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OC Weekly GUSTAVO ARELLANO

OC Register parent company to offer buyouts so that layoffs (hopefully) don't come

"An email announcing a buyout plan just went out to all employees at the Southern California News Group (SCNG), the parent company of the Orange County Register, Long Beach Press Telegram, Riverside Press-Enterprise and basically every daily paper left in Southern California not owned by the Los Angeles Times."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

White House correspondents group decides to exclude some outlets, both left and right

"Officially out: Reporters for the likes of Breitbart News and Mother Jones magazine."

The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Column: Don’t cry for Spicer. His tenure was a disaster from Day One and he should have quit immediately.

"Spicer — awkwardly combative, cringingly defensive and ever-so-easy to parody — started out with a world-class disaster."

Digiday Bethany Biron

Why Conde Nast, with the help of Anna Wintour, is turning to hackathons to innovate

"Hackathons are becoming an increasingly common practice for fashion brands and publications alike, taking a cue from Silicon Valley culture."

Nieman Lab Ricardo Bilton

A new report examines the state of automated journalism in Europe — and what’s holding it back

"Fear not, journalists: Roboreporters are not coming for your jobs, at least not yet."

Bloomberg Technology Gerry Smith

Discovery interest in Scripps driven by visions of $3 TV bundle

"Discovery Communications Inc. wants to offer web-TV service for the price of a Starbucks latte and sees HGTV’s owner as a key part of it."

Digiday Lucinda Southern

How the Guardian is using article surveys to inform editorial decisions

"The Guardian has introduced a tool at the bottom of article pages so readers can vote for topics they want more detail on."

Nieman Lab Anastasia Valeeva

Chat app Telegram, not much loved by the Russian government, still attracts a loyal readership for news

"Meduza, Snob, TV Rain, BBC Russian, and RT weigh in on their publishing and promotion strategies on the platform, which survived a recent tussle with the country’s communications regulator."

Variety TODD SPANGLER

Vice Media laying off 2% of staff amid international, video expansion

"The layoffs are taking place Friday, according to a source familiar with the situation. The cutbacks affect personnel in sales, branded content, editorial and corporate areas in the U.S., Canada and Europe."

The Washington Post Abby Phillip

Scaramucci to be White House communications director

"Wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci will be the new White House communications director after being offered the job by President Trump on Friday, according to a person familiar with the decision."

Adweek Corinne Grinapol

The Hill names Richard Beckman president

"Beckman had served as chief revenue officer at Vice Media, as the organization was developing cable network Viceland, and had been CEO of Three Lions Entertainment before then, from 2013-2014. In January, Beckman was named chief revenue officer at Thrillist and NowThis parent company Group Nine Media."

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."

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OC Weekly GUSTAVO ARELLANO

OC Register parent company to offer buyouts so that layoffs (hopefully) don't come

"An email announcing a buyout plan just went out to all employees at the Southern California News Group (SCNG), the parent company of the Orange County Register, Long Beach Press Telegram, Riverside Press-Enterprise and basically every daily paper left in Southern California not owned by the Los Angeles Times."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

White House correspondents group decides to exclude some outlets, both left and right

"Officially out: Reporters for the likes of Breitbart News and Mother Jones magazine."

The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

Column: Don’t cry for Spicer. His tenure was a disaster from Day One and he should have quit immediately.

"Spicer — awkwardly combative, cringingly defensive and ever-so-easy to parody — started out with a world-class disaster."

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