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1:55 PM ET, August 6, 2019

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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Amid widespread criticism, the New York Times' Dean Baquet acknowledges its “bad” front page headline about Trump's speech following mass shootings  —  Amid criticism of its “Trump Urges Unity Against Racism” headline, the executive editor says he “understood” concern, but hopes people read the “strong” coverage beneath.
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Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
Lessons for journalists in light of Beto O'Rourke's anger at media for asking obvious questions to which we know the answers  —  O'Rourke, then Ocasio-Cortez, then Glaude give journos a lesson in their field and their nation  —  This post began with Beto O'Rourke's lesson.  Then I added Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Since January, Trump's campaign has posted 2,000+ immigration-focused Facebook ads that use the word “invasion”; report suggests the ads cost $1.25M  —  Some of President Trump's re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border …
John Temple / The Atlantic:
Editor of the Denver's Rocky Mountain News during the Columbine shootings laments journalism's apparent inability to change the pattern of mass shootings
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”
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Rupert Murdoch's New York Post urges Trump to ban assault weapons with blunt cover and editorial
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Tech news site The Markup reinstalls editor Julia Angwin along with six of the seven editorial staffers who quit in protest over Angwin's firing in April  —  It has been a turbulent few months for The Markup, a news start-up with ambitions to combine investigative and data-driven journalism to cover the world of technology.
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
GateHouse Media owner New Media Investment Group to acquire Gannett in a deal worth $1.38B; together the companies operate more than 260 daily news operations  —  GateHouse Media owner and USA TODAY owner Gannett have agreed to merge in a deal aimed at cutting overlapping costs and enabling …
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Washington Post:
GateHouse's Gannett acquisition, billed as about increasing efficiency, will likely lead to syndicated USA Today-style stories over local reporting and job cuts
Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Viacom-owned Pluto TV adds more channels based on Viacom's popular franchises, including MTV and Comedy Central, plus “pop-up” channels around live events  —  A slate of channels from MTV, CMT, TV Land, and Comedy Central will launch on Pluto TV, the Viacom-owned streaming service announced on Tuesday morning.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Joe Marchese's new media holding company, Attention Capital, hopes to acquire various media brands; source: the firm aims to raise $400M-$500M  —  Attention - please.  —  In an industry eager to play up the worth of proxies for consumer attention - things like clicks, likes and retweets …
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Sunday Times staff say problems with unpaid work described in a recent Sunday Times column are widespread in the Sunday Times newsroom  —  “People use establishment connections to get their goddaughters two weeks on the features desk.”  —  When columnist Emma Gannon posted her latest Sunday Times piece …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
After eight months of talks with Boston Globe management, Boston Newspaper Guild stages lunchtime walkout, will file a complaint alleging unfair labor practices  —  The increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the Boston Newspaper Guild and Boston Globe management have taken a turn for the worse.
 
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Edmund Lee / New York Times:
HBO show “Succession”, with characters inspired by Murdoch and Redstone, accurately depicts the boardroom machinations behind the merger-mad media industry
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Micah Lee / The Intercept:
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Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube removes account of Soph, a girl who attracted 800K+ subs through racist and anti-Muslim videos, after uploading an anti-LGBTQ video alluding to violence
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation donates $1.2M to the Maynard Institute to create a program dedicated to bettering newsroom diversity, starting with a six-month pilot program