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10:00 PM ET, August 3, 2020

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Angelina Chapin / The Cut:
Veteran AP reporter Errin Haines, Emily Ramshaw, and others launch The 19th, covering politics and inequality from a diverse perspective with a 99% female staff  —  When Errin Haines first heard about Breonna Taylor's death in mid-May, she knew the story deserved more attention.
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Coral Murphy / USA Today:   The 19th reaches an agreement with USA TODAY to republish its stories across more than 250 news markets
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The US election will present media with major challenges including delayed vote tallies due to a rise in mail-in ballots and Trump tweets falsely alleging fraud  —  We may not know the results for days, and maybe weeks.  So it's time to rethink “election night.”
Nathan J. Robinson / Current Affairs:
Paywalls at top-tier publications like NYT and New Yorker can make accessing the truth harder, ceding ground to free publications that spread misinformation  —  Paywalls are justified, even though they are annoying.  It costs money to produce good writing, to run a website, to license photographs.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Chuck Todd to launch a weekly political program on live-streaming service NBC News Now and NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock, starting in September  —  If it's good wi-fi, it's “Meet The Press.”  —  Chuck Todd, who has moderated NBC News' Sunday-morning public affairs program since the fall of 2014 …
New York Times:
Ad analytics platform Pathmatics: Facebook's top 100 advertisers spent $221.4M from July 1 through July 29, down 12% YoY from the $251.4M they spent in 2019  —  Major advertisers on Facebook reduced their spending by millions of dollars in July, but not enough to significantly damage the platform's revenue.
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Journalists across McClatchy's newsrooms say they are cautiously optimistic about Chatham's takeover of McClatchy, which is scheduled to be finalized on Tuesday  —  New York (CNN Business)Hedge fund ownership of newspaper groups typically spells doom for the newsrooms.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Snap signs deals with major music companies, including Warner Music, UMG, and Merlin, to let users add music to their posts, initially in Australia and NZ  —  Social-networking company has licensed rights from major labels and publishers  —  Snap Inc. is introducing a new feature …
CNN:
Reporters on covering the NBA from inside the “NBA Bubble”, the quarantine zone inside Disney World that is housing 20 reporters and 22 teams through October  —  New York (CNN Business)Shortly before Joe Vardon started covering last year's NBA playoffs, the sports journalist took his family to Walt Disney World.
New York Times:
With flagging interest in her briefings from Trump and most TV networks, it's unclear what purpose Kayleigh McEnany is filling beyond berating the news media  —  President Trump does not always watch her briefings, and even his allies say she risks being known more for “hitting the press with a two-by-four” …
Kyle Daly / Axios:
The Content Authenticity Initiative, which includes Adobe, Twitter, and the NYT, releases a white paper detailing an open standard for media authentication  —  A group whose members include Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times Monday offered a plan for restoring trust in photos and video in the face of a rising tide of digital fakery.
 
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Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A Norwegian reporter sued Hollywood Foreign Press Association in CA, alleging antitrust violations for denying membership to those who compete with HFPA members
Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
Business Insider told staff on Friday that the company will not require employees to return to the offices until July 2021
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Christopher Brennan / Monday Note:
As the presidential election looms, US media risks focusing too much on horse race domestic coverage, ignoring pivotal developments abroad
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Axel Springer's news aggregator app Upday says ad revenue has increased over 30% YoY in H1 2020, and it now has 25M+ MAUs globally and 11M daily visitors
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
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