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6:20 PM ET, June 23, 2020

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Wesley Lowery / New York Times:
Not only is “objective neutral” journalism predicated on a white perspective, it deprives readers of plainly stated facts for fear of accusations of partiality  —  What's different, in this moment, is that the editors of our country's most esteemed outlets no longer hold a monopoly on publishing power.
Kevin M. Lerner / The Conversation:
While NYT's move online enabled increased op-ed page output, opinion and news stories look similar on the site and many casual readers can't tell the difference  —  The New York Times opinion editor James Bennet resigned recently after the paper published a controversial opinion essay by U.S …
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The New York Times Company:
NYT names Mary Suh acting Op-Ed Editor until the fall and The Intercept's Charlotte Greensit as Opinion's managing editor and associate Editorial Page editor
Anthony Pesce / L.A. Times Guild:
LAT union's Black caucus demands management commit to hiring at least 18 Black journalists over 3 years, fix pay gap, engage with communities of color, and more  —  As a union, it is our responsibility to be a force for progress, and we cannot build the future we want for the Los Angeles Times until we clearly see its past.
@jonkarl:
WHCA cancels its White House Correspondents' Dinner planned for Aug. 29 but is working on a virtual presentation to salute award-winning journalism  —  Unfortunately, we must cancel the 2020 White House Correspondents' Dinner. We still hope to have a virtual event later this summer. But an in-person dinner simply is not possible. Here is my note to @whca members https://twitter.com/...
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Source: Trump's younger brother is seeking a temporary restraining order to block publication of a book due out July 28 by the president's niece, Mary L. Trump  —  President Trump has said Mary L. Trump signed a nondisclosure agreement in connection with a 2001 court case related to the estate …
Scott Alexander / Slate Star Codex:
A pseudonymous blogger behind Slate Star Codex is deleting the blog after an NYT reporter said he knew his name and planned to publish it due to NYT policy  —  So, I kind of deleted the blog.  Sorry.  Here's my explanation.  —  Last week I talked to a New York Times technology reporter …
Adam Tamburin / The Tennessean:
The Tennessean and parent company Gannett have fired an ad manager after the paper ran an anti-Muslim ad and will donate ad proceeds to a Muslim advocacy group  —  The Tennessean and its parent company Gannett announced on Monday that an advertising manager was fired after the news organization published an anti-Muslim advertisement.
Press Freedom / Press Freedom Defense Fund:
Press Freedom Defense Fund launches $200K emergency financial assistance program of up to $1,500 per person for journalists dealing with COVID-19 fallout  —  $200,000 To Be Distributed in Amounts Up to $1,500 Each  —  Volunteer Selection Committee to Include Nationally Recognized Journalists …
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
After staff complained about the lack of diversity on The Ringer's dozens of podcasts, Bill Simmons says “It's a business. This isn't Open Mic Night.”  —  A podcast episode on the recent protests increased staff complaints concerning the lack of diversity at his digital outlet, The Ringer.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
CBSN, CBS News' digital streaming news service, is expanding its OTT app to 89 new countries via partnerships with smart TV manufacturers and software platforms  —  CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming news service for CBS News, is expanding internationally to pull in more digital TV ad dollars, while also expanding its audience.
 
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Along with huge proposed budget cuts, military newspaper Stars and Stripes faces a Pentagon restricting journalistic access more than under previous presidents
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Max Cohen / Politico:
During a press call meant to highlight press freedom on Monday, the State Dept. muted the phone line of a Reuters reporter after he asked about Bolton's book
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
NBCUniversal is removing four episodes of 30 Rock that featured characters in blackface from streaming and syndication at the request of the show's co-creators