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2:30 AM ET, June 24, 2021


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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Reuters Institute report: US ranks last among 46 countries for trust in media, with just 29% saying they trust the news; Finland has the highest trust at 65%  —  Just 29% of people surveyed in the U.S. said they trust the news, compared to 45% in Canada and 54% in Brazil.
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Survey of 2K+ Australians: 80% haven't read a newspaper or magazine in the past week, 52% say they're interested in news; print readership halved since 2016
Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Peacock had fewer than 10M paid subs as of May; Comcast is considering a deal with ViacomCBS or acquiring Roku as it seeks to become a streaming giant  —  CEO Brian Roberts is out to prove that having content and distribution under one roof can make his cable colossus a winner
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
NFL says it is exploring options for its media properties, including selling stakes to strategic partners, but insists it will maintain control  —  Football league hires Goldman Sachs to aid in hunt for potential partnerships  —  The National Football League is exploring options …
EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
Profile of David Dobrik, a YouTuber notorious for goofy pranks who earned an estimated $15.5M in 2020, and is now under fire for turning trauma into content  —  The leader of the Vlog Squad built an empire on goofy pranks and wild stunts.  Now he's under fire for turning trauma into content.
Discussion: Insider
Katie Deighton / Wall Street Journal:
Airlines are retiring their in-flight magazines globally, citing digital entertainment and claiming removing the heavy magazines reduces carbon emissions  —  Airlines say digital entertainment and mobile browsing are more popular than glossy periodicals, which weigh down planes—literally
New York Times:
Apple Daily says it will cease operations, with online and print editions ending today, after Chinese police froze its accounts and arrested executives  —  The police also arrested an editorial writer as part of an expanding national security investigation into the newspaper that has raised concerns about free speech.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Nielsen: among top streamers, Hulu had the most average viewing minutes per day in May in the US at 130 minutes, and has the biggest share of viewers 18-34  —  In a virtual presentation today during the Cannes Lions brand confab, Nielsen shed a bit more light on streaming from its growing body of research on the U.S. market.
J. Clara Chan / Hollywood Reporter:
Fuse Media launches Fuse+, a streaming service that is aimed at underrepresented millennial and Gen Z audiences and costs $1.99 a month or $19.99 annually  —  Fuse+, which launches in beta on Tuesday, will cost $1.99 a month and house over 500 hours of original programming.
Discussion: The Verge and Axios
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Caitlin Moscatello / New York Magazine:
A 2019 lawsuit by five women anchors at NY1 and sources detail a toxic workplace at the station, driven by prominent anchors like Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter
News coverage of climate is intensifying with initiatives like Currently and Climate Central, as TV newscasts still focus primarily on extreme weather events
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Q&A with Walt Disney Games' SVP Sean Shoptaw and Disney & Pixar Games' VP Luigi Priore on opening Disney's IP to game studios of all sizes, and more
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Patreon CEO Jack Conte on its relationship with Apple, App Store's 30% cut, supporting creators across platforms, competing with tech giants, and more
DOJ says it has seized 36 Iranian media websites and sites for groups affiliated with Iran that violate US sanctions and are linked to Iranian disinformation