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11:35 PM ET, November 1, 2020


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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
With fears that Trump may prematurely claim victory, journalists must to do something that is not in their nature: be patient and not join a rush to judgment  —  Almost two months before the 2016 presidential election, Dave Wasserman, an editor at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, wrote a prescient piece.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Since 2016, Trump's ongoing spectacle has slowed the decline of legacy media, but this election, regardless of who wins, marks the end of an era for the media  —  Trump made the legacy media great again.  Here's what's next for them.  —  There's a media phenomenon the old-time blogger Mickey Kaus calls …
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
In an editor's note, The Atlantic says it regrets commissioning a story by Ruth Shalit Barrett, has updated her byline, thought she deserved a “second chance”  —  In pointing out errors and fabrications in a wildly popular story about niche sports, the magazine said it was wrong …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fact-checking finds more problems with The Atlantic story on niche sports by Ruth S. Barrett, who had a scandal-ridden record when using the byline Ruth Shalit  —  Over a couple of paragraphs in a recent story on niche sports and college athletics, Ruth S. Barrett writes of two injuries sustained …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
AP says it will be more transparent with calling US elections, explaining how its experts make decisions and why they hold off declaring a winner in tight races  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press, one of several news organizations whose declarations of winners drive election coverage …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
How news outlets are preparing for election night, with plans for extended live coverage and transparency about what's known and what isn't
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter allows NY Post's account to tweet again, updating its practice of “not retroactively overturning prior enforcement”  —  Social-media company reverses policy that previously required newspaper to delete old tweets before being able to tweet again
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:
Survey of 136 news industry leaders from 38 countries: 55% say remote work has helped efficiency and 48% are planning to downsize physical premises  —  Reckoning with the lack of diversity in newsrooms |  Attracting, developing and retaining talent |  Executive summary ↑
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Reuters survey: 42% of news leaders globally say improving ethnic diversity in their newsroom is the highest diversity priority, while 18% say gender diversity  —  More than four out of ten newsroom employees believe ethnic diversity is the highest diversity priority in the next year …
Mark Graham / Internet Archive Blogs:
The Internet Archive starts adding banners on some Wayback Machine pages with links that provide contextual information from fact-checking organizations  —  Fact checking organizations and origin websites sometimes have information about pages archived in the Wayback Machine.
New York Times:
How publishing houses are increasingly making senior-level hires and structural changes to improve diversity, like Hachette's newly launched imprint Legacy Lit  —  The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn't abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business.
Peter Sterne / New York Magazine:
Greenwald's break with The Intercept was inevitable: he planned to leave, viewed editing as censorship, and Substack may be able to match his six-figure salary  —  On Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald denounced The Intercept, the news outlet he co-founded six years ago, and announced his immediate resignation.
Vignesh Ramachandran / Nieman Lab:
Brown Institute's Local News Lab is partnering with small- and medium-sized newsrooms to help build dynamic paywalls that adapt to content or reader behavior  —  Paywalls are nothing new.  But using advances in machine learning to make paywalls “smarter” could help resource-strapped local newsrooms …
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Pew Research Center:
Among six public US newspaper companies, ad revenue fell by a median 42% YoY in Q2; circulation revenue fell by 8% YoY; labor expenses in four fell a median 20%
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Tim Davie says that BBC journalists can attend Pride marches, if they aren't seen as taking a stand on “politicized issues”, though what that means is unclear