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2:10 PM ET, July 30, 2021

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Wall Street Journal:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he is pulling ads from Fox News after Fox rejected an ad for a symposium that would “prove” the 2020 election was stolen  —  Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, says Fox News refused to run ad promoting an event linked to claims of widespread election fraud
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
NYT indefinitely postpones its return to office, planned for Sept. 7, and will require proof of vaccination from those who want to go in voluntarily  —  The New York Times on Friday indefinitely postponed its planned return to the office as the contagious Delta variant causes a surge in coronavirus cases across the country.
Wall Street Journal:
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for breach of contract over concurrent release of Black Widow to Disney+ and theaters; source: release could cost Johansson $50M+  —  Star alleges simultaneous release of the latest Marvel movie in theaters and on Disney+ service was a breach of contract
Gavin Bridge / Variety:
Analysis: so far in 2021, streaming services have released 512 new shows, up 86% on 2019, led by Netflix, as cable networks released 453, down 28%  —  One of the most bandied about industry phrases of the last decade was “peak TV,” the phenomenon of the seemingly limitless growth of original content on television.
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Financial Times:
Educational publisher Pearson says it is switching to a subscription model for all of its 1,500 titles, available for $14.99/month through its app  —  Educational publisher attempts move to Netflix model with access to 1,500 titles for $14.99 a month  —  Pearson, the educational publisher …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma shares a guide to help journalists with trauma-related stories, including using phrases like “triggered” and “PTSD”  —  And what does “retraumatizing” mean, anyway?  You won't get PTSD reading this story, because when you're done …
Kelly McBride / NPR:
New NPR ethics policy ends a blanket ban on journalists participating in marches or rallies, but in practice requires them to discuss specific cases with bosses  —  NPR rolled out a substantial update to its ethics policy earlier this month, expressly stating that journalists may participate …
The Guardian:
News Corp Australia's Daily Telegraph ended a regular column from broadcaster Alan Jones, amid controversy over his COVID-19 and anti-lockdown comments  —  Veteran broadcaster rejects claims he ‘no longer resonates with readers’  —  The Daily Telegraph has ended Alan Jones's regular column amid controversy …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
The Bowie Blade-News, a 41-year-old weekly paper near Washington, DC, closed Thursday, 2 months after Alden Global Capital bought its parent, Tribune Publishing  —  Since Alden Global Capital bought the Tribune Publishing newspaper chain, newsrooms have shrunk and a Maryland weekly has shut down.
 
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Dan Kennedy / WGBH.org:
By giving tax credits to support local news outlets, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act avoids direct federal aid that could hurt journalistic independence
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Jacob Borg / Times of Malta:
Public inquiry into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia finds the state should be held responsible as it fostered a culture of impunity
The Wrap:
NBCU's Peacock has 54M total signups, up from 42M at the end of March, 20M monthly active users, and is planning a European expansion via Sky