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12:10 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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+
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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
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
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
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”