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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund:
Nikole Hannah-Jones declines tenure at UNC and will teach at Howard University: “I cannot imagine working at... a school named for a man who lobbied against me”  —  - HOME - > - News - > - Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision ...  Today, award-winning journalist …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
A look at the increased competition in weather reporting, with Fox poaching Weather Channel talent in the lead up to the launch of streaming channel Fox Weather  —  As viewers tune out cable news, Rupert Murdoch is preparing the debut of Fox Weather, a potentially powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel.
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Six months after the Capitol riot, reporters who covered Congress on Jan. 6 talk about the day's lasting fallout; some reporters won't go back into the building  —  The reporters who survived the insurrection are still covering Congress.  But things don't feel normal.  —  CJ
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
In a court filing, India's government says Twitter has lost its liability protection there since it has failed to comply with IT rules introduced in February  —  Twitter no longer enjoys the liability protection against user-generated content in India, the government said in a court filing …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine explores a sale, potentially valuing it at $1B; source: multiple companies including Apple have shown interest  —  Company behind ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Morning Show’ began pursuing a sale after receiving interest from suitors including Apple
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
ESPN moves Rachel Nichols off sideline coverage of the NBA Finals after dissension over her comments about a colleague getting a prized job because she is Black  —  ESPN has benched Rachel Nichols for its coverage of the NBA Finals, following the uproar for her comments regarding Maria Taylor in 2020 …
Catie Keck / The Verge:
Starting in 2022, Universal and DreamWorks films will stream exclusively on Peacock for the first and last 4 months of the 18-month “pay-one” licensing window  —  Peacock is going all-in on movies  —  Beginning next year, Universal theatrical releases will head to Peacock …
Voice of America:
At least 15 journalists were attacked by mobs while covering an anti-Pride protest in Tbilisi, Georgia  —  LGBT campaigners in Georgia have canceled a planned Pride march after opponents attacked activists and journalists and the government and church spoke out against the event.
Kristen Chick / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sources describe years of complaints from colleagues and freelancers about NYT's international picture editor David Furst, before his quiet departure in April  —  Years of complaints from colleagues and freelancers preceded the recent departure of a New York Times photo editor
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
A look at the future of MGM under Amazon, as the recently reinvigorated Hollywood institution finds its place within Amazon's streaming plans  —  Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy have reinvigorated a once-storied Hollywood institution.  Now it needs to figure out its place in a streaming company.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Information will launch The Electric, a standalone publication on batteries and EVs, and is talking with indie newsletter writers about possible co-bundling  —  The Information is launching a new standalone publication about batteries and electric vehicles, CEO and founder Jessica Lessin tells Axios.
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Lifestyle publisher Outside says 40% of new subscribers are choosing its Outside+ membership bundle for 20 titles plus perks instead of individual subscriptions  —  Since launching a subscription bundle for its titles in May, active lifestyle publisher Outside has seen 40% of new subscribers choose …
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Murray Carpenter / Washington Post:
Interview with Robin Thurston, owner of Outside and dozens of active lifestyle publications, on bundling the magazines into a $99-a-year Outside+ subscription
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Cable news ratings at Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC have significantly declined with Fox's total daily viewers in June down 35% YoY, CNN's 49% YoY, and MSNBC 37% YoY  —  MSNBC and CNN's ratings are seriously slumping, as Fox News and its right-wing media allies have relentlessly pointed out.
 
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Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
As of early July, overall North American box office performance reached $1.05B in ticket sales, down 42.3% from 2020 and down 81.3% from 2019
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
With changes to their video services, TikTok, Instagram, and others are joining streaming wars to take on Netflix, Amazon, and legacy media players
Carlos Aguilar / Vox:
A freelance film critic discusses gatekeeping in movie criticism, and the challenges for writers from marginalized backgrounds to enter the profession