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10:15 PM ET, August 12, 2020


 Top News: 
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Tribune Publishing is permanently closing The Daily News headquarters at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan and four other Tribune newspaper newsrooms  —  Tribune Publishing said that it was permanently closing the tabloid's office in Lower Manhattan.  As its journalists work remotely during the pandemic …
Roger Simmons / Orlando Sentinel:
The Orlando Sentinel says it is leaving its downtown office building, which it has occupied since 1951, in October as staff continues to work remotely  —  The Orlando Sentinel announced Wednesday it will leave its downtown building, the newspaper's home since 1951.
Wall Street Journal:
Sumner Redstone, the mogul who transformed National Amusements into a media empire that included Viacom, Paramount Pictures, and CBS, has died at 97  —  Mr. Redstone built empire of TV, movies and radio that became focus of power struggle  —  Sumner Redstone, who turned his family's movie-theater company …
The Information:
Sources: AT&T is in talks to sell Crunchyroll, its anime streaming service, to Sony, but its $1.5B asking price is a sticking point  —  AT&T is in discussions to sell WarnerMedia's Crunchyroll Japanese anime-streaming service to Sony, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Twitter staffers publicly called out an error by Daily Caller and National Review, which wrongly said Twitter hired an ex-Harris staffer to police POTUS tweets  —  According to leading conservative columnists, Twitter has hired Nick Pacilio, a former staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris …
Lauren Harris / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow Center records consolidations or mergers of more than 30 local journalism outlets in Kentucky and in CNHI-owned outlets in FL, IA, AL, IN, OK, and TX  —  Last week, in a Q&A about covering losses in the journalism industry, Poynter reporter Kristen Hare observed that the newsroom mergers …
Discussion: @cjr
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Sources: USAGM put 7 senior leaders on leave and pulled their security clearances, in response to a pro-Joe Biden video and a review of foreign worker hiring  —  President Trump's new leader at the Voice of America and its parent organization made sweeping staff changes this week in response …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Scribd buys SlideShare from LinkedIn for an undisclosed sum; SlideShare has a content library of 40M presentations and 100M monthly unique visitors  —  SlideShare has a new owner, with LinkedIn selling the presentation-sharing service to Scribd for an undisclosed price.
Ash Carter / Air Mail:
Former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier talks about his new quarterly, Liberties, which comes out 3 years after #MeToo claims sank his last magazine  —  Three years after #MeToo allegations sank his Laurene Powell Jobs-funded magazine, Leon Wieseltier wants back in
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson says it will continue its Apple News partnership because the arrangement helps introduce potential new subscribers to the WSJ  —  News Corp. will continue to allow tech giant Apple to disseminate its news articles through the Apple News platform because the arrangement …
Discussion: MacRumors, 9to5Mac and AppleInsider
Natasha Khan / Wall Street Journal:
Hong Kong media baron Jimmy Lai was released on bail on Wednesday morning, along with the other nine people who were arrested on Monday  —  Supporters of outspoken newspaper founder waved copies of his Apple Daily as he left police station  —  HONG KONG—Pro-democracy media baron Jimmy Lai …
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Kali Hays / WWD:
Former Bloomberg News reporter files proposed class-action suit against the outlet for gender and race discrimination and names editorial leaders as defendants
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
The musical Diana will premiere on Netflix ahead of its opening on Broadway as New York theaters will remain closed until 2021
Patricia Nilsson / Financial Times:
After a six month break, Time Out plans to resume its print edition only in Madrid, Barcelona, and London and is unlikely to do so in the US or Portugal
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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Axios:
The Grayzone, founded by Max Blumenthal, has become a favorite of China's state media and government as it denies crimes against humanity affecting Uighurs
Hollywood Reporter:
As part of WarnerMedia's layoffs, most of the staff of the streaming service DC Universe have been laid off, as well as top execs and editors of DC Comics