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11:20 AM ET, August 5, 2019

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Bill Bostock / Business Insider:
Despite the fact that the El Paso shooter's language echoed Trump's, Trump blames the media for contributing “anger and rage that has built up over many years”  —  - President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of inciting anger in the US after gunmen killed a combined 29 people in two shootings in Texas and Ohio.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Journalists must change how they report on mass shootings by shining a light on solutions, insisting on more accountability from officials, and taking a side  —  Sadly, we in the news media know just how to do it.  —  When a mass shooting happens, even when it happens twice in a 24-hour period …
Niraj Chokshi / New York Times:
Christian humor site Babylon Bee feuds with Snopes, claiming Snopes went too far in fact-checking satirical stories, which Snopes had suggested deceived readers  —  The Babylon Bee says Snopes went too far in fact-checking a satirical story.  Snopes had suggested the Bee twisted its joke to deceive readers.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Rui Pinto, Der Spiegel's “Football Leaks” source, now jailed in Portugal, who lawyers argue should have the same legal protections as whistleblowers  —  In 2016, a man who called himself John gave Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, 1.9 terabytes of data, or the equivalent of 500,000 Bibles.
Jessica Bennett / New York Times:
Playboy after the Hefner family: a young, socially conscious staff recruits female interviewers and photographers for its recently relaunched ad-free quarterly  —  The Hefners are gone, and so is the magazine's short-lived ban on nudity — as well as virtually anyone on the staff over 35.
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Interview with Pearson CEO John Fallon on the company's pivot from print to renting out cheaper digital textbooks, its upcoming Aida apps to help students, more  —  The list price for a new copy of Pearson's calculus textbook in hardcover is $277.  But the rental market for used print copies …
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason:
Section 230 of the CDA is the internet's First Amendment; repealing it would hurt online speech and marginalized groups more than it would hurt Big Tech  —  From Josh Hawley to Kamala Harris, online free speech is under attack.  —  Imagine, for a moment, the following series of online exchanges.
Discussion: @enbrown and @enbrown
 
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Pak Yiu / AFP Correspondent:
A first-hand account of reporting in Xinjiang, China: suspicious people filming and following journalists, a fake car crash, roadblocks, and more
Maddy Myers / Kotaku:
E3 website leaks personal info, including addresses and phone numbers, of 2,000+ reporters and content creators; E3 has removed file but data still circulates
Daniela Flamini / Poynter:
Internet shutdowns, which are on the rise by governments who say they're necessary to curb misinformation, can bar the dissemination of accurate information
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment responds to the streaming age by splitting with Universal, raising cash to branch out into new content forms
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Richard Fausset / New York Times:
A look at The Warroad Pioneer's 121-year history, the Minnesota paper's role in the community, and its last days, “a death by familiar cuts”
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN analyst and Playboy correspondent Brian Karem says the White House suspended his press pass for 30 days; CNN says WH cited Karem's dispute with Seb Gorka
Luis Gomez / Medium:
Survey of 160 former journalists finds 58% left in the last 3 years, 18% in 2019; 45% had worked in the field for 10+ years; 87% worked in print at one point
AAJA Voices:
Data collected from ~150 interns who worked at seven top news orgs shows 65% went to the most selective four-year colleges; NYT, WaPo, WSJ recruited from top 1%