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6:02 PM ET, October 30, 2020


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Peter Sterne / New York Magazine:
Greenwald's break with The Intercept was inevitable: he planned to leave, viewed editing as censorship, and Substack may be able to match his six-figure salary  —  On Thursday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald denounced The Intercept, the news outlet he co-founded six years ago, and announced his immediate resignation.
Glenn Greenwald / Greenwald:
Glenn Greenwald quits The Intercept, saying its editors refused to publish a post unless he removed parts critical of Biden; he will now publish on Substack
Glenn Greenwald / Greenwald:
Glenn Greenwald publishes his email exchange with Intercept editors about his Biden story, which he says precipitated his resignation
David Bauder / Associated Press:
How news outlets are preparing for election night, with plans for extended live coverage and transparency about what's known and what isn't  —  NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Tim Davie says that BBC journalists can attend Pride marches, if they aren't seen as taking a stand on “politicized issues”, though what that means is unclear  —  Non-politicised participation allowed, Tim Davie says, as newsrooms call for clarity on new impartiality rules
BBC issues social media guidelines prohibiting staff from criticizing colleagues, “virtue signaling”, and expressing personal opinions on public policy, more
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
YouTube TV says it is dropping NESN, the sports network for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, on Saturday; NESN will only stream on fuboTV and AT&T TV NOW  —  Just a few weeks after losing Fox Sports RSNs, YouTube TV will be dropping NESN, the regional sports network coving the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Interview with Petra Wikström, director of public policy at Schibsted, on joining the Coalition for App Fairness to pressure app store owners to change rules  —  Nordic publishing giant Schibsted became one of 20 new members of the recently formed Coalition for App Fairness earlier this month.
Discussion: @larakiara
Angel Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
LA Times launches Latinx Files, a free weekly newsletter to highlight issues facing the Latinx community as part of its effort to cover underrepresented stories  —  You've probably seen the numbers: Nearly half of Los Angeles County, nearly 40% of California and nearly a fifth of the United States is Latino.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fact-checking finds more problems with The Atlantic story on niche sports by Ruth S. Barrett, who had a scandal-ridden record when using the byline Ruth Shalit  —  Over a couple of paragraphs in a recent story on niche sports and college athletics, Ruth S. Barrett writes of two injuries sustained …
Discussion: @elongreen
Pew Research Center:
Among six public US newspaper companies, ad revenue fell by a median 42% YoY in Q2; circulation revenue fell by 8% YoY; labor expenses in four fell a median 20%  —  The financial state of the U.S. news media in the second quarter of 2020 … The coronavirus outbreak has had a major impact …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Profile of FCC's Brendan Carr, a key figure in the Republican fight against Big Tech and potential FCC chairman if Trump is reelected  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  Ted Cruz was shouting at Jack Dorsey.  —  “Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed …
Ludovic Blecher / The Keyword:
Google releases final impact report of its €150M , five-year Digital Innovation Fund, which supported 662 digital news projects in Europe through 2019  —  Five years ago, as we saw news publishers shifting towards digital formats and trying new ways of doing things in the internet era …
Discussion: @mattbrittin
Sarah Kim / Korea JoongAng Daily:
In Q&A, NYT's international president discusses why it chose Korea as its new Asia hub and says it began contingency plans to leave Hong Kong three years ago  —  Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, international president of The New York Times Company, said the high level of press freedom in Korea …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT, by overstating Miles Taylor's seniority when it published his op-ed, and CNN, by letting him lie on live TV, disgraced themselves in the Anonymous charade