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8:30 AM ET, August 2, 2021

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Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
YouTube issues strike, suspends Sky News Australia for a week over its videos denying COVID-19 existence, promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin  —  Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of disease and encouraging people to use discredited medication
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Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast:
A deep dive into Tim Pool's career, from livestreaming Occupy to jobs at Vice before spotlighting extremists and white nationalists on YouTube and his website  —  OFF THE DEEP END … A former darling of Occupy Wall Street, Tim Pool has racked up more than a billion views and millions …
Shawn McCreesh / New York Times:
Profile of Keith Kelly, whose Media Ink column for NY Post has been a must-read for those in magazine publishing for 23 years, as he retires from the tabloid  —  For 23 years, his Media Ink column for The New York Post was a must-read for magazine machers.  What's next?
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Female journalists and activists share how they were targeted and harassed by authoritarian regimes through hack-and-leak attacks using the Pegasus spyware  —  Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when she received …
Cath Clarke / The Guardian:
A new documentary follows three journalists from Khabar Lahariya, India's only all-women news outlet, as they report on rural issues through a feminist lens  —  India's only all-women news organisation is the subject of an award-winning documentary.  The film-makers explain their inspiring courage and energy
K.J. Yossman / Variety:
Discovery's deal to buy European rights for 2018-2024 Olympics, worth $1.5B, has led to severely limited free-to-air coverage in the UK, Italy, and elsewhere  —  When Discovery Communications purchased the European rights to the 2018-2024 Olympics six years ago, ousting competitors …
Discussion: The Guardian
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Profile of Alex Kurtzman, who has a $160M, five-and-a-half-year deal to develop the Star Trek franchise at Paramount+, a key project to boost the small service  —  “He's our future,” one CBS Studios executive said of Alex Kurtzman, who has a lucrative contract to expand the “Star Trek” …
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap
Maya Wolfe-Robinson / The Guardian:
Report: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Semitism reported via their own complaint systems  —  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok failing to act on most reported anti-Jewish posts, says study
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Blackstone and Hudson Pacific, which own Hollywood's Sunset Studios, are planning a £700M movie studio in Hertfordshire, England, to tempt Netflix and Amazon  —  - The development, which is subject to planning permission, is being funded by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Hudson Pacific Properties.
 
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Profile of Netflix's head of movies Scott Stuber, who has grown original film output from 21 in 2016 to 70+ in 2021, as it makes deals with Spielberg and others
Abram Brown / Forbes:
Analysis: The Gateway Pundit, known for publishing 2020 US election and COVID-19 misinformation, earned up to $1.1M in Google ads revenue from Nov. 2020 to June
Angela Fu / Poynter:
In email to members, WGAE says it “put a pause” on organizing new digital newsrooms, as debate grows over its membership and whether to accept more journalists
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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Disney mandates vaccinations for all salaried and non-union hourly employees working at any of its US sites and is talking with unions about vaccinations
Freddie deBoer:
The original Gawker was born to mock an elite New York publishing world of money and privilege, and that world doesn't exist anymore for New Gawker to mock
Celine Castronuovo / The Hill:
NYT sports reporter Karen Crouse resigns after being suspended earlier this month for failing to disclose a book deal with swimmer Michael Phelps
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
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