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12:05 PM ET, February 24, 2020


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
In the “Trump Unbound” era, media should abandon its phony fairness that gives “both sides” of an argument equal time, regardless of their truth or merit  —  When Donald Trump was elected, the media spent months figuring out how to cover a far-from-ordinary presidency.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
In email to WSJ's top officers, 53 members of WSJ's China staff urge the paper to apologize for “sick man” headline that led China to expel three WSJ reporters  —  The Wall Street Journal's China staff is urging the newspaper to apologize for a headline that prompted …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
The Wall Street Journal launches the Experience Report, a new vertical focused on the business of events with SAP as its sole sponsor  —  On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal is launching a new vertical dedicated to covering events, called the Experience Report, which will have SAP as its sole sponsor.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Harvey Weinstein is convicted on two of the five charges he faced: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree  —  The former movie mogul has been convicted in his New York sexual assault trial.  —  A jury of 12 men and women has convicted former movie mogul …
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Margaret Chu, previously the EVP for corporate strategy and development at Horizon Media, will become the new CFO of Vox Media  —  Media agency veteran moves to a media organization  —  Margaret Chu has been named Vox Media's new chief financial officer, coming over from Horizon Media …
Andy Cush / Pitchfork:
Spotify users are uploading unlicensed songs to the app's podcast section, though they don't profit from it; Spotify is working on the issue  —  Browse Spotify's section for featured music podcasts, and at first you'll find what you'd probably expect.  Last week, the top five slots were filled …
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Lyndsey Gilpin / Columbia Journalism Review:
A dearth of local newspapers in the three states crossed by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is allowing the pipeline's developers to shape the narrative
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Jessanne Collins, The New Yorker's director of newsletters, on producing newsletter-first content as it launches a free, weekly newsletter about climate change
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Los Angeles Times:
Twitter is suspending 70 accounts linked to Michael Bloomberg's campaign for violating its policies, citing platform manipulation and duplicative content
New York Times:
Sources: E. Jean Carroll's contract termination from Elle was in part due to a steep paycheck and giving away the news-breaking excerpt from her book to NY mag
Kathryn Hopkins / WWD:
Men's Journal has laid off its entire editorial staff; owner AMI to merge its editorial operations with California-based The Adventure Sports Network from April
 Earlier Picks: 
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast's NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire streaming-video service Vudu from Walmart
Mike Bloomberg for President:
Mike Bloomberg says Bloomberg LP identified 3 NDAs over the past 30+ years about comments he allegedly made to women, who will be given a release on request
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Fox Corp has expressed interest in acquiring ad-supported streaming service Tubi in a deal that could be valued at more than $500M
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Meredith Kopit Levien, currently the NYT's COO, is a front-runner among candidates to replace Mark Thompson as CEO as soon as April