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9:15 AM ET, July 27, 2020


 Top News: 
Aubree Eliza Weaver / Politico:
Sinclair says it will delay airing and add more context to an America This Week segment that features “Plandemic” conspiracy theory, after social media backlash  —  Sinclair Broadcasting on Saturday said it will delay its scheduled airing of a news segment featuring …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look back at Hearst under Troy Young and its move to spike the Bryan Singer story, which became important to the #MeToo movement after The Atlantic ran it  —  The workplace environment at the company's magazine division was troubled under Troy Young.  And it may not have been good for ambitious investigative journalism, either.
Jessica Wakeman / Patreon:
Profile of NYT Style's editor Choire Sicha, well-liked by most, as the section confronts the pandemic's unique coverage demands  —  Art by Shawné Michaelain Holloway The man behind the curtain of the New York Times's most innovative section emerged fully formed from the Internet.
Anton Troianovski / New York Times:
Facebook hired StopFake in Ukraine to flag Russian disinfo, but critics accuse the fact-checking group of ties to the far right and of bias in its fact-checking  —  Facebook hired a Ukrainian group battling Russian disinformation to flag misleading posts.  But critics say the fact checkers' work veers into activism.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:
Study on news gaps in the UK: while overall news use remains higher than before the pandemic, women and people under 55 are less likely to access COVID-19 news  —  A woman wearing a face mask uses her phone on London Bridge in March 2020.  —  Dr Antonis Kalogeropoulos  —  Introduction |
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
IFJ survey of 558 female journalists from 52 countries shows 56% think COVID-19 has increased gender inequality in the industry  —  More than half of female journalists worldwide have experienced worsening gender inequality since the Covid-19 pandemic began, according to a new survey.
Discussion: IFJ
Sonam Vashi / Columbia Journalism Review:
A hotline run by advocacy org Freedom for Immigrants has become crucial to journalists for gaining firsthand accounts from inside US immigrant detention centers  —  In the first episode of the final season of prison dramedy Orange is the New Black, one character, Maritza Ramos, faces deportation.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News host Jesse Watters tries to walk back praise for pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon, after telling Eric Trump that Q “uncovered a lot of great stuff”  —  ‘GREAT STUFF’  —  Fox News host Jesse Watters attempted to walk back his apparent endorsement of the unhinged …
Chantal Fernandez / The Business of Fashion:
The print edition of O: The Oprah Magazine will end after the Dec. issue; Hearst says has an audience of 8M and it will keep investing in the brand  —  The joint venture between Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Inc. and Hearst Magazines marked its 20 year anniversary in April and is known …
Robin Berjon / NYT Open:
An overview of NYT's approach to readers' privacy and what it has done to improve its practices, such as making its Privacy Policy more legible  —  Online privacy is complex, but it doesn't have to be.  —  If, dear reader, we met and you invited me to your home, we might end up chatting …
The Guardian:
Broadcasters say they'll lose £200M+/year if UK imposes junk food ads ban, point to govt. assessment the ban would reduce kids' intake by just 1.7 calories/day  —  Broadcasters say Boris Johnson's plan will drastically reduce revenue for industry already in crisis
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
CUNY's Black Media Initiative director Aaron Foley discusses the new program's aims, as it prepares its first report on the Black news ecosystem in the US
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Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
McClatchy sale agreement with Chatham filed in court: Chatham to pay $312M, honor union contracts, and keep company intact, while CEO Craig Forman to depart
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
NYT's coverage of Ted Yoho's expletives aimed at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her response, cast her as the norm breaker and downplayed his verbal attack