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1:25 AM ET, June 14, 2020

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Matt Taibbi / Reporting:
US media has devolved into a succession of moral manias and is destroying itself with internal uprisings about staffers' “politically problematic” decisions  —  Sometimes it seems life can't get any worse in this country.  Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans have lately …
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Dan Froomkin / Salon:
NYT's op-ed page should be radically transparent: establish public standards for accuracy, good faith, and pertinence, and explain and contextualize exceptions  —  After the Tom Cotton snafu and the departure of James Bennet, the Times has a golden opportunity to set an example
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources detail a history of insensitive and racist comments by Barbara Fedida, a powerful ABC News exec who has now been placed on administrative leave  —  Sources say Barbara Fedida, a powerful ABC News executive, has an extensive history of insensitive comments.
Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times:
Fox News website published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, removed them after inquiries  —  Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) …
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Q&A with Chris Best, CEO of Substack: the company has seen revenue increase 60% and readership and writership double in the first three months of the pandemic  —  If it seems like everyone is launching a newsletter these days, well, you're not wrong.  Chris Best, CEO and founder …
Amal Clooney / Washington Post:
A preview of an expected verdict Monday for Maria Ressa, the Filipino American journalist charged with “cyber libel”; US response will send a signal to others  —  Amal Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, Britain's special envoy on media freedom and counsel to Maria Ressa.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
When TV shows like Tucker Carlson's spark controversy, companies can generate goodwill by withdrawing ads, but the money usually shifts elsewhere on the network  —  Tucker Carlson is, once again, losing advertisers.  But the real question is whether Fox News Channel is losing any of the cash …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google says it's updating its advertising policies to prohibit demographic and zip code targeting for housing, employment, and credit ads  —  The update will roll out in the U.S. and Canada this year.  —  Google is updating its advertising policies around housing, employment and credit opportunities, the company announced Thursday.
@niemanlab:
A thread collecting tweets by journalists of color speaking about racism and discrimination they faced while working in newsrooms  —  Over the last week, journalists of color have been talking about the racism and discrimination they've faced while working in newsrooms. Their experiences show that that racism in news media is institutionalized. We're collecting their tweets here (THREAD).
Noah Hurowitz / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYPD shouldn't be in charge of issuing press passes as they routinely deny them to freelancers and small outlets, and have broad discretion to confiscate them  —  Last week, before heading out to report on New York City's intensifying protests over the death of George Floyd …
 
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
The Dallas Morning News tests promo codes that individual journalists can offer people for free one-month digital subscriptions
Sean Burch / The Wrap:
HBO says it will be shutting down its HBO Go streaming app on July 31, following the recent launch of HBO Max; HBO Now will be rebranded as just HBO
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Emily Sheffield named editor of the Evening Standard, replacing George Osborne who will become editor-in-chief
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch says it plans to scan clips of livestreams to automatically delete those that include copyrighted music in the next months, without penalizing streamers