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1:55 PM 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 …
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
The tactics used by hecklers to try and stop Kelly's interview with Jones from airing will eventually be used against Maddow and other anchors  —  For all the pre-interview fuss, NBC's new star exposed the InfoWars host for what he is.  But the controversy was never really about him.
Wall Street Journal:
Vice Media raises $450M from private equity firm TPG at a $5.7B valuation, will use the money partly to create a new subscription service for mobiles  —  Vice Media has secured a $450 million investment from private-equity firm TPG, as the youth-focused digital media company looks to step …
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Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
On CNBC, Vice Media CEO Shane Smith hints that latest raise is part of IPO prep  —  Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money.  —  Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner signs 2-year $100M deal with Snap; Turner, Warner Bros. studio will create up to 10 original shows a year for Snap, which will keep 50% ad revenue  —  In a wide-ranging deal with Snap Inc., Time Warner Inc.'s Turner cable channels and the Warner Bros. studio will create …
Rafael Cabrera / BuzzFeed:
Report: the Mexican government has been sending text messages to journalists containing advanced spyware, in an attempt to steal their data  —  New research shows dozens of text messages sent to critics of the Mexican government were laced with spyware meant to copy the entire phone's contents.
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 …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Susan Wojcicki has led YouTube: navigating the company through ad-positioning woes, keeping creators happy, and refining YouTube TV while growing revenue  —  To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google's future—YouTube's CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers …
Discussion: Fortune, Thanks:@steverubel
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Media Move: The @joepompeo, author of Politico's Morning Media newsletter, is joining Vanity Fair's @VFHIVE as senior media correspondent.  —  Media Move: The @JoePompeo, author of Politico's Morning Media newsletter, is joining Vanity Fair's @VFHIVE as senior media correspondent.
Discussion: @jeremymbarr and @edmundlee
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Student Press Law Center, helping defend high school and college journos, has had annual budget stuck at $650K “forever”, says exec director Frank LoMonte  —  In recent months, millions of dollars in donations have rained down upon journalism organizations …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
A look at the friendly rivalry between Washington Post Editor Marty Baron and NYT Editor Dean Baquet and their overlapping careers  —  They're pals who once vied for the same jobs.  Now, as editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, they're locked in a daily battle for Trump scoops.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55M Series C with Sky, 21st Century Fox, Scripps participating  —  When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team.  To expand its channel lineup …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN's Beme will launch app centered on a new 10-minute daily news show by Casey Neistat
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Tivo report: nearly 50% of pay TV subscribers are considering cord-cutting this year
Alberto Luperon / LawNewz:
Attorney Lisa Bloom says New York State Division of Human Rights is investigating her complaint into Fox News regarding sexual harassment and retaliation
Discussion: Associated Press
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
HuffPost's Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein, the first reporter the site hired, is leaving to join The Daily Beast
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
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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Amid the UK election, left-wing hyperpartisan sites that blended activism with journalism gained audiences that rivaled the biggest newspapers
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
Alexander Nazaryan / Newsweek:
Profile of Breitbart News, which helped elect Trump but is now going through an awkward identity crisis as its grapples with its newfound establishment status