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9:20 PM ET, July 6, 2020

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Benjamin Wallace / Vulture:
Inside Quibi's implosion, aided by the divisive management styles of Katzenberg and Whitman, compounded by a failure to understand its digital-native audience  —  The Emmy race has begun!  Vulture is taking a close look at the contenders until nomination-round voting closes on July 13.
@kerrymflynn:
[Thread] Media companies that received PPP loans after US disclosed recipients: $5M-$10M for Wikimedia, $2M-$5M for Fortune, $1M-$2M for Digiday, and more  —  Now that the list of PPP loans is out, we can see which media companies got them, not just rely on owners publicizing it: https://home.treasury.gov/... Already spotted: - Forbes: https://twitter.com/... - Crain: https://twitter.com/... - Daily Caller: https://twitter.com/...
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Simon & Schuster names Dana Canedy, a former New York Times journalist and the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, as its executive VP and publisher  —  Ms. Canedy, a former journalist at The New York Times and the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, will run the namesake imprint at one of the country's largest book publishers.
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SiriusXM is near a deal to buy Stitcher's podcasting unit from Scripps for around $300M  —  Deal would follow similar moves by Spotify and iHeartMedia to enter podcasting industry  —  Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SIRI .51% is near a deal to buy E.W. Scripps Co. SSP 1.45% 's Stitcher Inc. podcasting unit …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Netflix's deep catalog of Black programming is the envy of Hollywood and was largely built after a shift in culture following executive departures in 2018  —  The company didn't set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it's the envy of its rivals.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Colin Kaepernick partners with Disney to create scripted and unscripted content on race and social injustice that showcases directors and producers of color  —  Under terms of the pact, announced Monday, Disney and Ra Vision will emphasize scripted and unscripted stories that deal with race …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Apptopia: Disney Plus app was downloaded 266,084 times in the US, up 72.4% from the average of June's four weekends, driven by the Hamilton premier  —  “Hamilton” delivered for Disney Plus — with the musical movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda's reimagining of the founding father's life spurring …
Soledad O'Brien / New York Times:
Buoyed by the public awakening over BLM, journalists of color are sidestepping management to collectively inaugurate their own #MeToo-like movement  —  We're finally feeling empowered to speak openly about racism in the newsroom.  —  Ms. O'Brien is a journalist.  —  Every journalist of color has a story.
Adam Rawnsley / The Daily Beast:
Conservative news sites like Newsmax have published opinion pieces from a network of at least 19 fake personas pushing Middle East propaganda over the past year  —  DOES NOT EXIST  —  Conservative sites like Newsmax and Washington Examiner have published Middle East hot takes from “experts” …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Sources: the Knight Foundation considered making a bid for McClatchy but dropped out as it decided that the risk it would take on was too great  —  But Alden Global Capital would be happy to lend a hand.  Plus: When a standstill isn't really a standstill.  —  The bids are in, and the bankruptcy auction is now on.
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Fox News says it regrets “mistakenly” cropping Donald Trump out of a Getty Images photo from 2000, of him with Melania, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Jeffrey Epstein  —  Fox News broadcast a segment on Sunday about Ghislane Maxwell, the 58-year-old British socialite who was arrested …
 
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Business Insider:
Google launches a free digital training program for small and medium sized publishers in Europe, starting with Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, and France
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Dow Jones partners with Amazon Web Services to make an archive of five years of English language news from Dow Jones Newswires available on AWS Data Exchange
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jack Herrera / Columbia Journalism Review:
Media coverage of the “Defund the Police” debate has turned it into a central 2020 election plot point, reducing decades of community organizing into a slogan
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Kayleigh McEnany's abrupt walk-offs from press briefings is almost pure theater, giving her the last word in disservice to informing the press and public
Cristi Hegranes / Poynter:
Recent updates to newsroom style guides related to race don't go far enough, as journalists too often use imprecise terms like “ethnic” that hide nuances
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Eight Black publishing professionals discuss how publishing has and hasn't changed in recent decades, how race has affected their careers, and more
Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Current and former Condé Nast employees describe a “racist” vetting process in its video production arm that ranks scalable content based on historical data
Discussion: Vulture
Samer Kalaf / The Daily Beast:
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy promises to “be better” after seven Black staffers examined his earlier racist language in a podcast
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
In memo, Boston Globe EIC outlines steps to address race in the newsroom and in coverage, including an audit of past work and a right to be forgotten initiative