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8:05 AM ET, November 2, 2020


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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
With fears that Trump may prematurely claim victory, journalists must 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 …
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
Columbia Journalism Review:
A review finds that less than half of 1,100 posts across Facebook and Instagram containing falsehoods debunked by third-party partners bore fact-checking labels  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, has been back in Congress this week to talk about the need to reform how social-media platforms moderate content …
The Guardian:
UK High Court rules against Johnny Depp in his libel suit against The Sun and its publisher News Group Newspapers, which described him as a “wife beater”  —  Pirates of Caribbean actor had sued newspaper publisher for damage to his reputation  —  The Hollywood actor Johnny Depp …
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.
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 …
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.
Alison Flood / The Guardian:, an alternative to Amazon that works with over 900 independent stores, is expanding to the UK after launching in the US in February  —, which launched in the US earlier this year, has accelerated UK plans and goes online this week in partnership with more than 130 shops
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.
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT's biggest institutional challenge is its inability to state what it believes and why it matters, defaulting instead to a stance of “letting readers decide”  —  The New York Times landed this era's biggest prize in investigative journalism when it obtained Donald Trump's tax returns.
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