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5:25 AM ET, June 13, 2017

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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Source: J.P. Morgan Chase to remove all ads from NBC News over Megyn Kelly's interview with InfoWars' Alex Jones until after episode airs  —  So far, advertisers—with one notable exception—have remained quiet as Sandy Hook families criticize the NBC host for her sit-down with the Infowars founder
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Exec producer for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview, saying they are not giving him a platform because he does not go unchallenged  —  Megyn Kelly in 90 seconds  —  When Megyn Kelly released the 90-second promo for her interview with controversial media figure Alex Jones, the pushback was immediate.
Discussion: Mediaite, Variety, The Wrap and HuffPost
The Guardian:
Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte has been sentenced to 40 hours community service and a $385 fine for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs  —  Montana Republican gets community service and $385 fine after pleading guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of Gianforte's election
Cale-Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The New York Times vows to stand by the Public Theater as a corporate sponsor despite Trump-Julius Caesar controversy, citing free speech  —  New York's venerated theater organization, the Public Theater, is facing a PR disaster over its long-running free “Shakespeare in the Park” series.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook's commitment to original programming  —  Publishers are happy to take Facebook's funding for original video programming, but several existing and potential content partners expressed doubts that the company is committed to short-form shows for the long run.
Discussion: Variety and Fortune
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Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Facebook is near a deal to revive Loosely Exactly Nicole, canceled after one season on MTV, in its push to bulk up original video programming  —  ‘Loosely Exactly Nicole’ was canceled after one season on MTV, but the social media giant is near a deal to revive it for a second season.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is building feature to let users subscribe to news publications, expected by end of year; talks ongoing around payment model, Instant Articles  —  Facebook may soon help its users do something unfamiliar on the platform: pay for news by building a feature that would allow users …
Associated Press:
Memo: Associated Press promotes Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace to Washington bureau chief  —  Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee today announced a key appointment: White House Correspondent Julie Pace is AP's new Washington bureau chief.
Discussion: HuffPost, Adweek, @philiprucker and HuffPost
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News names Ron Mitchell, previously senior producer of “The O'Reilly Factor”, as VP of story development and primetime programming, promotes five others  —  Fox News Channel said it promoted six executives - many of whom have been involved with producing shows …
Discussion: TVNewser and Deadline
 
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Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Analysis shows that conservative websites are far more likely to attack fact-checkers than their liberal counterparts
Discussion: @mantzarlis
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple's new third-party ad tracker blocker in Safari will further entrench the dominance of Google and Facebook in web advertising
Discussion: Monday Note
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Ramsey Tesdell / Nieman Lab:
Egyptian news site Mada Masr launches reader-funded model, with memberships ranging from $50 to $2,000/year, to maintain editorial independence, build community
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Inside BuzzFeed's video efforts as the company projects TV and movie development could make up a third of total revenue in a few years