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3:05 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.”
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  —  Guys, I've been refused entry into US. Sections 212 (a) (7) (A) (i) (I). Me going to DC is “entry into the labor” market and I'd be “imported labor”. I've never been pulled aside at a US border let alone refused entry.
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  —  PodPass gets some positive early reviews.  Also: a new network for kids' audio, the CBC translates podcasts to TV, and are daily news shows having any real-world impact?
 
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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
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
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