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10:00 PM ET, July 1, 2016


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Gay Talese addresses discrepancies in his new book The Voyeur's Motel and says he should not have believed his main source  —  In his forthcoming book, “The Voyeur's Motel,” acclaimed journalist and nonfiction author Gay Talese chronicles the bizarre story of Gerald Foos …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, Jay Z's streaming music service; Tidal held similar talks with Rhapsody last year  —  Sources say talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal  —  Apple Inc. is in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z …
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:
President Obama Signs FOIA Reform Bill into Law on 50th Anniversary  —  President Barack Obama today signed a bill that significantly reforms and improves access to public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The signing marked the culmination of open government advocates' battle …
Newsweek lays off roughly a half-dozen staffers  —  Newsweek has been hit with around a half dozen layoffs one day after more than 30 people were laid off at its sister publication, The International Business Times.  —  “Newsweek staffers affected by the restructuring have been notified,” …
IBT Media announces restructuring, spinning Newsweek off into separate operating entity and clustering other IBT brands including International Business Times
Rhonda Cook / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia weekly newspaper publisher indicted on felony charge and jailed after filing open records request related to local Superior Court judge  —  » FRIDAY UPDATE: Weekly newspaper publisher Mark Thomason says he was called in Friday morning to submit to a drug test, which is one of the conditions of his bond.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple accuses Spotify of asking for “preferential treatment” after app rejection complaint, says Spotify is “publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths”  —  “We find it troubling that you ... are publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths about our service."
BBC Media Centre:
BBC News to launch a Canadian edition of and open a Toronto-based bureau  —  Plans include addition of news bureau in Toronto and the launch of Canadian edition of  —  The BBC has announced an investment plan for Canada, to include the addition of a new editorial team based in Toronto.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Time Inc. plans restructuring to generate more digital revenue and increase distribution on social platforms; some layoffs possible  —  Publisher gives executive Rich Battista more responsibility, encourages distribution on social media  —  Time Inc. plans a significant reorganization …
John Koblin / New York Times:
Amazon Prime gets exclusive premium streaming rights for most PBS children's shows  —  In the increasingly competitive space of children's television, Amazon Prime reached a deal to become the exclusive premium streaming service for most of PBS's shows for children, the company said on Friday.
Cora Currier / The Intercept:
Classified rules show the FBI can get journalists' phone records using national security letters after OK of two internal officers, including general counsel  —  Secret FBI rules allow agents to obtain journalists' phone records with approval from two internal officials — far less oversight than under normal judicial procedures.
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Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Two authors create algorithm to find bestsellers, analyze 20K novels, identify Dave Eggers' The Circle as perfect; the book sold 80K in hardcover, 140K in paper
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
Judge grants new trial for Adnan Syed of popular “Serial” podcast; murder conviction vacated
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Justice Department declines changes to music royalty rules, denying requests for more publisher control over digital licensing