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9:00 PM ET, July 16, 2020

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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Trump admin orders hospitals to bypass CDC and send COVID-19 info to a database not open to the public, raising questions about reporter and researcher access  —  Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information …
CNBC:
Netflix names Ted Sarandos co-CEO, appoints Chief Product Officer Greg Peters as COO  —  Netflix is promoting its chief content officer Ted Sarandos to co-CEO, the company announced Thursday.  The 20-year Netflix veteran will join current chief executive Reed Hastings in the role.
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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $6.15B, up 24.9% YoY, and expects 2.5M net subscriber additions for Q3 vs analyst estimates of 5.27M; stock down 9%+ after hours
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
McClatchy's average daily operating revenue fell 28% from February to the end of May, showing the challenges that newspapers are facing during the pandemic  —  When McClatchy declared bankruptcy in February, its debts were crushing, but its operating numbers weren't so bad.
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Nicholas Quah / Vulture:
The Michelle Obama Podcast to launch exclusively on Spotify July 29; show to feature conversations with Conan O'Brien, Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris, others  —  The former First Lady is coming to your headphones.  —  This morning, Higher Ground, the production studio of Barack and Michelle Obama …
Kelly McBride / NPR:
NPR's Morning Edition should not have allowed AG Barr to make false statements in a segment on mail-in voting without adding context and fact-checking  —  NPR's four-member “election security team” is responsible for covering all things about American voting, from access, to fraud to innovations and investments in the process.
Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Six months after launch, news aggregator Knewz has been downloaded 28K times, per Sensor Tower; Google Analytics indicates 4.9M+ monthly unique visitors in June  —  It's been a little under six months since News Corp announced the launch of its news aggregator website and app Knewz (pronounced “news”.)
Discussion: @digiday
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
The Atlantic estimates events will make up 5-10% of revenue this year vs. 20% they comprised previously, aims to attract 1M attendees to its Atlantic Festival  —  The Atlantic's annual September festival is the brand's largest event of the year, accounting for approximately a third …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Pew Research Center:
Pew: employment at digital-native outlets rose to 16,000 newsroom staff in 2019, but was still far lower than 34,950 at newspapers or 30,120 at broadcast TV  —  Digital-native news outlets - those “born on the web” - have seen a wave of cuts since the outbreak of the coronavirus as financial troubles continue to roil the news media.
New York Times:
NYPD proposes changes that would let it suspend reporters' credentials if they're seen as not complying with orders or if they “interfere” with police work  —  The Police Department's proposed new rules threaten press freedom.  —  The editorial board is a group …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR's Q2 radio audience fell ~25% YoY; podcast downloads and app use rose ~25% YoY; NPR on track to make more from underwriting on podcasts than on radio shows  —  Broadcast ratings for nearly all of NPR's radio shows took a steep dive in major markets this spring, as the coronavirus pandemic kept …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
The LA Times has placed sports columnist Arash Markazi on paid leave after employees complained of plagiarism, misrepresentation, and misuse of social media  —  The investigation began after members of the newspaper's sports department sent a letter to management demanding action.  —  MS
Discussion: @vicenews and @kevinmdraper
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Memo: Bloomberg EIC John Micklethwait says outlet publishes too many mediocre and/or long enterprise stories, stories should be shorter than 400 words or 900+  —  Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait sent the following to the editorial staff on Wednesday:
Discussion: @zseward
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: Vox Media is laying off 6% of its workforce, or around 70 people, mostly affecting Curbed, SB Nation, IT and office operations, and events staff  —  Vox Media, whose brands include New York Magazine, Vulture, The Verge and SB Nation, is cutting 6% of its workforce, laying off about 70 employees.
 
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Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
TikTok launches a Be Informed campaign featuring videos by popular makers, aimed at educating users on how to recognize misinformation
Discussion: TechCrunch
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it will launch Instagram Reels, its answer to TikTok, in the US, UK, Japan, Mexico, and ~50 other countries in the coming weeks
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Casper Star-Tribune will stop Monday and Tuesday print editions, leaving Wyoming as perhaps the first state without a local paper printed on Monday mornings
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Veronica Penney / New York Times:
Facebook classifies climate change news as opinion, meaning peer-reviewed science, industry statements, and disinformation aren't fact-checked
Apple:
Apple updates News to include audio stories on Apple News+, a daily audio news briefing, and curated local news collections in five US cities and regions
Substack Blog:
Substack begins offering legal support to US-based writers with paid subscriptions who publish work that may attract unreasonable legal pressure
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
ViacomCBS fires actor and TV host Nick Cannon, after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast
Laura Wagner / VICE:
New York Times Opinion writer Bari Weiss says she's leaving the paper