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12:40 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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: New York Times and @buzzfeedben
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
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.
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
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  —  Fox News is being investigated for sexual harassment and retaliation claims, said a lawyer on Monday.
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  —  Sam Stein, HuffPost's senior politics editor and one of the longest-serving journalists at the website, is leaving for a new job at The Daily Beast in the midst of a shakeup in HuffPost's Washington bureau.
 
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Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Tivo report: nearly 50% of pay TV subscribers are considering cord-cutting this year
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

 
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