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8:10 AM ET, March 17, 2019


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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Helping people examine killers' motives could help defuse radicalization, but the press has a responsibility not to pour gasoline on a roaring blaze of racism  —  Mass shootings have a way of making the theoretical talk about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and their role in spreading hate all too real.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
As social media platforms struggle to remove the NZ shooter's video, the Sun and Daily Mirror ran edited footage and Mail Online published the manifesto as well  —  Other British news outlets, The Sun and The Mirror, featured the attacker's first-person video, including in GIF form on the homepages of their websites.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees detail the process and the difficulty of moderating Facebook Live  —  On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand.  Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show …
George Rodrigue / The Plain Dealer:
Cleveland's The Plain Dealer is laying off 12 reporters and editors, in addition to a prior cut of ~29 production staffers, mainly copy editors and designers  —  Since around 2001, newspaper advertising revenue nationally has been plummeting.  It's below the levels of the 1950s now.
Charles R. Davis / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tax filings show relatively high salaries at both The Intercept and parent company First Look Media as well as heavy dependence on Pierre Omidyar's donations  —  On Wednesday, First Look Media delivered the latest in a flurry of bad news for digital media: the company, which includes …
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
The new editor of Alabama's The Democrat-Reporter, an African-American woman, resigns, claiming interference from the prior editor who published a pro-KKK oped  —  When a white newspaper editor in Alabama drew widespread condemnation for an editorial that called for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again …
Nicole Sperling / Vanity Fair:
Since the Disney-Fox merger was announced, longtime 20th Century Fox employees say they've been issued mostly vague guidelines with no clear business directives  —  With the biggest entertainment merger in a lifetime about to close, anxiety is running high on the Fox lot and beyond.
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Australian journalists covered the years-long child sex abuse investigation of George Pell and his subsequent trials amid court suppression orders  —  In February 2016, Lucie Morris-Marr broke news of a police probe into allegations that Australia's Cardinal George Pell …
Discussion: New York Times
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Brian Gallagher / Nautilus:
Q&A with James Evans, a computational scientist, and Misha Teplitskiy, a post-doc fellow at Harvard, on filter bubbles and political diversity on Wikipedia  —  A lesson in how to break out of filter bubbles.  —  In 2013, James Evans, a University of Chicago sociologist and computational scientist …
Discussion: @nautilusmag
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Elaine Low / Variety:
Sony Pictures Entertainment chairmen Tony Vinciquerra and Mike Hopkins discuss Marvel-related content and plans for cost-efficient, indie-style TV shows
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Ric Sanchez / Washington Post:
The tweets from Netflix announcing the cancellation of One Day at a Time seem to tell fans they matter, but not enough to override an opaque business decision
Jack Crosbie / Splinter:
Media organizations like Conde Nast and Meredith often use a third-party system to circumvent offering standard benefits to part-time and full-time freelancers
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