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Digiday Lucia Moses

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Nieman Lab RICARDO BILTON

Pay Up, The Washington Post's Slack-based community for women

"One part career support group, one part networking tool, the group has quickly become home to discussions about the male-female wage gap, salary negotiation tactics, and news about job openings."

LA Weekly HILLEL ARON

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Recode Noah Kulwin

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On the heels of cuts at International Business Times, the publication's parent company is planning layoffs at Newsweek. Between five and 10 people are expected to be cut sometime today.

The Huffington Post Michael Calderone

A NYT reporter will investigate his employer for a book

"Nagourney plans to do archival research and conduct interviews, largely with past editors and reporters, while continuing to work for the Times over the next two years."

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Facebook is OK with being an echo chamber

"Their responsibility, Facebook VP Adam Mosseri told me earlier this week, is to 'make sure you see stories that you're interested in.'"

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

Gay Talese disavows his latest book amid credibility questions

"I’m not going to promote this book," the writer said. "How dare I promote it when its credibility is down the toilet?"

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

The FEC voted on whether Fox's debate criteria were legal

An in-depth look at the FEC's decision to weigh in on debate criteria outlined by Fox News last summer. The author's conclusion? "It should be none of their business."

The BBC Uncredited

The BBC is coming to Canada

The broadcaster will launch a North American edition of BBC.com and set up a news bureau in Toronto.

The Huffington Post Michael McLaughlin

Reporter keeps composure during racist verbal attack

KCCI’s Emmy Victor, who is black, was reporting on the shooting death of Michael Disbrowe when a white woman began hurling racial slurs at her.

The New York Times company Uncredited

New York Times hires audio czar

Lisa Tobin has "spent the past few years as part of a team developing new digital projects at WBUR in Boston."

Bloomberg Christopher Palmeri and Scott Soshnick

Disney said in $3.5 billion deal for MLB’s online video arm

"Walt Disney Co. agreed to acquire a one-third stake in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter."

Freedom of Press Foundation Trevor Timm

Leaked FBI documents reveal secret rules for spying on journalists

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Reporters' Committee for the Freedom of the Press Luis Ferre Sadurni

President Obama signs FOIA reform bill into law

"One of the most notable provisions is the law's mandate for agencies to operate from a presumption of openness, ensuring that information is withheld only under one of FOIA's nine exemptions."

In case you missed it

The New York Times JACOB BERNSTEIN

There were no photographers at Bill Cunningham's funeral

"He said that even in the hospital, toward the end, Mr. Cunningham was counting the photos for a layout of his Evening Hours column."

Digiday Lucia Moses

How Gawker is doing comments on Facebook Live

"Gawker built a tool that pulls in the top 10 comment threads from its network of sites and displays them at the end of its Facebook Instant Articles. The tool also works on Gawker’s Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google’s new fast-loading article template."

Nieman Lab RICARDO BILTON

Pay Up, The Washington Post's Slack-based community for women

"One part career support group, one part networking tool, the group has quickly become home to discussions about the male-female wage gap, salary negotiation tactics, and news about job openings."

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