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9:10 PM ET, March 13, 2020


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Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Publishers from the NYT to Bloomberg, WSJ, LAT, The Atlantic, and McClatchy drop their paywalls for coronavirus coverage  —  An interesting decision as some organizations have recently instituted them  —  Key insights:  — More publishers have had to decide whether to make content free …
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix shuts down physical production, prep of scripted TV and film for two weeks in US and Canada as networks and studios also pause production on many shows  —  ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy,' Apple's ‘The Morning Show’ and CBS' ‘NCIS’ have taken a two-week hiatus; Disney TV Studios shut down 16 pilots …
Los Angeles Times:
Many high-profile films, like Mulan, Fast & Furious 9, and the latest James Bond, are rescheduling release dates in response to coronavirus  —  From the sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’ to the latest James Bond, many high-profile films are rescheduling their release dates to mitigate the risk …
John Koblin / New York Times:
CBS and NBC are suspending production of late night shows with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers until at least March 30 due to coronavirus  —  The earliest return by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers would be March 30, CBS and NBC said.  —  Much of late night is going dark.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
A look at how media outlets are responding to COVID-19: remote work and interviews, shifting conferences to virtual forums, talk show tapings without audiences
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
NBC, CBS, and WarnerMedia cancel live upfronts, the events scheduled through mid-May to entice advertisers, due to COVID-19; they will stream or televise events
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Disney names Steve Asbell president of Twentieth Century Studios and Vanessa Morrison president of Walt Disney Studios Streaming, overseeing Disney+ films  —  EXCLUSIVE: Following the departure of Emma Watts at 20th Century Studios last month, the label's 18-year vet Steve Asbell has been named President …
Disney adds Florida's Disney World and Disneyland Paris to closures, starting Sunday until end of the month; Disneyland California also is temporarily closing
Jim Rich / Deadspin:
Deadspin begins publishing again with new editor-in-chief Jim Rich  —  As you can see, Deadspin is posting new stories again.  Our original plan had been to begin publishing on Monday, March 16, but the news cycle — and the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — wouldn't wait for such plans.
Janna Brancolini / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Milan, a journalist reflects on how international reporting overuses the word “quarantine” to describe a complicated situation in constant flux  —  Yesterday morning I woke up, realized I was low on espresso, and went to the supermarket down the street to stock up.
Chris Young / The Reporters Committee …:
Surveyed on legal challenges, journalists say they're increasingly facing a culture of secrecy in government and that they need training on right to access info  —  In 2019, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced its Local Legal Initiative, an ambitious expansion …
The Daily Beast:
In a memo to staff, Fox News execs remind staff that “viewers rely on us to stay informed” while opinion hosts and one news anchor downplay the crisis  —  Some of the network's hosts have spent the past week mocking COVID-19 fears, but an internal memo from Fox bosses underscores the severity.
Melynda Fuller / MediaPost:
Popular Science names Corinne Iozzio as its new editor-in-chief  —  Popular Science is seeking new licensing opportunities through an exclusive agreement with agency Evolution USA.  —  They will be sought across a wide range of industries.  Evolution will also be responsible …
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple Music has signed new multi-year streaming licensing deals with Universal, Sony, and Warner; deals don't extend to Apple's planned media bundle  —  Agreements with Universal, Sony and Warner secure streaming rights to artists including Taylor Swift
Jake Silverstein / New York Times:
NYT clarifies a passage in an essay from The 1619 Project that claimed a primary reason the US colonists fought the American Revolution was to protect slavery  —  Today we are making a clarification to a passage in an essay from The 1619 Project that has sparked a great deal of online debate.
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