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A kind act by an ESPN reporter to help a fellow reporter: That and the latest media news and analysis in today’s Poynter Report.

In the weeks since @GateHouse_Media  and @Gannett  announced their intention to merge, there are some twists worth noting before Thursday's vote. Here's the latest from Poynter media business analyst @RickEdmonds .

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Poynter senior media writer @TomWJones  joins @TB_ TimesPulitzer Prize winner @LaneDeGregory  and Times deputy editor @havana58  on the @lane_write  podcast to discuss the greatest journalism movies of all time.

As it released its Q3 financial results, @mcclatchy  also revealed that is has retained financial and legal advisers to explore options, typically the first step to probing the possibility of a sale.

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Best practices for covering mass shootings:

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Two knowledgeable sources, talking on background, confirmed that @USATODAY  will phase out its print edition after an impending merger between @Gannett  and @GateHouse_Media 

The #Pulitzer  for explanatory reporting was awarded to David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of for an investigation of President Trump’s finances that exposed the president’s persistent tax dodging

The AP Stylebook says the percentage sign is now acceptable when paired with a numeral in most cases.

Today's an unwelcome reminder that journalism is difficult and dangerous work

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Five years ago, the took this photo after winning the - now, under a new owner, this is who's left. Read about the 'destroyer of newspapers' in today's media roundup Image via , story by

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Nikole Hannah-Jones: "If newsroom managers wanted diverse newsrooms, they’d have diverse newsrooms."

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Journalists who are told that interview requests “must” go through a public-relations officer should insist on actually seeing the written policy that makes approval mandatory.

Announcements thread: The #Pulitzer  for public service was awarded to the for exposing the failures of school and law enforcement officials before and during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:

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Update: Since Meryl Streep's speech, @pressfreedom  has received more than 1,000 donations totaling more than $60,000

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