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4:50 PM ET, July 7, 2020

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Ina Fried / Axios:
TikTok will pull its app from Google Play and App Store in Hong Kong following the new security law, saying it doesn't and wouldn't share data with China  —  TikTok said Monday night that it would pull its social video platform out of the Google and Apple app stores in Hong Kong amid …
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CNN:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps amid rising tensions between US and China  —  Hong Kong/Washington (CNN Business)The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Harper's:
Over 150 journalists, academics, and writers sign a letter criticizing what they see as narrowing boundaries of debate and increasing self-censorship  —  We welcome responses at letters@harpers.org  —  Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial.
Joanna Partridge / The Guardian:
Reach, owner of the Daily Mirror and hundreds of UK regional papers, to cut 550 jobs, 12% of its workforce, and centralize editorial as revenue fell 27.5% in Q2  —  Publisher also owns regional papers including Manchester Evening News and Birmingham Mail  —  The owner of the Daily Mirror …
Free Press:
After meeting between leaders of Facebook, ADL, Free Press, NAACP, and Color Of Change, boycott organizers are unconvinced meaningful change will occur at FB  —  Contact: Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838  —  WASHINGTON — On Tuesday afternoon, leaders of four of the organizations coordinating …
Brian Welk / The Wrap:
Movie theater chains including Regal and AMC sue the state of New Jersey, claiming violation of First Amendment rights  —  Major theater chains including AMC, Regal, Cinemark BJK Entertainment and Bow Tie Cinemas have sued the state of New Jersey, claiming it's unconstitutional for movie theaters …
Kyle Pope / Columbia Journalism Review:
The pandemic and the George Floyd protests are a good chance for US media to set aside superficial trivia and focus on systemic and institutional failures  —  Good riddance to the political coverage that was  —  In the summer of 2015, as Donald Trump began his campaign for the presidency, a bacterium was spreading in New York City.
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Under Chris McCarthy, Comedy Central is pushing animation, planning to make 10-20 films a year, rethinking its identity: “We're not channels. We're content.”  —  Sometime last year, Charlamagne Tha God took a meeting with Comedy Central execs and pitched them an idea for a talk show.
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Nielsen announces the elimination of 3,500 jobs and says it will focus on consolidation and automation where possible  —  Nielsen Holdings, the dominant provider of data that measures media consumption across broadcast and streaming platforms among others, says it will eliminate thousands …
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” …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Information is launching a free weekly Chinese-language newsletter covering Silicon Valley and China's tech sector  —  As tensions between the U.S. and China escalate, more U.S. media companies like The Information, Politico and The Wire China are looking to invest in coverage of the country and its technology and business boom.
Discussion: @jessicalessin and New York Post
Esther Kezia Thorpe / Digital Content Next:
The Skift launches Skift Pro, a daily news membership product, for $365 per year as it shifts to subscription-first model with three articles per month  —  Travel industry intelligence site Skift has become the latest publisher to put membership at the forefront of their business.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast plans to invest $2B in Peacock by 2021, expects it to generate $2.5B in revenue by 2024 with 30M-35M users, says users gravitate to its curated channels
Discussion: Observer
Phil Shiver / TheBlaze:
Ben Shapiro is stepping down as EIC of The Daily Wire, replaced by John Bickley; Shapiro will now be editor emeritus at the outlet
Discussion: Mediaite
Varsha Bansal / WIRED UK:
India's shutdown of TikTok has dealt a devastating blow to the careers of many influencers as some say it has “erased the last two years of their lives”
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
TV networks scale back plans to cover upcoming party conventions; sources: GOP's focus on a packed house is causing tensions between the party and network execs
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SiriusXM is near a deal to buy Stitcher's podcasting unit from Scripps for around $300M
@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
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