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3:50 PM ET, July 20, 2020


 Top News: 
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Warner Bros indefinitely delays Christopher Nolan's Tenet, further complicating Hollywood's already bumpy plan to revive moviegoing  —  Warner Bros. has removed “Tenet” from its release calendar, delivering a big blow on the exhibition industry at a time when movie theaters had hoped to peg …
Anthony Feinstein / Reuters Institute …:
Study by the Reuters Institute for Journalism: around 70% of journalists reporting on COVID-19 say they are suffering from some levels of psychological distress  —  Many reporters are struggling to cope with the emotional demands of covering the pandemic, write Meera Selva and Anthony Feinstein
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Fox News' Chris Wallace conducted what might be the best TV interview yet with Donald Trump, by being prepared and not hesitating to call out Trump  —  The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter.  To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How ex-NYT reporter-turned-novelist Alex Berenson is capitalizing on COVID-19 skepticism, catching the eye of Elon Musk and Fox News and selling 100K+ booklets  —  Anger at lockdowns and mask mandates provides fertile ground for arguments about the best way to fight the virus.
Washington Post:
Female sports reporters recall experiences of sexual and verbal harassment while working, almost always from men, following a story on Washington's NFL team  —  Lindsay Jones, an NFL reporter for the Athletic, read The Washington Post's investigative report Thursday that detailed allegations …
Popular Information:
Email reveals Facebook execs mulling how to remove a well-founded fact check label from a viral climate misinfo post from The Daily Wire after pressure from GOP  —  This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and HEATED, a climate newsletter by journalist Emily Atkin.
Ben Beaumont-Thomas / The Guardian:
Bauer Media shuts down British music magazine Q after 34 years, as its circulation fell to 28,359, down from a peak of more than 200,000 in 2001  —  Magazine that celebrated breadth of pop music spectrum was under review following further losses during coronavirus pandemic
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal names Beau Ferrari chairman of Telemundo, succeeding Cesar Conde, who became chairman of the NBC News Group in May  —  The exec succeeds Cesar Conde, who shifted to a role as chairman of the NBC News Group in May.  —  NBCUniversal has named Beau Ferrari chairman of Telemundo Enterprises …
Discussion: The Wrap, Adweek and Variety
Pete Freedman / Central Track:
Staff at Dallas' only daily newspaper Dallas Morning News and its Spanish-language sister pub Al Día Dallas announce plans to unionize  —  Citing Poor Staff Retention And An Unstable Newsroom, Staffers At Dallas' Only Daily Newspaper Announced Plans To Unionize On Monday.
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Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
Two ex-staffers sue Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Ed Henry, and Howard Kurtz, alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for coming forward
Discussion: Variety and Mediaite
New York Times:
As #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo highlight Hollywood disparities, actors with disabilities share their thoughts on being passed over for roles, the future, and more
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
After CNN blurred the faces of US federal police in Portland, Jake Tapper says “someone misunderstood an instruction”; CNN has done similar recently
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Interview with Alex Trebek, longtime game show host of Jeopardy! who for many represents the inherent value of facts amid fractured ideological media bubbles
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Tara Kelly / Poynter:
Following school closures in March, Danish news startup Koncentrat launched a free, interactive, daily TV show to teach teens media literacy skills
Discussion: @poynter
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney has dramatically cut ad spending on Facebook and Instagram; Disney was Facebook's top US advertiser for H1 2020, per an estimate
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Reuters Institute: of 100 orgs in Brazil, South Africa, Germany, UK, and US, only 18% of top editors are non-white, diverging from population demographics
Katherine Bell / Quartz:
Business journalism needs to question its assumptions about economies, examine the purpose of businesses, and orient toward solving big problems