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8:15 AM ET, July 15, 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.
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
NYT is moving part of its Hong Kong office to South Korea after China passed a national security law; some NYT staff in Hong Kong also faced work-permit issues  —  A sweeping national security law passed by China in June has unsettled news organizations and created uncertainty about the city's prospects as a hub for journalism in Asia.
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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 …
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 …
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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
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
NYT has ten scripted TV show projects in development, and three feature documentaries releasing this year with many other projects in development and production  —  One of the country's oldest and most established media companies is starting to look more like a Hollywood studio than a traditional newspaper.
Asher Elbein / The Daily Beast:
Inside the comic book industry's sexual misconduct crisis that has exposed its history of financial exploitation, as allegations against writers have mounted  —  NO HEROES  —  The storm of allegations against writers including Warren Ellis and Jason Latour is not a sign that the comics industry is broken.
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
ViacomCBS fires actor and TV host Nick Cannon, after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast  —  In the June 30 episode of “Cannon's Class,” the actor and TV host interviewed Professor Griff, a rapper who was a part of Public Enemy before leaving the group after making anti-Semitic remarks.
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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
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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