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AT&T, Comcast News Channels Oppose Airing Trump ‘Lies’

Daily Beast: Top MSNBC anchors have already argued publicly that their network should not air President Trump's pandemic musings in full. Privately, several staffers at CNN and MSNBC have acknowledged that airing Trump’s pressers live likely amplifies the spread of...

Fox Corp’s News Channel Sets Ratings Record with Trump

The Hill: President Trump's virtual town hall hosted by Fox News on Tuesday set a record as the most-watched town hall in cable news history with an average of 4.4 million viewers. Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force sat in the Rose Garden...

Quibi Faces New Uncertainty Ahead of Debut in Pandemic

Hollywood Reporter: Even in the best of times, Quibi was a high-stakes gamble. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic, the mobile video platform is about to find out whether the millions of potential users under quarantine are a subscriber-boosting blessing or a...

New York Times Among News Sites Hit by Virus Ad Block

BuzzFeed News: The coronavirus pandemic has inspired an unprecedented surge in news readership. But it hasn't created a concurrent surge in advertising revenue — starving news organizations of the resources they desperately need in a time of...

Group Nine Adds PopSugar Fest to List of Delayed Events

WWD: Around 15,000 attendees were set to gather in New York in June for PopSugar's annual Play/Ground festival. But without a clear end to the coronavirus crisis in sight, the organizers have become the latest in a long line to press the postpone...

Slate Erects Metered Paywall to Diversify Revenue Stream

Nieman Lab: Slate has seen nearly every trend in digital news come and go over its 24 years online, and it was relatively early to membership as well, having launched the successful Slate Plus six years ago. But starting this week, Slate will be "trying something...

Analysis: Newspapers Too Late for Rescue by US Stimulus

New York Post: The reeling US newspaper industry will be eligible to tap a portion of the $2 trillion stimulus package that contains $349 billion earmarked for small businesses. But the potential rescue package comes too late to help dozens of newsrooms that have been...

Opinion: City Magazines to Follow Alt-Weeklies in Closures

Nieman Lab: "All local print and digital media will face some version of pain from the coronavirus. Alt-weeklies were the first canary to feel woozy. Next in line: city magazines. Their ad mix is also high on entertainment. The first fatality I noticed was San Diego...

Apple Mulls Delay of New iPhone Over Coronavirus Crisis

Nikkei Asian Review: Apple is preparing the ground to possibly delay the launch of its first 5G iPhones, as the coronavirus pandemic threatens global demand and disrupts product development schedules. The tech giant has held internal talks on the possibility of...

Google, Facebook to Rake In Billions Despite Big Ad Loss

Variety: Ad spending is falling off a cliff amid the COVID-19 pandemic — and Facebook and Google, the two heavyweights in digital advertising, are expected to bear the brunt of the downturn in terms of sheer dollars lost. Still, they're projected to continue to raking...

Netflix Outage Briefly Knocks Off Users Across US, Europe

Bloomberg: Netflix customers suffered outages on Wednesday, at a time when coronavirus lockdowns have caused home viewing to surge, but the streaming giant says the problem has been resolved. "Some of our members in the U.S. and Europe were unable to use Netflix for...

Pinterest Launches ‘Today’ Tab Amid Record High Traffic

Mobile Marketer: Pinterest this week introduced a "Today" tab as a hub for daily inspiration, trending posts and curated topics as traffic surges to a record during the coronavirus pandemic. The social media company plans to feature expert information on COVID-19...

ByteDance’s TikTok Anoints 15 Year-Old as No 1 Creator

Business Insider: Charli D'Amelio, age 15, is now the most popular creator on TikTok, the viral video-sharing app where she has reached 41.4 million followers. Since her first video went viral on the platform in July 2019, she's signed with a talent agency and...

Fox Corp News Pundits Volunteer to Die to Save Economy

Vanity Fair: Fox News regular and radio host Buck Sexton wants America "to go back to work very soon, even if that means there are more casualties from COVID-19 than would occur under this continued extreme shutdown…It is reality and we need to accept and act on...

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