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7:25 PM ET, August 15, 2020

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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
In updated editor's note, Newsweek apologized for an op-ed questioning Harris' eligibility, calling it a tool for racism after staffers demanded it be retracted  —  The apology nevertheless fell far short of staffers' demands that the magazine retract and remove the supposedly erudite exploration of 19th century Supreme Court rulings.
Business Insider:
Current and former Complex Networks staffers detail a company culture where leadership fostered bullying, favoritism; Complex has launched “full cultural audit”  —  - Complex Networks is facing a reckoning after a number of current and former employees cited incidents …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The White House breached its own COVID-19 social distancing rules to allow representatives from Gateway Pundit, Epoch Times, and OAN into press briefings  —  The White House press corps just got a little more Trump-friendly, thanks to a bit of maneuvering by the White House itself.
Financial Times:
Sources: 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 …
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Bloomberg:
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
Discussion: @scottporch
New York Times:
Some Hollywood blockbusters resume filming overseas, like the latest Jurassic World in the UK using Universal's 107-page safety manual and 18K COVID tests  —  “Jurassic World: Dominion,” filming in England, is a chance for the movie industry to see if it can move past the financial woes caused by the pandemic.
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 …
Rob Pegoraro / Forbes:
Facebook's new policy to label promoted content with direct political ties won't affect sites, like Breitbart, which are funded by political actors  —  A new policy Facebook FB announced Tuesday suggests the social network will finally punish political propaganda disguised as news.
Natalie Degraffinried:
An ex-staff editor at Kotaku says she left the gaming news site due to its toxic work environment and deeply entrenched problems of racism and sexism  —  Hey folks!  After a nightmarish process of trying to get medical leave and being taken off payroll on Juneteenth—the first one we got off as a holiday!
 
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Elaine Low / Variety:
Len Amato, president of HBO Films, Miniseries, and Cinemax, is leaving, as Cinemax works on phasing out original programming and HBO focuses on acquired content
Discussion: The Wrap and Hollywood Reporter
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
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
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
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Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
USAGM removed seven top execs on Wednesday after suspending their security clearances, citing security concerns over hiring of foreign workers
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
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
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's employees and third-party fact-checkers say Facebook has sometimes overruled decisions on divisive content with little transparency
 

 
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

 
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