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5:20 PM ET, August 18, 2020

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Variety:
Sources: NBCU's Ron Meyer had reached a settlement with actress Charlotte Kirk, who was linked to the resignation of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara in 2019  —  NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer was involved in an affair with actress Charlotte Kirk that ultimately led to his ouster …
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Brent Lang / Variety:
NBCU vice chairman Ron Meyer steps down after disclosing that he was being extorted over his affair with a woman who threatened to also “falsely implicate” NBCU  —  Ron Meyer is stepping down as vice chairman of NBCUniversal after disclosing that he reached a private settlement …
Megan Janetsky / Poynter:
The pandemic is throwing international reporting into a crisis, mostly affecting freelancers' work and turning large swaths of the world into news deserts  —  I was in rural Guatemala following the lives of former migrants when the pandemic hit like a sledgehammer.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
The White House flood of EOs and pronouncements is meant to be exhausting for media and consumers, requiring careful news coverage and mindful readers  —  Trump is “flooding the zone.”  It's a form of modern censorship.  —  Opinion writer at large.  —  In the Trump era, news doesn't break, it invades.
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Alex Shephard / New Republic:
By embracing conservative talking points about government agencies, media missed the story about the decimation of USPS long before Trump was elected
Brian Bumbery / Apple:
Apple renames Beats 1, its streaming radio station, Apple Music 1 and launches two new radio stations: Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country  —  Apple Music 1 and two new stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country, feature exclusive original shows from the world's top music hosts and artists
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Amber Neely / AppleInsider:
Apple launches its first Apple TV+ bundle, allowing users to add CBS All Access and Showtime for an additional $9.99 a month
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: ViacomCBS is in talks to sell CNET for ~$500M to Red Ventures, which runs consumer sites Bankrate and Reviews.com, as it looks to shed noncore assets  —  Discussions value CNET at about $500 million; media company has been looking to shed noncore assets after last year's merger
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Group Nine's NowThis is launching NowThis Kids aimed at children aged 6 to 11, starting with a YouTube channel, podcast, and newsletter  —  NowThis, the millennial-focused video brand from Group Nine Media, is launching a new brand aimed at children of millennials called “NowThis Kids,” executives tell Axios.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
To avoid airing a Democratic infomercial and lacking breaks in the virtual convention, news shows talked over the DNC production, creating an unwatchable result  —  In the run-up to the Democratic National Convention, which opened last night, fans of convention pomp mourned the likely shortcomings …
DW.COM:
After initially failing to cover protests, employees of Belarus state broadcaster went on strike Monday and demanded an end to media censorship  —  Staff at Belarus' state broadcaster have walked off the job in support of mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
To make up for lost ticket sales, sports clubs are using Facebook's Fan Subscription Pages to sell content like streams of games and interviews with players  —  In the scramble to replace revenue lost to the coronavirus pandemic, some sports clubs are selling content exclusively on Facebook.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
As the pandemic destroys ad revenue, some publishers, like Bustle, Thrillist, and The Strategist, are seeing success in affiliate and commerce deals  —  With advertising revenue down across the board during the continuing coronavirus crisis, publishers are relying more on revenue cultivated from readers …
 
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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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