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1:10 AM ET, June 19, 2017

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Brian Lowry / CNNMoney:
Review: Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview articulated a tough enough case and cross-examination to warrant giving Jones and Infowars mainstream exposure  —  Jones vs. Kelly: battle between new & old media  —  Megyn Kelly stepped into a hornet's nest with her Alex Jones interview …
Kent Walker / Google:
Google's new anti-extremist steps: targeted AI algo training, more content flaggers, no inflammatory video monetization, ads targeting potential ISIS recruits  —  Editor's Note: This post appeared as an op-ed in the Financial Times earlier today.  —  Terrorism is an attack on open societies …
Ken Doctor / TheStreet:
Group led by Eisendrath may have the edge over Tronc at buying Wrapports, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader, because of antitrust concerns  —  Credit the Cubbies.  —  The Chicago Sun-Times, long the struggling second newspaper of the city, managed to about break even in 2016 …
Discussion: @kurtgessler
Lucia Graves / The Guardian:
Inside Trump's and Murdoch's symbiotic relationship, which began when Murdoch bought the New York Post in 1976 and stems solely from the pursuit of power  —  Trump has been good business for the media mogul, but their association goes back decades and stems from one thing: ‘These men value only power’
Stephanie Russell-Kraft / Columbia Journalism Review:
Account of a reporter who was fired by Reuters after lawyer for Law360 complained about the non-compete she signed  —  Image via Pixabay.  —  There's a silent scourge creeping around newsrooms, one with origins in trade publications and tech-led new media: non-compete agreements.
Discussion: @oliverdarcy
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
News Literacy Project's Checkology, an online portal for teaching students how to be savvy news consumers, is now used by 6,300 teachers serving 947K students  —  FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD ISABEL CATALAN stares intently at her laptop as she walks me through a recent assignment one sunny morning a few weeks before summer vacation.
Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Amid the UK election, left-wing hyperpartisan sites that blended activism with journalism gained audiences that rivaled the biggest newspapers  —  The Sun and the Daily Mail sell 3 million copies a day between them.  But their decades-long claim to dominating public opinion may have finally come to an end.
Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Rahawa Haile wrote her memoir, Going It Alone, about hiking the Appalachian Trail for Outside magazine  —  Photo courtesy of Rahawa Haile.  —  The first time I read “Going It Alone,” Rahawa Haile's memoir of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike for Outside, I was surprised the piece was so much more about race than nature.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Media accelerator Matter launches seventh startup class, with members exploring secure messaging, new kinds of social networks, searchable podcasts, and more  —  Matter focused on five areas in selecting its new class: diversity and inclusion, security, emerging technology, trust in media, and going beyond advertising.
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
A look at Task & Purpose, the veterans-focused site that grew out of a jobs board; launched in 2014, it now has 10 full-time staff writers  —  The veterans-focused site, born out of a jobs board, is expanding beyond its original conception with original reporting, a growing staff of full-time writers, and its own revenue streams.
Newsweek:
Producers of Risk, a documentary about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, condemn cease and desist letter from WikiLeaks lawyers to distributors  —  We are the producers of Risk , a documentary film about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.  —  We unequivocally defend WikiLeaks' journalistic right to publish true and newsworthy information.
 
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Emma Carmichael is stepping down as editor in chief of Jezebel, the third woman in leadership to leave GMG in three months
Discussion: @emmacargo
J.K. Trotter / Gizmodo:
Founder of Ambrosia, which offers young blood to older people, changed his story about interest from Thiel Capital, 9 months after going on the record about it
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Clio Chang / New Republic:
The decision to create The Lily bolsters the idea that millennial women are less intelligent and less curious than the rest of The Washington Post's readers
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
IBB Consulting study: almost half of US broadband customers subscribe to at least one OTT video service
Discussion: @thebauminator
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple hires Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two of Sony's top TV executives, to lead push into original video programming