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Medium Danny Page

The pitfalls of using Google Trends for reporting

The tool turns up interesting information that shouldn't be used to prove any points definitively, according to the author. "Beware, you can look quite foolish by solely depending on it."

Financial Times The Drum

The decline of scale, cont.

The managing editor of the FT's website is glad he has 587,000 digital-only subscribers. "The advertising model on its own doesn't seem to me one that will sustain the kind of serious quality journalism that we are in the business of providing. We see ad blockers, we see the downturn of display advertising in general.”

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Three news outlets turned away from Trump golf course event

BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and The Guardian were turned away a Donald Trump campaign stop at his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland. During the event, Trump plugged the course and voiced his support for the UK Brexit vote.

Fox News Chris Wallace

George Will's departure from the GOP

Noted conservative pundit George Will says that Trump's rise, combined with the GOP's refusal to denounce his more extreme polities, prompted the departure. He had a rebuttal ready for Trump, who posted a disparaging tweet. "He has an advantage over me, because he can say everything he knows in 140 characters, and I can't."

The New York Times Michael Cieply

Got $50,000? Go buy yourself an interview

"Forward allows a wealthy person to become the subject of a professionally packaged video interview — conducted with all the panache and most of the perspicuity you would expect from Mr. Rose — for about $50,000 to $150,000, depending on the package."

Monday Note Frederic Filloux

Coverage of "Brexit" vote signals disconnect with audience

The media failed to fully explain the consequences of Britain's departure from the EU to voters, who are now scrambling to understand what they've wrought.

Digiday Jordan Valinsky

Copy editing gone viral

Mary Norris, The New Yorker's "Comma Queen," has a video series on the intricacies of grammar, style and usage, and it's very popular. Each installment racks up between 50,000 and 250,000 views.

Jezebel Ted Ross

Behind the shakeup of Maxim

The men's magazine has lost its editorial compass since the departure of fashion plate Kate Lanphear, and the owner has named himself top editor of his own failing publication.

The New York Times JACOB BERNSTEIN

Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

"Bill Cunningham, the street-style photographer whose photo essays for The New York Times memorialized trends ranging from fanny packs to Birkin bags, gingham shirts and fluorescent biker shorts, died in New York on Saturday."

Harvard Business Review Greg Satell

Data isn't a panacea for journalism

A takedown of Tronc's buzzword-filled company strategy. "The notion that you can transform a failing media company — or any company in any industry for that matter — by infusing it with data and algorithms is terribly misguided."

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

Corey Lewandowski makes his CNN debut

It was a lot of pro-Trump rhetoric. "I am fully committed in my private time with my family and my friends and telling everybody that I know that Donald Trump is the only person that is going to save this country for my children and hopefully their children someday."

Gawker Staff (current and former)

A rare moment of earnesty for Gawker

Sam Biddle, the provocative Gawker writer perhaps best known for fanning the flames behind the antifeminist Gamergate movement, is leaving for The Intercept. Biddle's current and former colleagues honored him with an uncharacteristically schmaltzy (but funny) post.

Columbia Journalism Review David Uberti

Inside Mother Jones’ monster investigation of private prisons

Nieman Lab Shan Wang

How news organizations covered Brexit

"The Guardian’s Mobile Innovation Lab, based out of its U.S. newsroom, continued building on its experiment with mobile push notifications (on Android/Chrome for now), with around 7,000 subscribed to the alerts."

POLITICO Hadas Gold and CHRIS SPILLANE

Mike Bloomberg is still committed to Britain

"British voters yesterday faced a momentous choice, and while I had hoped they would decide to stay in the EU, I made it clear that however the vote went, Bloomberg would remain fully committed to the U.K. - and we will."

In case you missed it

Medium Danny Page

The pitfalls of using Google Trends for reporting

The tool turns up interesting information that shouldn't be used to prove any points definitively, according to the author. "Beware, you can look quite foolish by solely depending on it."

Financial Times The Drum

The decline of scale, cont.

The managing editor of the FT's website is glad he has 587,000 digital-only subscribers. "The advertising model on its own doesn't seem to me one that will sustain the kind of serious quality journalism that we are in the business of providing. We see ad blockers, we see the downturn of display advertising in general.”

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Three news outlets turned away from Trump golf course event

BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and The Guardian were turned away a Donald Trump campaign stop at his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland. During the event, Trump plugged the course and voiced his support for the UK Brexit vote.

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