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8:50 PM ET, February 23, 2020


 Top News: 
Los Angeles Times:
Twitter is suspending 70 accounts linked to Michael Bloomberg's campaign for violating its policies, citing platform manipulation and duplicative content  —  Michael R. Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter says Bloomberg's edited debate video, which included cricket sounds, would likely be labeled manipulated video per its new policy, unlike on Facebook  —  What's a joke and what's manipulation?  —  As platforms prepare for the upcoming 2020 election season, Twitter and Facebook …
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.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
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  —  The proposed path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline snakes 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
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  —  I've had the company go back over its record and they've identified 3 NDAs that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Condé Nast to eliminate the use of NDAs related to harassment and discrimination and plans to cease previously existing agreements “on a case-by-case basis”
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  —  Entertainment giants have been scooping up ad-supported video platforms to complement subscription offerings  —  Tubi or not Tubi.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast's NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire streaming-video service Vudu from Walmart
Crain's Detroit Business:
Crain's Detroit Business names The Detroit News veteran journalist Kelley Root as its executive editor starting March 16  —  Veteran Detroit journalist Kelley Root will move across downtown from The Detroit News to join Crain's Detroit Business as executive editor on March 16.
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 …
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 …
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  —  “Climate is one of those big, overarching topics that feels essential to understand and also very overwhelming.
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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
Lili Bayer / Politico:
US-funded Radio Free Europe will resume Hungarian-language reporting in 2020, after restarting in Romania and Bulgaria in 2019 in a digital-only format
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How west Texas' oldest newspaper, The Big Bend Sentinel, is subsidizing its journalism through drinks, events, and weddings at a cafe inside its office building
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