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12:20 PM ET, October 6, 2020


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Allan Smith / NBC News:
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19  —  White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the latest administration official to test positive for Covid-19, she revealed on Twitter on Monday morning.  —  Her diagnosis means that nine people tied …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Following McEnany's diagnosis, reporters say they are furious about WH's cavalier attitude toward their safety and criticize the timidity of WHCA's statement  —  Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's COVID-19 diagnosis has only added to journalists' frustration—and anxiety—at 1600 Penn.
Bill Grueskin / Columbia Journalism Review:
From his Rose Garden Garrett nomination party to his SUV joyride from Walter Reed, the media is right to say Trump is recklessly endangering others' lives
Yochai Benkler / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study of 55K stories, 5M tweets, and 75K Facebook posts between March 1 and Aug. 31 shows how media helped Trump and GOP discredit the voting process for some  —  The presidential debate on September 29, 2020, ended with President Trump reiterating the false claim that mail-in ballots …
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, who have helmed Politico's newsletter Playbook for four years, are leaving the outlet at the end of the year  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  HOW CAN YOU SAY you support masks, if the Covid-stricken president of the United States walks into the White House and takes off …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds support for Netflix to Portal TV and introduces a new remote with buttons to launch streaming apps like Prime Video, Netflix, and Facebook Watch  —  Facebook announced this morning it's bringing a number of new features and services to its family of Portal devices, including support for Netflix and Zoom.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Netflix show Glow, which had started filming its fourth season, is canceled entirely due to the difficulty and cost of filming in Los Angeles during COVID-19  —  EXCLUSIVE: GLOW, Netflix's female wrestling dramedy, will not be returning to the ring for a fourth and final season.
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
The New Yorker Union says it has reached an agreement with Condé Nast to include a just cause clause in contracts, shortly before a picket had been planned  —  New York (CNN Business)The New Yorker union celebrated Monday after reaching an agreement with owner Condé Nast …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Interview with Condé Nast's first diversity and inclusion officer Yashica Olden on her new role, goals and obstacles, and more  —  Last month Condé Nast released its first ever diversity and inclusion report which showed the legacy magazine publisher, like so many other large media companies …
Tom Schuba / Chicago Sun Times:
Former staffers of The Chicago Reporter say the investigative news outlet was placed on “hiatus” after its editor was fired on Sept. 17 without explanation  —  The Chicago Reporter, an investigative news source that has probed issues of race and poverty for nearly five decades …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
AMC Theatres says it has no plans to close reopened theaters, thanks to revenue sharing agreement with Universal that shortens the theatrical window to 17 days  —  The news came a day after rival Cineworld said it is closing all of its U.S. and U.K. locations amid the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic.
Discussion: Variety and The Playlist
Peter White / Deadline:
Soumya Sriraman, the president and CEO of streaming service BritBox, BBC Studios and ITV's joint venture, is stepping down at the end of October  —  Soumya Sriraman has stepped down as President and CEO of North American streamer BritBox.  She will leave the platform at the end of the month …
Rebecca Davis / Variety:
China box office bounced back this weekend to its pre-pandemic levels, with revenue hitting nearly $260M on the mainland  —  The China box office bounced back this weekend to its pre-pandemic levels, figures from its National Day holiday weekend show — proving that the right mix of competitive …
Discussion: @vermontgmg and Mediaite
Cineworld Group, the owner of Regal Cinemas, to suspend operations at all of its theaters in the US and UK beginning on Thursday, affecting 45,000 employees
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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bonnier to sell seven of its best-known US titles, including Saveur and Popular Science, to private equity firm North Equity as it moves to exit US media market
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Alex Emmons / The Intercept:
In a memo, VOA asks its journalists who are publicly critical of government agencies to recuse themselves from covering those agencies
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine announces that he will soon step down and that the paper will begin searching for his replacement
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Years of White House evasions on Trump's health show the US urgently needs a reporting culture better suited to covering the decline of its many older leaders