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9:20 AM ET, March 22, 2021

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Elizabeth Spiers / My New Band Is:
Conde used McCammond's tweets as an excuse to fire her because it can't fire Wintour, who inappropriately hired an EIC with no managerial or fashion experience  —  Conde Nast recently hired 27 year old political reporter Alexi McCammond to be the editor in chief of Teen Vogue and rescinded …
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The Daily Beast:
Teen Vogue's new EIC Alexi McCammond, who was meant to start in the coming days, will no longer be joining the publication  —  The Condé-owned outlet's new editor has exited the job just days before she was set to take on the gig. … Just days before she was set to begin the job …
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
A look at instances where journalistic practices have improved in response to the Trump years, such as providing better context in explaining officials' actions  —  This post is for you.  But instead of confirming your impressions, I bring news of a contrary kind.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
NYT had 840K games subscribers at the end of 2020, up 40% YoY, and more than 28M people had played one of its games last year, up 16% YoY  —  A veteran of FarmVille and Words With Friends looks to entice more subscribers with non-news diversions  —  The most searched-for terms …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
YouTube star David Dobrik, a co-founder of photo app Dispo, has lost several brand sponsors after claims of sexual assault by a member of Vlog Squad in 2018  —  A YouTuber famous for his prank videos has lost multiple advertising sponsors, and fans, this past week.
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Substack is generating negative attention just when it faces competition from Facebook and Twitter to attract writers who want to make money from newsletters  —  The newsletter startup's new controversy, explained.  —  Jude Doyle has been publishing a Substack newsletter since 2018, not long after the startup launched.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
A gender discrimination lawsuit against Disney, filed by two women in 2019, has been joined by eight other female Disney employees and adds pay secrecy claims  —  A claim that the company illegally prohibits employees from discussing pay has been added to a lawsuit accusing it of paying women less than men.
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Emotional viral TikTok videos are boosting book sales, like The Song of Achilles, which saw its sales jump about 9x after some book reading videos took off  —  “BookTok” videos are starting to influence publishers and best-seller lists, and the verklempt readers behind them are just as surprised as everyone else.
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Google's plan to remove third-party cookies from Chrome does little to change the underlying dynamics of the surveillance-based behavioral advertising industry  —  The demise of surveillance capitalism has been greatly exaggerated.  —  GOOGLE GOT SOME good press a few weeks ago when it announced …
Wall Street Journal:
GroupM: Google, Facebook, and Amazon “triopoly” grew its share of US digital ad market from 80% in 2019 to 90% in 2020, and now collects 50%+ of all US ad spend  —  The three tech giants now collect more than half of all ad dollars spent in the U.S. The pandemic economy got them there.
Geneva Abdul / New York Times:
Profile of Tashnuva Anan Shishir, Bangladesh's first transgender news anchor, whose employer hopes hiring her will “inspire the society to change attitudes”  —  Tashnuva Anan Shishir's triumphant moment came after a long fight for equality that included harassment, bullying and suicide attempts.
 
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Some political cartoonists like The Nib's Matt Bors face continued Facebook takedowns, as AI and human moderators struggle with satire
Mark Pazniokas / The CT Mirror:
Connecticut bill would bar Hartford Courant owners from issuing debt or dividends “not in the public interest”, to stop Alden from wringing cash from the paper
The Business of Business:
Q&A with Morning Brew cofounder Austin Rief on plans for subscriptions, why they accepted Axel Springer's offer, and retaining staff with the rise of Substack
Asian American Journalists Association:
In the wake of the Atlanta shooting, AAJA urges newsrooms to empower Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists given their sources and their expertise
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
A group of climate journalists is launching The Uproot Project, a network for environmental journalists of color, to be modeled after the Ida B. Wells Society
Twitter:
Twitter launches a public survey on whether world leaders should be subject to the same rules as others and what type of enforcement action is appropriate
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
Politico Europe Editor-in-Chief Stephen Brown has died at age 57; after a long tenure at Reuters, he oversaw the expansion of Politico Europe
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK's Reach will tell three-quarters of its staff to permanently work from home as it closes dozens of newspaper offices in mid-sized towns
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
OANN broadcast and tweeted the email and cell phone number of a NYT journalist reporting on the network; the tweet, up for about six hours, has now been deleted