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6:05 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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Ezra Klein / Vox:
US news media is changing because boundaries around acceptable national discourse are shifting, and media has always taken part in enforcing and contesting them  —  The media has gone through painful periods of change before.  But this time is different.  —  In January 1939 …
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) …
Siraj Datoo / Bloomberg:
Twitter restored the account for financial website Zero Hedge, saying it “made an error” in suspending the account in January  —  Twitter Inc. reinstated the account of Zero Hedge after suspending it earlier this year, saying it made a mistake in accusing the libertarian financial website …
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Editors and publishers of Black publications discuss shaping the BLM story, their continued role with Black communities, and the pros and cons of copublishing  —  Last week, as anti-racist protests gripped communities around the world, Black people from news outlets by and for them convened …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
The Dallas Morning News tests promo codes that individual journalists can offer people for free one-month digital subscriptions  —  Journalists around the world are three months into working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.  As initial online traffic has surged and tapered …
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 …
 
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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
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