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Politico Jack Shafer

Warren Hinckle, dead at 77, changed American journalism

"Hinckle mostly added footnotes to the art of journalism during the past 40 years, but during his prime, which ran from 1965 to 1975, he practiced journalism like a political insurrectionist, rushing into combat with one eye patched (from a childhood injury) and even sporting a cape on occasion."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial board

St. Louis Post-Dispatch does some soul searching

"We make no excuses for the challenges this modern business environment poses. We also will make no compromises on the basic tenets laid out by Joseph Pulitzer more than a century ago."

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Fox News fires back at Andrea Tantaros in new motion

"In the first legal response to Andrea Tantaros' lawsuit against it, Fox News says she 'is not a victim; she is an opportunist.'"

BuzzFeed Craig Silverman

A site that Facebook made a top trending topic is a sketchy reprint dactory

"EndingTheFed.com is filled with dubious articles taken from other right-wing websites."

The Hollywood Reporter Tobias Burns

Andrea Tantaros' lawyer issues lie-detector challenge to Fox News

"Tantaros' lawyer sent out a document to reporters this morning with a schedule of questions for Ailes, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti, network co-president Bill Shine and vice president Dianna Brandi."

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

AP chief on patently false Clinton tweet: No regrets!

From The Post's media blogger and opinionator: "There can be no dispute about the tweet. It is wrong, prima facie wrong. Clearly wrong. Patently wrong. Simply wrong."

The Atlantic Derek Thompson

Fox News' biggest competitor: mortality

"As pay TV slowly declines, cable news faces a demographic cliff. And nobody has further to fall than the merchant of right-wing outrage."

The New York Times Neil MacFarquhar

Inside Russia's fake news factory

Russian President Vladimir Putin has "invested heavily in a program of 'weaponized' information, using a variety of means to sow doubt and division. The goal is to weaken cohesion among member states, stir discord in their domestic politics and blunt opposition to Russia."

Adweek David Griner

An in-depth look at the new "Golden Age of Audio"

"In the post-'Serial' age, podcasts are suddenly one of the hottest trends in content. TV stars are clamoring to launch podcasts, while up-and-coming podcasters are getting their own TV shows."

Digiday Grace Caffyn

As WhatsApp starts sharing data with Facebook, some brands see dollar signs

"WhatsApp’s move to roll out features for businesses is a game-changer, but only for 'un-creepy' brands, marketers say."

The New York Times Mark Thompson

New York Times CEO publishes op-ed on Donald Trump

"...For all its protests, anti-rhetoric is just another form of rhetoric and, whether Mr. Trump is conscious of it or not, it has its own rhetorical markers."

Twitter New York Post

Gabriel Sherman: Many of Roger Ailes' alleged harassment episodes are beyond statute of limitations

"2 sources briefed on PW investigation say 21CF in settlement talks w/ only 3 women whose harassment by Ailes is within statute of limitation."

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Donald Trump demands apology from Mika Brzezinski

"The GOP nominee says Friday's interview of Burns was a 'coordinated gang attack.' In a statement on Sunday, Trump called it 'one of the most appalling things I have ever seen on television.'"

Time Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos: "Neutrality is not an option" while covering Donald Trump

It doesn’t matter who you are—a journalist, a politician or a voter—we’ll all be judged by how we responded to Donald Trump.

Quartz Joon Ian Wong, Dave Gershgorn and Mike Murphy

Facebook lays off Trending Topics team

"Quartz confirmed from multiple sources that Facebook has laid off the entire editorial staff on the Trending team—15-18 workers contracted through a third party."

In case you missed it

Politico Jack Shafer

Warren Hinckle, dead at 77, changed American journalism

"Hinckle mostly added footnotes to the art of journalism during the past 40 years, but during his prime, which ran from 1965 to 1975, he practiced journalism like a political insurrectionist, rushing into combat with one eye patched (from a childhood injury) and even sporting a cape on occasion."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial board

St. Louis Post-Dispatch does some soul searching

"We make no excuses for the challenges this modern business environment poses. We also will make no compromises on the basic tenets laid out by Joseph Pulitzer more than a century ago."

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Fox News fires back at Andrea Tantaros in new motion

"In the first legal response to Andrea Tantaros' lawsuit against it, Fox News says she 'is not a victim; she is an opportunist.'"

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