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9:10 PM ET, July 23, 2019


 Top News: 
Maxwell Strachan / HuffPost:
Lessons from the fall of Mic, the millennial-focused, Facebook-dependent site which left staffers exhausted, distrustful of leadership, and financially insecure  —  “I don't need a pair of Nikes.  I need a 401(k)" — and other lessons from the death of a venture-backed, Facebook-dependent, millennial-focused news site.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Bustle Digital Group acquires Inverse, a science- and geek culture-focused site, which was founded by Bleacher Report cofounder Dave Nemetz and had raised $6M  —  Bustle Digital Group has made another acquisition in an attempt to grow beyond its female-focused audience.
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Profile of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, who has donated $100M+ to charities and who champions “vigorous, trustworthy journalism” and women in tech  —  Craig Newmark is a self-proclaimed nerd and reformed jerk.  Now he's putting money behind his politics.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Jodi Rudoren, a veteran editor and reporter at The New York Times, has been named editor in chief of The Forward, a 122-year-old Jewish publication  —  The Forward, a 122-year-old Jewish publication, named a new leader of its newsroom on Tuesday, appointing Jodi Rudoren …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
In a court document, lawyers for Cesar Sayoc, who pleaded guilty to mailing explosives to 13 people, say Fox & Friends and Hannity helped radicalize Sayoc  —  Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in March to mailing improvised explosive devices to 13 people, including many prominent Democratic figures …
Alexa O'Brien / Defense One:
Coverage of civilian casualties in the war on ISIS has been largely absent due to low editorial priority and a perceived lack of public interest  —  New studies reveal important gaps in coverage of this aspect of the anti-ISIS operation, largely a war of air strikes.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey of 10,618 Americans from last fall: 61% say the news media intentionally ignores important stories, 19% say media is biased or focused on opinions  —  It's not just the media institutions — Americans' trust in the federal government, and each other, is dropping.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
News UK halved the number of podcasts it produces to 22 last year and saw double the downloads and triple the ad revenue  —  In an effort to focus its resources with fewer, more specific shows, News UK cut the number of podcasts it produces in half, to 22 last year.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Discussion: @guykawasaki and AdExchanger
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Andrew Griffith, who is COO and CFO of European pay-TV giant Sky, is leaving to serve as new UK PM Boris Johnson's senior business adviser, starting Wednesday  —  Andrew Griffith is leaving the Comcast-owned European pay TV giant to serve as Boris Johnson's senior business adviser, effective Wednesday.
Discussion: Reuters and The Guardian
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
News UK's The Times and Sunday Times get permission from the government to share more journalists; the company has declined to comment on potential job cuts
Discussion: The Guardian
James Walker / Press Gazette:
EU allots €1.5M to responding to press freedom violations, like providing “tangible protection for journalists,” as part of €4.2M in funding for media projects
Brian Stelter / CNN:
A look at the work of Puerto Rican news nonprofit CPI, whose publication of texts sent by the governor has partly sparked protests demanding his resignation
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Study of 4M+ tweets during 2017 elections: the ratio of links to professional news sources vs. “junk news” was 7:1 in France, 5:1 in UK, and 4:1 in Germany
 Earlier Picks: 
Wudan Yan:
Freelance journalist documents the frustrations encountered and energy spent trying to hold three late-paying publications accountable for $5000+ they owed her
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu:
[Thread] Newsrooms can't ignore Trump's outrageous behavior without normalizing him, but they do have options for responsible coverage beyond “taking the bait”
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
After Epstein got out of jail, Forbes, HuffPost, and National Review ran puff pieces about him, not mentioning his conviction, largely via outside contributors
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation invests $50M at 11 American universities and research institutions to better understand how technology is transforming democracy