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2:40 PM ET, June 15, 2019

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Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Some ABC TV affiliates posted and promoted Trump “birthday cards”, linking to a site that gathers contact data for his campaign; the story has been taken down  —  Some of the network's largest affiliates promoted on their websites a ‘birthday card’ for President Trump that is really just a list-building campaign.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
Sarah Sanders said she hoped her legacy would be that she “put forward the president's message” and she did so through her post-truth press conferences  —  “I know it's hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess, but please don't take my words out of context."
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
President Trump announces on Twitter that Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will leave the White House at the end of the month
Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk:
A Facebook director of news partnerships says Facebook is compiling a list of trustworthy sources, including individual journalists, not just media outlets  —  The social media platform will help media organisations monetise content, including a dedicated space for news and a Facebook-powered subscription tool
Vanessa Fuhrmans / Wall Street Journal:
PBS CEO Paula Kerger discusses why she isn't afraid of Netflix, sharing Sesame Street with HBO, how to cultivate female CEOs, and responding to #metoo  —  When Paula Kerger took over as chief executive of PBS in 2006, “Downton Abbey” hadn't yet made its debut and Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley were mainstays.
Jessica Patterson / fipp.com:
A look at Readerscope, the NYT's AI-powered tool for advertisers that creates topic clusters and surfaces relationships between those topics and their readers  —  For publishers, AI-driven tools have largely been used for editorial purposes, to write articles on themes like sports scores, weather forecasts and real estate sales.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Major news orgs in New Zealand have agreed to rules for covering the Christchurch shooting trial, with the aim of not amplifying white supremacist ideology  —  As the trial of the man accused of the Christchurch mosque massacres began a few hours ago, New Zealand's major media organizations had a plan.
Lindsey Rogers Cook / Times Open:
NYT's digital transition team led internal data journalism boot camps, training 60+ employees over 18 months; resources they developed are now freely available  —  And how your reporters can learn to love them, too  —  Five years ago, a lot of people in journalism were asking, wide-eyed, “Should journalists learn to code?”
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
After receiving funding from Walmart, Eko is producing an ad-supported, choose-your-own-adventure series based on Refinery29 content
Discussion: The Verge and TechCrunch
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Vox Media Group ratifies its first union contract with WGA East, which guarantees minimum salaries of $56K/year and four months of parental leave
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Texas appeals court rules a state entity can infringe copyright without being held responsible under the takings clause, even if the work is pirated entirely
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
Troy Wolverton / Business Insider:
Sources: CNET is shutting down its quarterly print magazine, launched in 2014
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Axel Springer announces plans to merge Business Insider and eMarketer in 2020, with Insider CEO Henry Blodget leading the merged operation