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4:35 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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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
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 …
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Variety:
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
YouTube introduces a new Explore tab on Android and iOS to replace Trending, featuring destination pages and creators and music artists “on the Rise”  —  After being in beta for shy of two years, YouTube is finally rolling out its “Explore” tab on both Android and iOS, a new home for trending content and much more.
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.
 
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