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4:35 PM ET, July 24, 2020


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Debi Chirichella, CFO of Hearst's magazine division since 2011, is named interim president of the division following the departure of Troy Young  —  Debi Chirichella, the division's chief financial officer, will step in after the departure of Mr. Young, who was accused of making lewd remarks in the workplace.
Discussion: The Wrap and @lpolgreen
New York Times:
Troy Young, president of Hearst's magazine unit, resigns a day after reports surfaced of his history of lewd remarks amid a culture of discrimination  —  Troy Young was elevated to lead the magazine division in 2018 as the face of digital transformation despite complaints of bullying and harassment.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
US Press Freedom Tracker says it has received 52 reports of journalists being abused in Portland as horrifying stories of law enforcement attacks emerge  —  This week Dave Miller, who hosts a daily talk show on Oregon Public Broadcasting, interviewed “two very tired people” …
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Federal judge temporarily bars federal officers from using force, threats, or dispersal orders against journalists or legal observers at Portland demonstrations
Wall Street Journal:
Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
Two filmmakers making a Netflix series on immigration and ICE say they were threatened with legal action and were pushed to delete scenes and delay its release  —  A new documentary peers inside the secretive world of immigration enforcement.  The filmmakers faced demands to delete scenes and delay broadcast until after the election.
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Mike Reicher / The Seattle Times:
Seattle judge rules that five outlets must comply with SPD subpoena and provide unpublished protest videos and photos as SPD met a burden to overcome shield law  —  Five news outlets, including The Seattle Times, will have to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle Police Department unpublished video …
Rudy Takala / Mediaite:
Records of Cathy Areu's appearances on Fox News, other publicly available information, emails, and sources undermine some of her claims against Fox News hosts  —  Inconsistencies are emerging in claims made by Cathy Areu, a once-periodic Fox News guest, that she was harassed …
Discussion: @howardkurtz and 93.1FM WIBC
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News's Tucker Carlson set up two NYT freelancers for harassment when he misled viewers into thinking the NYT was about to publish his Maine address
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed has laid off 50 of 74 employees who had been furloughed this spring, including 10 from news and the rest from its studio, sales and administration  —  - Loss of affiliate revenue from Amazon also squeezes publisher  — Cost-cutting moves expected to keep losses under $20 million
Discussion: The Wrap
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The UK's Immediate Media is closing 12 magazines and plans to cut up to 113 jobs after advertising and newsstand sales fell during the pandemic  —  Immediate Media is planning to cut up to 113 jobs and close 12 magazines after the Covid-19 crisis badly hit newsstand sales and advertising revenue.
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J. Clara Chan / The Wrap:
LAT union sends a letter protesting an “intensified” environment of intimidation and harassment and accuses Norman Pearlstine of retaliation against a reporter
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
WaPo settles defamation suit with Nick Sandmann, the high schooler in a 2019 video at the Lincoln Memorial; suits against the NYT, CBS, ABC, and others remain
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
TikTok and the National Music Publishers' Association sign licensing agreement that suggests TikTok has agreed to pay for unlicensed past use of members' works
 Earlier Picks: 
New York Times:
Federal judge orders Michael Cohen released, citing retaliation over Cohen's plans to publish a book about Trump
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Warner Bros.' Tenet likely to get a staggered release, in international markets in late August, then in the US in early September if more theaters open
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
TikTok says it is launching a new $200M fund to pay creators directly for their content
Brian Fung / CNN:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including through a subscription model