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1:15 PM ET, August 13, 2020

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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Newsweek stands by an op-ed by a former Kamala Harris opponent that used arcane arguments to question Harris' eligibility for VP  —  Newsweek magazine faced a blizzard of criticism over a column that questioned Senator Kamala Harris' eligibility for the vice presidency …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to launch “Apple One”, tiered subscription bundles, which will include Music, TV+, News+, and a new virtual fitness service, as early as October  —  - Company seeks more customer loyalty with twist on Amazon Prime  — Bundles to include video, music, news, fitness and more
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
AMC will reopen more than 100 theaters on August 20 and expects to open two-thirds of its 600+ US theaters by September 3, when Tenet comes out  —  New York (CNN Business)AMC is finally reopening its theaters, and guests will need to spend just 15 cents to get in.
Wall Street Journal:
The trust now in charge of National Amusements is unlikely to be an obstacle to Shari Redstone and her ViacomCBS plans as she, her son, and two allies sit on it  —  Sumner Redstone's death tests stability of family's media empire  —  For nearly two decades, Shari Redstone fought to ensure …
Discussion: @benmullin and New York Times
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Sumner Redstone, the mogul who transformed National Amusements into a media empire that included Viacom, Paramount Pictures, and CBS, has died at 97
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 …
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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
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 …
Ann-Christine Diaz / Ad Age:
Court dismisses $25M defamation suit brought against Adweek and anonymous Instagram account Diet Madison Avenue by former Martin Agency CCO Joe Alexander  —  The former Martin Agency chief creative officer had been seeking $25 million  —  The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District …
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 …
Axios:
Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Snap introduce election-related initiatives to provide information on topics like voter registration and where to vote  —  Tech giants are going all in on civic engagement efforts ahead of November's election to help protect themselves in case they're charged …
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
Sources: ByteDance's Indonesian news aggregator app BaBe censored content perceived as critical of the Chinese government between 2018 and mid-2020  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app …
 
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
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