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10:35 AM ET, August 15, 2019

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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Inside The New York Times as it debates its coverage of Trump's racism and the well intentioned but ineffective desire to “show and not tell”  —  New York (CNN Business)Last Friday, employees at The New York Times (NYT) received an email from Dean Baquet, the newspaper's executive editor.
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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Interview with ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish, who says the combined company's “unmatched scale” in content will give it an advantage against streaming rivals  —  KEY POINTS  — ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish says the newly formed company's vast content library should help it fight off rivals in the TV streaming wars.
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sources: CBS's and Viacom's TV production entities to remain separate for now, with CBS TV under Joe Ianniello, and Paramount TV under Jim Gianopulos
Middle East Eye:
UK admits that This Is Woke, a “media/news company” that engages in “critical discussions around Muslim identity” is in fact a covert counterterrorism programme  —  This glitzy, youthful ‘news company’ warns of the dangers of fake news.  In fact, it's part of the Home Office's Prevent strategy
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on how the Tumblr acquisition came about, what's next for Tumblr, adult content in apps, and more  —  Blogging is back, hopefully  —  It's been a long and winding road for Tumblr, the blogging site that launched a thousand writing careers.
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Gannett and GateHouse parent New Media Investment Group have filed more information with the SEC in a move to address concerns of investors  —  Gannett and GateHouse Media parent New Media Investment Group on Tuesday released more details of its proposed merger, announced Aug. 5 …
Rachel Glickhouse / ProPublica:
ProPublica releases a guide on how newsrooms can collaborate around large datasets, announces it is open-sourcing its software and making it available this fall  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter …
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
NewsGuild says it will hold a new election for national president in Nov. with the same candidates, after finding voting irregularities affected May election  —  A little-noticed announcement this week could have a significant impact on the future of labor and unionization in newsrooms across the United States and Canada.
Patrick Strudwick / BuzzFeed:
A transgender employee of The Guardian resigned last month accusing it of being “an incredibly transphobic organisation”; a second employee quit weeks later  —  “It suddenly became real,” one trans staff member told BuzzFeed News.  “I'm entering this building with people who are denying my humanity.”
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter's followable topics may open big new audiences for the company, as well as polarize them; Twitter still thinks its “trending” section can be fixed  —  On Wednesday, Twitter invited reporters to its headquarters in San Francisco for an update on improvements to the product.
 
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
Sources: when their book deal blew up after sexual misconduct allegations against Glenn Thrush, Thrush kept his advance but Maggie Haberman had to return hers
Pew Research Center:
Older Americans, black adults, and Americans with less education are more interested in local news than their counterparts; older adults prefer TV as a source
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The New York Times Company:
Atlantic reporter Taylor Lorenz to join the New York Times Styles desk on the tech culture beat
South China Morning Post:
Fu Guohao, a journalist for Chinese state newspaper Global Times who was attacked by protesters at a Hong Kong airport, is discharged from the hospital