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9:20 AM ET, October 6, 2020


 Top News: 
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  —  The president of the United States is acting like a drunk driver, and the press needs to cover him that way.
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 …
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  —  New York/London (CNN Business)Cineworld Group, the owner of Regal Cinemas, will suspend operations at all of its theaters …
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  —  Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine announced that he would soon step down and that the paper was launching a search …
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  —  Amid allegations of political interference at Voice of America, a Trump ally who heads the outlet's parent agency has issued restrictive policy guidelines …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sidestepping rules on political interference, two Trump appointees at USAGM have compiled a report claiming VOA's White House bureau chief was unfair to Trump
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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Jeff Young / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
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Ben Smith / New York Times:
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