Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:35 PM ET, August 14, 2020


 Top News: 
Financial Times:
As ViacomCBS expands CBS All Access with programming from Viacom and Paramount, it is considering rebranding the streaming service to Paramount+  —  ‘Paramount+’ tops shortlist as battle with Disney moves centre stage in attempt to lift shares  —  ViacomCBS is considering a plan to rebrand …
ViacomCBS shares rose as much as 5.8% on Friday following a researcher's report that an activist investor may be gathering a significant stake  —  - Credit Suisse trades hint that shareholder is amassing stake  — But any activist would have to win over Shari Redstone
Victoria Song / Gizmodo:
The death of Bon Appétit shows why media companies, which have no idea what makes videos work, failed with their half-baked plans to pivot to video  —  There are a zillion reasons why I have been mourning the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen.  The one that hurts most is that the slow …
Press Gazette:
More than 2,000 jobs at UK-based news organizations have been cut during the COVID-19 crisis so far, with a large proportion of editorial staff affected  —  More than 2,000 jobs at UK-based news organisations have been put at risk during the Covid-19 crisis so far, with more expected to follow.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facing saturation and stiff competition in the US, media giants including Fox News and ViacomCBS are planning to launch new streaming services internationally  —  Facing saturation and stiff competition in the U.S., media giants are planning to launch new streaming services internationally to accrue more subscribers.
Discussion: MediaPost and Insights - Nielsen
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's employees and third-party fact-checkers say Facebook has sometimes overruled decisions on divisive content with little transparency  —  On May 8, Prager University, a nonprofit conservative media outlet, published a video on Facebook that incorrectly claimed “there is no evidence …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Santa Cruz Local, a startup that focuses on county-level public policy reporting, has grown amid the pandemic to 500 paying members and 3,800 newsletter subs  —  Santa Cruz Local nearly doubled paying members since the coronavirus pandemic … “Hey everyone.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Warner Music acquires IMGN, which creates and tracks viral social media content in categories like e-sports, gaming, and ASMR, source says for just under $100M  —  It's a whole new playing field these days for music labels and publishers, and today one of the big three made an acquisition …
Aaron Mak / Slate:
Google's Ad Exchange is demonetizing pages that merely mention issues of race and LGBTQ rights, classifying them as “dangerous or derogatory content”  —  On Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, the Atlantic decided to recirculate King's famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” …
Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
USAGM removed seven top execs on Wednesday after suspending their security clearances, citing security concerns over hiring of foreign workers  —  Members of Congress on Thursday condemned a leadership purge at the parent agency of Voice of America, escalating criticism that a new chief executive appointed …
Discussion: @karenkornbluh and @vivian
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
USAGM has hired Frank Wuco, a former talk radio host who has called Obama a Kenyan and Nancy Pelosi a Botox-using Nazi, among other incendiary statements
Diana Kuryshko / BBC:
How Nexta, with a small editorial team of four in Warsaw and no website, is using its Telegram channel with 1.5M subscribers to bypass news blackout in Belarus  —  For days Belarusians have had little information of the unrest filling their streets, with state-run TV making little attempt …
Press Gazette:
UK court rules that Reach must pay damages of £49,000 to a school teacher following defamatory articles in The Sunday Mirror, Mirror Online, and Kent Live  —  A primary school teacher has been awarded damages of £49,000 over a series of articles published by three Reach titles.
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
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to start offering first video content bundle to TV+ subscribers, combining CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99/mo, starting as early as Monday
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 4:35 PM ET, August 14, 2020.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 More News: 
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Baidu's video streaming service iQIYI says it is being probed by SEC, after a report in April accused it of inflating its 2019 revenue by around $1.13B
WashPost PR:
Zeus Technology, WaPo's revenue platform, announces it will license its Zeus Performance ad framework and rendering engine to Tribune Publishing for 8 markets
 Earlier Picks: 
Sources at publications partnering with Apple News+ say Apple did not tell them about changes that force News+ users into its app instead of to publisher sites
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
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