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6:55 PM ET, August 26, 2019

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New York Times:
Sources: pro-Trump operatives have collected dossiers of damaging old social media posts by journalists and are releasing them in response to critical coverage  —  WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation …
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Hamilton Nolan / Splinter:
Journalists should not claim it's unfair to publish their tweets, even if done in bad faith, as they are not qualitatively different from the average person  —  Many journalists are very indignant that Trump allies are reportedly combing through social media to identify embarrassing things …
A.G. Sulzberger / The New York Times Company:
NYT memo from Publisher A.G. Sulzberger: we'll respond to any legitimate problems appropriately and continue to cover the Trump administration like any other  —  A note to staff by New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger calling attention to a Times story about a campaign led …
Bernie Sanders / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bernie Sanders on his plans to reform the media if elected president, including a moratorium on major mergers and giving staff the option to purchase outlets  —  Walter Cronkite once said that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.”  He was absolutely right …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: The Atlantic, recently making a profit of ~$10M, is now losing money due to 2018 decision to hire ~100 new staff; paywall launch planned after Sept. 2  —  The 162-year-old magazine to relaunch paywall after investment spree  —  Last year, the Atlantic put on hold its plans to launch …
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
As streaming wars heat up, kids programming is serving as a way for streaming services to stand out, attract new subscribers, and then keep them  —  Why platforms are wooing the youngest viewers  —  When HBO partnered with the studio behind Sesame Street in 2015 to relocate Bert and Ernie …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Q&A with CBS CEO Joe Ianniello on the challenges ahead for ViacomCBS, including whether it will be big enough to compete with other conglomerates  —  When former CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves was fired over sexual harassment allegations a year ago …
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Al Franken allegations show that journalism is an inadequate substitute for conclusive proceedings, as we get to believe in whatever truth we like best  —  Investigative reporting started #MeToo.  We're now asking it to do too much.  —  Journalism has been among the heroes of the #MeToo movement.
AJ Naddaff / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Muhammad Najem, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee whose family chronicled Syrian struggles after their father was killed by an airstrike while in a mosque  —  Around Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Muhammad Najem, age 16, is known as the “Little Journalist.”
Andy Bounds / Financial Times:
Research: boycott of The Sun newspaper in Merseyside, UK after 1989 Hillsborough disaster reduced Euroscepticism in the area and increased its Remain vote  —  A long-running boycott of The Sun newspaper on Merseyside reduced Euroscepticism in the area and had a positive influence on its Remain vote …
 
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Caroline Crampton / Nieman Lab:
RadioPublic's CEO and CTO propose an open protocol, PodPass, that would allow podcast listeners to access premium content inside their usual listening app
Carolyn Dunn / @carolyndunncbc:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent says she was denied entry into the US as she tried to travel to Washington, DC, for a temporary assignment
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Lilly Singh as she prepares for her late-night debut on NBC and juggles YouTube, her show, and other projects
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Sonam Vashi / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Mario Guevara, a reporter for Atlanta's Mundo Hispánico, and the tightrope he walks between police sources and people in Spanish-speaking communities
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A look at The Philadelphia Inquirer, three years into nonprofit ownership, as low morale persists after newsroom buyouts and a lack of pay raises
Dana Feldman / Forbes:
eMarketer: 55.3% of Americans will view content via OTT subscriptions in 2019; Netflix to lose market share to Hulu and Amazon Prime Video over next few years
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