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1:00 PM ET, July 10, 2020


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The Objective:
Dozens of journalists and academics pen a rebuttal to the claims in the Harper's letter, whose signatories are criticized for failing to recognize their power  —  On Tuesday, 153 of the most prominent journalists, authors, and writers, including J. K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Brooks …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Harper's letter rejects public shaming and consequences for speech, calling them censorship, when they're forms of the counterspeech it claims to support
Jason Gutierrez / New York Times:
Philippine lawmakers formally shut down ABS-CBN, the country's largest broadcast network, which Duterte accused of bias, and deny it broadcast franchise renewal  —  By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.
Discussion: Variety, CNN, @benyt, @dannyarao, Reuters and @nytimes
Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
McClatchy auction is back on for Friday, after a judge rejected Alden's effort to weaken Chatham Asset Management's bid; auction winner to be approved July 24  —  A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday rejected a last-minute attempt by Alden Global Capital to weaken a rival bid for McClatchy Co. …
Nandini Jammi:
Nandini Jammi, half of Sleeping Giants, says she worked well with Matt Rivitz early on, then Rivitz monopolized media interviews and diminished her work  —  How my white male co-founder gaslighted me out of the movement we built together.  —  Nearly four years after I began building Sleeping Giants …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: NBCUniversal's subscription video service Peacock is unlikely to reach a carriage deal with Amazon or Roku before its July 15 launch but talks continue  —  - NBCUniversal's Peacock is unlikely to reach a deal with either Amazon or Roku before its national July 15 launch, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jack Crosbie / Discourse Blog:
The Knight Foundation best serves journalism when its $2.4B endowment pays journalists instead of funding “future of journalism nonsense” like machine learning  —  In the first edition of Discourse Blog's ‘Please, Fuck Off’ series, let's talk about the media's useless ‘thinkfluence’ industry.
Discussion: @alexkotch, @coreypein, @jscros and @jscros
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
UK journalist details his arrest by Seattle police for “failure to disperse” the day it cleared out the Autonomous Zone, despite identifying himself as press  —  In his 30-year career, The Independent's Chief US Correspondent Andrew Buncombe has filed dispatches from across the world.
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Walt Disney World in Florida to reopen on Saturday, as Disney faces revenue pressure with postponed movies and no live sports for TV channels amid the pandemic
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / New Yorker:
A deep look at the rift between some prominent Silicon Valley figures and increasingly critical media, based on the case of Slate Star Codex vs. The NYT
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
New Hong Kong security law limits outlets' reporting, including access to court proceedings; China has established an HK bureau overseeing foreign news agencies
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Profile of Parrot Analytics, which uses Google queries, Facebook Likes, pirated downloads, and Wikipedia traffic to determine the popularity of streaming shows
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Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
EU court rules that online platforms like YouTube need not hand over to rights holders the email or IP addresses of users who upload pirated content
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Sources: Dataminr, an official Twitter partner, relayed tweets and other social media posts about BLM protesters directly to police, contrary to earlier claims
Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
Former employees at fashion magazine V accuse EIC Stephen Gan of sexism, racism, homophobia, and verbal abuse
Chicago Reporter:
Chicago PD shuts down its arrest API, used by journalists to access arrest data, after Chicago Reporter used it to reveal that CPD had inflated looting claims
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Joy Reid will host The ReidOut, a new nightly show on MSNBC, starting July 20, becoming the only Black woman hosting a nightly evening show on a major network