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12:20 AM ET, August 2, 2020

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Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
James Murdoch is resigning from the board of News Corp, effective immediately, due to disagreements over editorial content and other strategic decisions  —  The mogul sent a letter of resignation on Friday afternoon.  —  Former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corp.
CNBC:
President Trump told reporters on Friday that he will act soon to ban TikTok in the United States  —  - President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.  —  President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters …
Frank E. Lockwood / Arkansas Online:
The RNC says journalists will be barred from attending the GOP convention in Charlotte, NC from August 21-24 due to the state's COVID-19 health restrictions  —  WASHINGTON — When Republicans renominate Donald Trump for president in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 24, journalists won't be on hand to witness it …
Tony Haile / Columbia Journalism Review:
Small pubs can compete with NYT's subscription dominance by using WaPo's ad tech platform Zeus or by sharing subscription-only content across multiple pubs  —  Meredith Kopit Levien, who was named the new CEO of the New York Times last week, has six million subscribers …
ProPublica:
How Larry King, who has hosted a talk show on RT America since 2013, says he was duped into taping a fake interview that was Chinese propaganda  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
GroupM and Havas Media have started pitching advertisers curated marketplaces representing publishers owned by BIPOC and LGBTQ+  —  The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent racial equality protests have cast a spotlight on how advertisers can spur equality with their marketing spend …
Discussion: @digiday
Elaine Low / Variety:
Profile of Netflix's Bela Bajaria, who is leading the company's content growth outside of the US as its VP of local language originals  —  She relished the development process and reading the latest drafts of scripts, which she calls the most formative part of her early Hollywood education.
Institute for Nonprofit News:
Case study: Rivard Report, a successful nonprofit newsroom in San Antonio, TX, generates a third of its revenue from sponsorships and “business memberships”  —  With funding from Google News Initiative (GNI), the Institute for Nonprofit News has launched the IGNITE Sponsorship Program …
Wall Street Journal:
North Face and Heineken are among the companies that say they will resume Facebook ads in August, while SAP, Smucker Co., others say they will continue boycott  —  North Face, Pernod Ricard and Heineken are back on the social network; Beam Suntory, Eddie Bauer and SAP aren't
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Agnes Chu is leaving as senior VP of content for Disney Plus to become president of Condé Nast Entertainment, reporting to CEO Roger Lynch  —  Agnes Chu, a 12-year Disney veteran, is leaving as senior VP of content for Disney Plus to join Condé Nast as head of the media and publishing company's entertainment division.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the US, and introduce a new Music destination within Facebook Watch  —  Facebook today confirmed it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the U.S., as TechCrunch first reported …
 
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Hollywood Reporter:
Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist, and homophobic behavior
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery and AMC Networks join the On Addressability initiative launched by cable giants Comcast, Charter and Cox to offer advertisers dynamic ad insertion
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls of up to 0.5x slower and 1.5x faster on Android devices and is set to begin testing the option for iOS
Knight First Amendment Institute:
Knight Institute sues Trump for continuing to block critics from his Twitter account even after a federal court held that his account is a public forum
Krystie Lee Yandoli / BuzzFeed News:
Dozens of ex-Ellen Show staff allege sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers; Warner Bros. says it has “identified several staffing changes”
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Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Leaked DHS document describes how to arrest journalists and expose them to crowd suppressants without being liable per the terms of the Oregon restraining order
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Pew research shows Americans who rely on social media for news are more misinformed than others; the numbers show Americans have given up amid the war on truth
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Maffick LLC files a lawsuit against Facebook for applying “Russia state-controlled media” labels to its pages and posts