twitter.com/...
Peter Jukes / @peterjukes: I've worked with @EliotHiggins on and off for 7 years. I came up with the name @bellingcat I can categorically swear on oath the origins of his work. Meanwhile, what happened to those Gold and Diamond deals you offered @Arron_banks ? https://twitter.com/...
Jamie Bartlett / @jamiejbartlett: Remarkable piece of open source journalism - includes scouring yearbook photos & passport application forms. Anyone interested in modern OSINT should not only read the story, but also note the specific techniques used. http://twitter.com/...
Donnelle Eller / Des Moines Register:
Trump's allegation of Chinese election interference via “propaganda ads” refers to a clearly labeled China Daily ad supplement, akin to ones run in NYT and WaPo — Twice Wednesday, President Donald Trump pointed to a Chinese government-backed advertising insert in the Des Moines Register …
Discussion: @realdonaldtrump, NextShark, Financial Times, @davidmdrucker, New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Fortune and The Daily Beast
Donald J. Trump / @realdonaldtrump: China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news. That's because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over! http://twitter.com/...
David M. Drucker / @davidmdrucker: This propaganda has been running for years as paid insert into the WaPo. Putting in the DSM is new related to trade war. But China's practice of doing this pre-dates Trump. =>> https://twitter.com/...
Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed News: Trump's Evidence Of Chinese Meddling In The Midterms Is An Ad In An Iowa Newspaper
Eamon Barrett / Fortune: ‘It Will Come Out:’ Trump Accuses Beijing of Meddling in U.S. Elections Without Giving Proof
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: federal prosecutors have opened a probe into ad buying and have begun issuing subpoenas, examining practices including rebates from media outlets — Investigation examines whether advertising agencies received rebates from media outlets — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan …
Brian Steinberg / Variety: Madison Avenue Ad-Buying Practices Under Federal Scrutiny (Report)
Larissa Faw / MediaPost: Havas Subpoenaed Over Media-Buying Practices
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
In a rare solo news conference, Trump made clear he is never more engaged than when he is sparring with the news media that he loves to say he hates — Sometime after he doubted the character of George Washington ("Didn't he have a couple things in his past?"), urged a wire-service reporter …
Ashley Parker / Washington Post: ‘Give it to me’: Trump lets loose with 81 minutes of bluster, falsehoods and insults
Jon Greenberg / PolitiFact: Fact-checking Donald Trump's press conference on eve of Kavanaugh, Ford hearings
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: Reliable Sources: Where to watch Thursday's SCOTUS hearing
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast: Trump Interrupts, Talks Over Female Reporters to Defend Kavanaugh at Insane Press Conference
Connor Ennis / @ennisnyt: “Can you imagine if you didn't have me?” @grynbaum in the room with Trump doing what he loves most: sparring with the media https://nyti.ms/2N6p8BC
Jim Rich / @therealjimrich: Such a playful, “he's not that bad after all” take off of that Trump presser by a “media correspondent” is an utter embarrassment. I know this was not the Times' lone piece on this, but did anyone read this before hitting the publish button? http://www.nytimes.com/...
Robert Costa / @costareports: President Trump just mentioned Elton John at his news conference. Trump's fmr campaign aides are surely not surprised. They'd often say Trump was at his most comfortable and relaxed post-rally w/ a Big Mac on a paper plate and an Elton John concert on the 767's big-screen TV.
Ashley Parker / @ashleyrparker: Midway through Trump's 81-min presser, my editor ran over and assigned me a scene piece. There was not much time. I did my best. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Ashley Parker / @ashleyrparker: Pick your poison: @grynbaum and I take you front and center into Trump's 81-minutes of sheer news and delight. From the paper the president once loved ( https://www.nytimes.com/... ) and the one he never much liked ( https://wapo.st/2zxW2aS ).
@politifact: We fact-checked @realDonaldTrump's press conference on eve of Kavanaugh, Ford hearings http://www.politifact.com/... #Kavanaugh http://twitter.com/...
@nytimes: “Yes, please. Mr. Kurd. Go ahead,” President Trump said, referring to a Kurdish journalist. That reporter's real name is Rahim Rashidi and he was thrilled. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: He had a great time at his press conference. He had a ball. He was in his element. He enjoyed himself. He loved the “sparring.” How showed off his knowledge. He was engaged. He was comfortable. It goes on and on like this. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Joel Mathis / The Week: Takeaways from Trump's bonkers press conference
Wallace Matthews / New York Times:
After 45 years of broadcasting matches, HBO is dropping live boxing events in 2019 following a decline in viewership — After 45 years, more than 1,000 fights and some of the most lucrative and controversial matches of all time, HBO is throwing in the towel on professional boxing.
Discussion: The Wrap, Awful Announcing, Business Insider, The Big Lead, Deadspin, Fightful and TV Tattle
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap: HBO to Throw in The Towel on Live Boxing Matches After 45 Years
John Lynch / Business Insider: HBO is ‘pivoting away’ from professional boxing, 45 years after broadcasting its first match
Bobby Burack / The Big Lead: What is Next for HBO Boxing's Biggest Stars?
Samer Kalaf / Deadspin: HBO Is Getting Out Of Boxing After 45 Years
Norman Weiss / TV Tattle: HBO is done with boxing after 45 years
Barbara Allen / Poynter:
The Oklahoman announces it has been sold to GateHouse Media and immediately lays off 37 staffers, with an estimate of 15 staffers from the newsroom — The Oklahoman Media Company, the state's biggest, announced today that it was being sold to GateHouse Media — and laid off 37 staffers.
Discussion: @tcb, @adijoseph, @cathjsweeney, @bigahickey, @dabeard, KFOR-TV and Daily Oklahoman
Cory Brown / @tcb: Don't make people sit through your bullshit deck if you are cutting their jobs. http://www.poynter.org/... http://twitter.com/...
Adi Joseph / @adijoseph: This is unbelievable. https://www.poynter.org/... pic.twitter.com/OxVK1PirYR
Catherine Sweeney / @cathjsweeney: “They sat through a 35-minute presentation about the sale... (Publisher) said those who'd been laid off had just been notified via email, and their firings were effective immediately. The entire room then checked their phones, as the meeting disintegrated” http://www.poynter.org/...
Alex Hickey / @bigahickey: Tragic to see this company continue to purchase legitimate, respected newspapers. They all meet the same outcome. http://twitter.com/...
David Beard / @dabeard: Stone cold: 1. Publisher gets staff together 2. Says there's an email out to those he's fired 3. Staff checks phones. 4. Meeting disintegrates. Today, at Oklahoma's largest paper. https://www.poynter.org/... By @barbara_allen_
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Facebook introduces In-Stream Reserve for companies to advertise on premium video and ThruPlay, which charges for ads only if they are viewed for 15+ seconds — - Facebook is adding more ways for brands to be selective about what videos and shows they advertise on, similar to programs Google offers for YouTube.
Discussion: Facebook, Adweek, The Wrap and Business Insider
Lauren Johnson / Business Insider: Facebook is going right after the $70 billion TV ad market …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Business Insider to allow advertisers to buy its inventory programmatically across all of its European editions starting October — Business Insider is allowing advertisers to buy its inventory programmatically across all its European editions. — The Axel Springer-owned publisher …
Alexander Fanta / European Journalism Observatory:
Study: Google's Digital News Initiative has given €115M to European journalism projects over the past three years with the majority going to legacy institutions — Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Google - many tech companies are involved in journalism. A major force, however, is Google's News Initiative.
Discussion: @martinsfp and Netzpolitik.org
Martin Bryant / @martinsfp: It's interesting reading this having worked with the DNI Fund team earlier this year. Regardless of that fact though, I've always thought the money Google puts into the European media ecosystem is a net benefit for everyone involved. http://twitter.com/...
Justin Milne, chairman of Australian broadcaster ABC, resigns after reports he demanded journalists be fired because the government didn't like their stories — ABC chairman Justin Milne has resigned after reports he demanded journalists be sacked because the government didn't like their stories.
Discussion: BBC, The Conversation, Mumbrella, ABC, The Guardian, @bevanshields, NPR, @janeenorman, Variety, @bkjabour, @stephanieando, Scroll.in, @brettmasonnews, @unionsaustralia, @jekearsley, @strom_m, @theage, The Guardian, @emilybell, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Dodd / The Conversation: With Justin Milne gone, how does the ABC go about restoring its crucial independence?
Vivienne Kelly / Mumbrella: Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role
The Guardian: ‘I never provided instructions anyone should be sacked’, says former ABC chair Justin Milne - as it happened
Bevan Shields / @bevanshields: Justin Milne resigns and we are now in the extraordinary position where the ABC does not have a managing director or a chairman http://www.smh.com.au/... #auspol
Scott Neuman / NPR: Head Of Australian Broadcasting Corp. Quits Amid Editorial Independence ‘Firestorm’
Jane Norman / @janeenorman: Outgoing ABC Chairman Justin Milne: “I have never been directed by any member of parliament to seek the sacking of an ABC staff member, nor have I ever directed ABC management to sack a staff member.” #auspol @politicsabc pic.twitter.com/o3JJVWw8Q3
Patrick Frater / Variety: Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corp. Resigns, Deepening Leadership Crisis
Bridie Jabour / @bkjabour: This is freakin' appalling and scary. The ABC chairman urged Michelle Guthrie to sack Emma Alberici because the government was unhappy with her journalism. A journo facing the sack because the govt “hates” them!! http://www.smh.com.au/...
Stephanie Anderson / @stephanieando: Read the story in question here http://mobile.abc.net.au/... #auspol #ausecon http://twitter.com/...
Scroll.in: Australia: Chief of national news network ABC quits after claims of government interference
Brett Mason / @brettmasonnews: Justin Milne tells @leighsales: “I think I should resign because, clearly, there is a lot of pressure on the #ABC It's clearly not a good thing for everyone to be trying to do their job with this kind of firestorm going on, I wanted to provide a release valve.” #auspol @SBSNews pic.twitter.com/SgYrIM6xZn
Australian Unions / @unionsaustralia: Justin Milne may be gone, but we still need to determine the extent of government interference in the running of the public broadcaster. We support ABC staff standing up for a fiercely independent public broadcaster. We need it now more than ever.
Jonathan Kearsley / @jekearsley: Former ABC Chairman Justin Milne tells @abcnews “Nobody from the government has ever rung me and told me what to do in relation to the ABC. Nobody ever told me to hire anybody, fire anybody or anything else.” @9NewsAUS
Marcus Strom / @strom_m: Full public inquiry needed @withMEAA statement on resignation of Justin Milne as ABC Chairman https://www.meaa.org/...
@theage: ABC chairman Justin Milne reportedly asked managing director Michelle Guthrie to sack political editor Andrew Probyn http://ow.ly/...
The Guardian: Justin Milne ‘would intervene’ with ABC executives about stories he disliked, sources say
Emily Bell / @emilybell: If you have missed the scandal in Australian public broadcasting it is quite something http://twitter.com/...
John McDuling / The Age: Now Justin Milne has gone, the entire ABC board is exposed and may have to follow him out the door
Max Willens / Digiday:
The New York Post plans a paid membership program with extra services or experiences targeted at readers of its sports and gossip coverage for H1 2019 — If you've ever wanted to go to a Yankees game with your favorite New York Post columnist, next year might be your chance.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Julian Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks but retains publisher title, appoints Icelandic journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson to replace him as EIC — Julian Assange has stepped aside as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, with the group saying his departure was “due to the extraordinary circumstances” …
Joe Concha / The Hill: Julian Assange replaced as Wikileaks editor-in-chief
Jason Murdock / Newsweek: WikiLeaks: Julian Assange Steps Down as Editor After Being Silenced by Ecuador
Jon Fingas / Engadget: WikiLeaks replaces Julian Assange as editor-in-chief