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3:00 PM ET, June 28, 2017


 Top News: 
Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine  —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Brian Karem / Playboy:
Playboy journalist Brian Karem recounts his confrontation with Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during White House press briefing  —  Monday night, the White House Press Office sent out its daily guidance telling us of significant events the next day.
Ben Jacobs / The Guardian:
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders urges everyone to watch an anti-CNN video by James O'Keefe, adding “whether it's accurate or not, I don't know”
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Axel Springer and Murdoch's News Corp applaud EU Commission's fine of $2.7B against Google for abusing search engine dominance  —  The European Commission penalized Google for violating antitrust rules.  —  Major media companies have a well-documented love-hate relationship with tech giants like Google and Facebook.
Adi Joseph / USA Today:
Q&A with Yahoo NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, who is joining ESPN, on his new role, layoffs at the network, and more  —  Adrian Wojnarowski has 1.8 million followers on Twitter, yet the hard-core NBA fans who swarm to his breaking news reports may not know what he looks like.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Frederick G. Smith, VP of Sinclair Broadcasting Group, donated $1K to Greg Gianforte's campaign a day after he was charged for body-slamming a Guardian reporter  —  The vice president and director of Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which has often been criticized for its conservative slant …
AP News:
ABC says it has reached a settlement with the South Dakota meat producer who filed the $1B pink slime lawsuit in 2012  — 4b75e2de88ba  —  Link copied!  —  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer …
Discussion: The Wrap, Variety and Fortune
CNN Politics launches “The Point with Chris Cillizza”, a multiplatform brand that includes daily columns, a podcast, an evening newsletter, and more  —  CNN Politics announced Wednesday the launch of ‘The Point with Chris Cillizza,’ a multiplatform brand capturing analysis …
Maya T. Prabhu / Post and Courier:
Judge puts off decision on jailing SC political blogger for contempt of court for withholding names of anonymous sources in defamation lawsuit  —  LEXINGTON — A judge did not make a decision Wednesday if he will jail a Columbia-area political blogger for being in contempt of court for withholding …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News has signed Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who will be stepping away from his role on June 30, as a contributor starting July 1  —  Jason Chaffetz, the Republican Congressman from Utah, will join Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as a contributor, the networks announced Wednesday.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The NYT relaunches its cooking site and app, charging $5 per month, with a limited amount of content available for free; app has 10M monthly unique users  —  It'll cost five bucks every four weeks, and it's the latest step in the Times' push toward a business more reliant on reader revenue.
Discussion: Ad Age, @pkafka and @pkafka
Jeff Gerth / Columbia Journalism Review:
Divide between advertising department and the newsroom at NYT has been disintegrating slowly, a change which caused tensions between Abramson and CEO Thompson  —  The April 2 edition of the Sunday New York Times, where the paper features its best journalism, included a six-page special section …
Stephen Buranyi / The Guardian:
Elsevier and two other publishers of scientific journals still dominate the high-profit business, with only about a quarter of papers published via open access  —  n 2011, Claudio Aspesi, a senior investment analyst at Bernstein Research in London, made a bet that the dominant firm …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
NBCUniversal to offer $50 Premier League Pass in US starting in August with live streams of 130 soccer games, no cable subscription required  —  $50 for 130 games, starting in August.  —  Interesting sports/media/internet news: Starting this summer, one of the country's biggest cable programmers …
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Copy editors ask NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn to compromise on cuts, softening planned reduction of 109 editors to 50-55NEW!
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Reuters Digital News Report records a 7% decline YoY in public trust of UK press since Brexit vote, finds sites like The Canary and Breitbart gaining traction
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times over an editorial suggesting she incited the person who shot Gabby Giffords amid 2011 rampage that killed six others
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Google News unveils desktop redesign that highlights fact checking sites, streamlines design, and offers more personalization
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Guild at The Washington Post protests updated social media policy that lets management fire employees who disparage business partners, advertisers, more