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2:00 PM ET, August 2, 2020

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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 …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
How FiveThirtyEight plans to visually represent uncertainty in its 2020 presidential election polling data and improve upon the infamous 2016 bar chart  —  One of the more challenging things to represent in journalism is uncertainty.  Walter Cronkite ended his newscasts with “That's the way it is …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Michelle Celarier / Institutional Investor:
Profile of Henry Blodget, co-founder and CEO of Business Insider who sold the financial news site to Axel Springer in 2015 and currently is its editor  —  Shortly after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos headlined a $5 million equity round in the scrappy young media brand Business Insider in 2013 …
Discussion: @colin_sebastian and @simonowens
Misinformation Review:
Study: people are likelier to share questionable content from low-credibility sources when it has high social engagement in the form of shares and likes  —  News feeds in virtually all social media platforms include engagement metrics, such as the number of times each post is liked and shared.
Timothy McLaughlin / The Atlantic:
Profile of SCMP, where last year's HK protests highlighted the tensions between senior editors who often appear to be deferential to authorities and reporters  —  On the night of August 31, 2019, police officers rushed into a Hong Kong subway station, swinging their batons …
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 …
 
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Seb Joseph / Digiday:
GroupM and Havas Media have started pitching advertisers curated marketplaces representing publishers owned by BIPOC and LGBTQ+
Discussion: @digiday
Hollywood Reporter:
Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist, and homophobic behavior
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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”