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The New York Times Bret Stephens

Is the news media an ‘existential’ threat?

"To suggest that Vladimir Putin is a distant nuisance but Maggie Haberman or David Sanger is an existential threat to our civilization isn’t seeing things plain, to put it mildly."

CNN Oliver Darcy

Fox News turns to Hillary Clinton amid negative news for Trump

"As a cloud of negative news hangs over President Donald Trump and his administration, a familiar face has been all over the airwaves on Fox News: Hillary Clinton."

The Toronto Star DANIEL DALE

Donald Trump made 17 false claims in that wild New York Times interview, more than 400 in his first six months

"...The interview was also notable for Trump’s dishonest ramblings."

CJR

The Public Editor’s Club at The New York Times as told by the six who lived it

"'Picking the wings off flies' is how one former New York Times public editor described the job."

NPR ELIZABETH JENSEN

NPR.org to more clearly label opinion pieces

"Starting July 25, online content that is currently labeled as "Commentary" — including pieces on the 13.7: Cosmos & Culture blog and the NPR Ombudsman column — will instead be called "Opinion," highlighted in bright blue."

Politico JOSH DAWSEY

Scaramucci under consideration for White House communications post

"Longtime supporter and financier has been in talks with President Trump’s communications shop."

The Sunlight Foundation

On Trump, transparency and democracy

"In this report, we offer a comprehensive but not exhaustive accounting of the Trump administration’s record on open government to date."

The Outline Laura June, Adrianne Jeffries and Gaby Del Valle

Here’s what 26 publicists said when asked about BuzzFeed’s story asking publicists about R. Kelly

"After an explosive investigative report revealed that R. Kelly is trapping women in an abusive cult, BuzzFeed yesterday asked the representatives of 43 of R. Kelly’s former collaborators ... if they would work with the artist again."

Digiday Jessica Davies

The Financial Times uses events to fight subscriber churn

"The publisher’s editorial team has hosted 10 FT Engage events in London over the last year, each with a core purpose: to build more direct relationships with subscribers, while also attracting new ones, by offering exclusive access to FT journalists."

Nieman Lab Shan Wang

Chicas Poderosas is launching an accelerator in Latin America for digital news projects led by women

"Chicas has now secured initial funding for a formal accelerator program aimed at women across Latin America interested in starting their own independent digital news organizations or projects ... and will focus on sharpening these news ideas in their earliest stages."

Columbia Journalism Review Simon Galperin

Journalism is a public service. Why don’t we fund it like one?

"As the industry struggles to build the business model of the future, it’s missing an opportunity to embrace a funding mechanism that can enshrine journalism as a public service: the special service district."

J-Source H.G. Watson

CityNews in Toronto is experimenting with anchorless newscasts

"At 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. there are now no anchors to be found. Instead, reporters are running the show, throwing to each other’s stories from the field and in the studio."

Digiday Max Willens

How Hearst is experimenting in commerce and content

"For the past 18 months, Hearst Magazines Digital Media has been building a site that is helping it figure out the ins and outs of affiliate commerce."

Nieman Lab Joseph Lichterman

This Danish startup evolved into a 'newsletter company' because that was what its readers wanted

"The briefing features a mix of original reporting that focuses on a single topic each week — cultural writing, an editorial, and curated links to other outlets around the Internet."

Digiday Lucia Moses

‘I could hardly get up to go to the bathroom’: Confessions of a New York Times copy editor

"Tensions have been running high at The New York Times, where editorial staffers last month walked out in protest over plans to streamline the overall news production process, which will result in fewer copy editors."

In case you missed it

The New York Times Bret Stephens

Is the news media an ‘existential’ threat?

"To suggest that Vladimir Putin is a distant nuisance but Maggie Haberman or David Sanger is an existential threat to our civilization isn’t seeing things plain, to put it mildly."

CNN Oliver Darcy

Fox News turns to Hillary Clinton amid negative news for Trump

"As a cloud of negative news hangs over President Donald Trump and his administration, a familiar face has been all over the airwaves on Fox News: Hillary Clinton."

The Toronto Star DANIEL DALE

Donald Trump made 17 false claims in that wild New York Times interview, more than 400 in his first six months

"...The interview was also notable for Trump’s dishonest ramblings."

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