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12:30 PM ET, August 6, 2019

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Ross A. Lincoln / The Wrap:
The NYT, after changing the headline of a report about Trump's speech on recent shootings due to widespread condemnation, faces further uproar with new headline  —  Following a severe backlash, the New York Times has changed the headline to a story about the speech Donald Trump made Monday …
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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.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Rupert Murdoch's New York Post urges Trump to ban assault weapons with blunt cover and editorial  —  New York (CNN Business)One of President Trump's favorite newspapers, the New York Post, is delivering him a message.  —  “President Trump, America is scared and we need bold action,” Monday's front page reads.
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”
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
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  —  Gannett and GateHouse announce agreement to try to save costs amid steep newspaper industry decline.
Henry Chu / Variety:
Vivendi says it is in talks with Tencent to sell a 10% stake in Universal Music Group for €3B; Tencent would get a one-year option to buy another 10%  —  Chinese digital giant Tencent has entered negotiations with French media conglomerate Vivendi to buy a 10% stake in Universal Music Group.
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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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 …
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 …
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  —  Hidden debt, asset swaps, corporate raids: Financial journalists and a playwright well versed in the Enron scandal watch …
Discussion: Variety
 
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