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6:15 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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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.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify is launching a Trending podcast chart with 50 rising shows, and expanding its Top chart to the 200 most popular shows overall, localized by region  —  A long-awaited feature  —  Spotify is revamping its podcast charts today to help listeners find new shows and keep up with what people are enjoying in their area.
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.
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  —  The increasingly narrow backgrounds of reporters distort coverage at home and abroad.  —  There's a certain class—and “class” …
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
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
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
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Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Sources, publishers, and advertisers say Google's 2015 decision to add a fourth ad atop Search negatively impacted results, decreasing organic website traffic
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
IAB:
IAB report: in 2019, US podcast advertising revenue increased by 48% to $708.1M; news is the top genre for US podcast advertisers, capturing 22% of revenue