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3:00 PM ET, June 19, 2017

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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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN's Beme will launch app centered on a new 10-minute daily news show by Casey Neistat  —  A CNN skunkworks project is gearing up to launch another answer to BuzzFeed News, Vice News and other millennial-focused news brands in a matter of weeks.  —  So says Casey Neistat …
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
 
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Kareem Shaheen / The Guardian:
Nazlı Ilıcak and brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan are the first Turkish journalists to go on trial over alleged coup support
Discussion: France 24 and Associated Press
Bloomberg:
Facebook's efforts to build a library of high-end original videos are meeting resistance from publishers frustrated by the way the company has treated them
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: Variety and 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
Discussion: Adweek and Washington Post
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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
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