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11:20 PM ET, June 23, 2020


 Top News: 
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Ben & Jerry's, Eddie Bauer, and Magnolia Pictures join Patagonia, REI, and others suspending Facebook ads in July to protest amplification of hate speech  —  Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry's and others have suspended campaigns over the platform's content moderation practices.
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
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 …
David Kaplan / Global Investigative Journalism Network:
A group of reporting networks and media outlets partner to amplify Rappler's work and offer its journalists access to resources like databases and reporters  —  Investigative reporting is getting harder and harder as autocratic governments crack down on media and government-friendly oligarchs use …
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 …
Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
Memo: NYT lays off 68, mostly in advertising, none in the newsroom; severance is a minimum of 16 weeks, with a $6,000 payment to help with costs like COBRA  —  In a note to staff, NYT says staff laid off will receive a “minimum of 16 weeks of severance and medical benefits, a $6,000 payment to help with job transition costs, such as a new laptop or COBRA costs, and six months of outplacement services.”
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Source: Amazon is “actively pursuing” licensing deals to add live and linear TV to complement its Prime Video offerings  —  The company has plans to add live and linear programming to complement its on-demand catalog.  —  Amazon is looking to add 24/7 live programming …
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 …
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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
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Max Cohen / Politico:
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Adam Tamburin / The Tennessean:
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