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9:25 PM ET, July 14, 2020

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Laura Wagner / VICE:
New York Times Opinion writer Bari Weiss says she's leaving the paper  —  The writer and editor has self-expelled from the newspaper, she tells VICE.  —  Laura Wagner  —  Bari Weiss, a writer and editor for the embattled New York Times Opinion section, is leaving the paper.
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Bari Weiss:
In her resignation letter, Bari Weiss says she's been bullied by coworkers, that Twitter has become the NYT's editor, and self-censorship is the new norm  —  Dear A.G., It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.  I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Media coverage of an opposition research-like statement listing Fauci's alleged errors let anonymous White House officials discredit him with no accountability  —  Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the veteran director of the National Institute of Allergy …
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Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
NBCUniversal's Peacock launches Wednesday with a free ad-supported tier offering 10,000+ hours of streaming content and 2 premium levels with double the content  —  The service will challenge Netflix with a digital version of channel-surfing and lots of what one executive calls “comfort-food TV.”
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Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Owners of TV stations reaching about half of US TV homes told NBC they will preempt Thursday's 30 Rock reunion, reasoning it is too much of a Peacock promotion  —  In a plot twist right out of 30 Rock, NBC's biggest local affiliate groups have decided not to broadcast the network's upcoming …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:   Early review of Peacock: succeeds as a streaming service with familiar Browse section and a robust library, but Trending and Channels sections are underwhelming
Jessica Testa / New York Times:
Dario Calmese becomes first Black photographer to shoot a Vanity Fair cover, which only featured a Black person 17 times between 1983 and 2017  —  Viola Davis appears on the cover of this month's issue, the first by a Black photographer, in an image meant to be a protest.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
On Monday, Tucker Carlson said Blake Neff's racist posts were wrong and that the former staffer has paid a “heavy price”, and announced a pre-planned vacation  —  Carlson announced his plans Monday in the wake of a new controversy surrounding his program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson failed to mention the substance of Neff's posts, disingenuously claimed Neff's views didn't affect his show, and seemed more angry than regretful  —  In a brief segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host said this: … Carlson's comments cap off a turbulent weekend …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Vox Media has told unions to prepare for company-wide layoffs; a source says many of the ~100 workers furloughed in April will be laid off  —  - Vox Media has informed its unions that it plans to cut jobs as advertising revenue has slumped in the first and second quarters.
Wall Street Journal:
Investigation: Google Search displays YouTube videos more prominently than nearly identical videos from Facebook and other sites; sources say this is by design  —  Facebook and other competitors host the same videos, but engineers have made changes that effectively preference YouTube—owned by Google—over other video sources.
Deborah Douglas / Nieman Reports:
A look at the new Black press, including TheGrio, The Root, ZORA, The TRiiBE, The Plug, and Blavity, and how they tell stories about and for Black communities  —  How nimble, mission-driven outlets and a citizen-focused initiative are telling stories about — and for — Black communities
 
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Miami Herald:
Miami Herald subsidiary HCP Media, which produced custom print and digital publications for the travel and tourism industry, is shutting down July 31
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation launches “Documenting Covid-19”, a repository of pandemic-related US government records freely accessible to newsrooms
Discussion: @tanyapampalone
Harriet Williamson / Foreign Policy:
British journalism, centered around London with media outlets employing people through nepotism and personal connections, distorts coverage at home and abroad
Washington Post:
The Washington Post says all articles on its iOS and Android apps will now have audio versions, after testing audio articles on the Android app in the spring
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Asbury Park Press:
A reporter arrested by Asbury Park police in June while covering Black Lives Matter protests files federal lawsuit: “a press badge should not be a bullseye”
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Federal judge denies Eko's injunction motion that would have forced Quibi to disable its “Turnstyle” feature, citing Eko's failure to show irreparable harm
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Hannah Giorgis / The Atlantic:
In making its case, the Harper's letter assumes that open debate is inherently democratic and fails to engage with journalism's history of discrimination
Nieman Lab:
Study of 400 hyperpartisan sites masquerading as US local news: left-leaning examples focus on statewide reporting while right-leaning focus on local reporting
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
CNN to launch a new team covering race and systemic racism that will contribute to all CNN platforms and be led by Delano Massey, a recent hire from AP