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8:20 AM ET, June 13, 2019


 Top News: 
Nicholas Diakopoulos / The Conversation:
How artificial intelligence will create new types of work in journalism as human roles evolve to suit AI's capabilities and accommodate its limitations  —  Some estimates suggest that current levels of AI technology could automate only about 15% of a reporter's job and 9% of an editor's job.
Discussion: Nieman Lab and @charliebeckett
Mark Stencel / Duke Reporters' Lab:
Tally finds the number of fact-checking outlets surged 26% to 188 in more than 60 countries since February 2018 amid strong growth in Asia and Latin America  —  Strong growth in Asia and Latin America helps fuel global increase.  —  The number of fact-checking outlets around the world …
Discussion: @mantzarlis and Poynter
Emily Tamkin / Columbia Journalism Review:
CJR's public editor for CNN questions the value of evasive TV guests who repeat Trump points, but have no responsibility for policy or any particular expertise  —  In March, as Chris Cuomo made the toss from his primetime show to Don Lemon's CNN Tonight, Cuomo reflected on an interview with Kellyanne Conway …
The Charlotte Observer:
Frank Barrows, who worked for more than 30 years at The Charlotte Observer as a sports reporter, writer, and managing editor, died Wednesday at 72  —  Frank Barrows, a beloved former managing editor of the Charlotte Observer whose journalism career took him from sports writing to leading …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Real estate billionaire Sam Zell and other former Tribune execs reach a $200M settlement over the media company's disastrous 2007 leveraged buyout  —  (Reuters) - Real estate billionaire Sam Zell and other former officers and directors of Tribune Co have reached a $200 million settlement resolving allegations …
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times
Kevin Anderson / What's New in Publishing:
Consolidation among newspaper publishers allows newspapers to buy time by eliminating redundancies and shrinking staff, but the next recession could sink them  —  Years ago, just as the rumours of Microsoft buying Nokia were hotting up, I was speaking at a conference with media futurist Robert Tercek.
Jared Holt / Columbia Journalism Review:
How sites including RedState and Breitbart amplified unsupported claims of nefarious ties between antifascists and reporters who cover the far-right  —  Last month, a number of media outlets ran stories touting claims from a study posted on Twitter that alleged nefarious connections between …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Survey finds 16% of US respondents pay for news, and 11% on average in nine other countries, but most people who do pay for news only have one subscription  —  Publishers worldwide are installing paywalls, but many — even most — won't succeed.  Private WhatsApp groups are becoming the default …
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed News:
Study by Equality Labs into Facebook's content moderation in India finds it failed to delete hundreds of posts targeting minorities despite flagging  —  TUNIS, Tunisia — Facebook failed to delete hundreds of memes, images, and posts targeting caste, LGBT, and religious minorities in India …
Ben Miller / New York Business Journal:
Media network TheMaven agrees to pay $16.5M to acquire financial news site TheStreet, which was founded in 1996 by CNBC host Jim Cramer  —  Financial information company TheStreet Inc. said it's been purchased for $16.5 million.  New York-based TheStreet (Nasdaq: TST) said the purchaser is TheMaven Inc. …
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Ashley Rodriguez / Business Insider:
After report that shrinking satellite TV giants Dish and DirecTV are open to merging, analysts say regulators may allow it in this competitive video environment
Discussion: Multichannel News
 Earlier Picks: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Meeker's chart on time spent and ad spend across media segments shows print took 7% of spending in 2018 and just 3% of attention, implying it will fall further
Nick R. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Journalist David Neiwert says Twitter suspended his account because he used a profile image that included art from his book cover showing Ku Klux Klan hoods