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10:30 AM ET, June 24, 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.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Ex-Sunday Times editor Martin Ives named new editor of Times Literary Supplement; Stig Abell named exec editor at News UK's radio and podcast division Wireless  —  Stig Abell is stepping down as editor of the Times Literary Supplement after four years to take up a new role of executive editor …
Discussion: Bookseller News
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Bauer Media is shutting down a few titles in the UK, merging its two golf magazines, and is in advanced stages of negotiations to sell five titles  —  Magazine publisher Bauer is closing a number of titles as part of a review to “protect the long-term health” the business.
Discussion: @pressgazette
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Source: Amazon is “actively pursuing” licensing deals to add live and linear TV to complement its Prime Video offerings  —  Amazon is looking to add 24/7 live programming to its Prime Video service, according to multiple job listings posted over the past several weeks.
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.
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Tencent will buy Iflix, a Southeast Asian streaming company that operates in 13 countries; sources say Iflix's brand will still be used for at least 6-12 months  —  Chinese social media and entertainment giant Tencent is to buy control of Iflix, a Southeast Asian streaming firm with operations in 13 countries.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google updates its analytics tools for newsrooms with personalized recommendations, a new data collection feature called News Tagging Guide, and more  —  Google is introducing new tools for newsrooms looking to understand their online audiences and how those audiences feed into their overall business.
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
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Open Technology Fund, the US digital speech advocate that funded Signal and falls under the US Agency for Global Media, faces turmoil amid leadership turnover
Eleanor Ainge Roy / The Guardian:
Interview with Sinead Boucher, who bought New Zealand's Stuff from Australia's Nine for $1NZ, on plans for staff ownership, charter for editorial independence
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
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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
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
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
Discussion: MediaPost
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
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