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7:45 AM ET, June 21, 2017

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 Top News: 
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed:
Secret 107-page Department of Defense report says Chelsea Manning leaks were largely insignificant and did not cause any real harm to US interests  —  Prosecutors said Wikileaks disclosures about Iraq and Afghanistan posed a major threat to America's national security.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
CNN to invest $40M in its in-house startup Great Big Story over the next two years, turning it into 24-hour streaming service, distributed on Sling TV, others  —  Startup to shift from social distribution to 24-hour channel  —  Great Big Story said to be valued at as much as $250 million
David Shimer / New York Times:
German police raid homes of 36 accused of hateful posts on social media including threats, coercion, and incitement to racism, amid push for social media bill  —  In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings …
Discussion: @notuberhat, @stollmeyereu and CNET
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times names new deputy editorial page editor: Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor for digital at The Boston Globe and a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner  —  The New York Times announced today that Kathleen Kingsbury has been named deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times.
Discussion: @katiekings, Media Nation and @jseglin
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy's ongoing digital transition: producing 29K pieces of local content a month, with 1K driving over half readership; print ads make up 25% of revenue  —  If you are a reporter at one of McClatchy's 31 papers, you will have this meeting sometime in the next year, or you may have already:
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Sources: Spicer is leading a search for his replacement as press secretary, having spoken with radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko  —  White House press secretary Sean Spicer has spoken with radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko, among others.
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Gursimran Hans / Press Gazette:
International Federation of Journalists slams attempts by Gulf states to force closure of Al Jazeera, says journalists must not be used as “political footballs”  —  Amid tension between other Gulf states and Qatar, the International Federation of Journalists has demanded …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Drive-by attempts at covering Trump country result in oversimplified stories and suggest national media isn't addressing its deficiencies in a sustained way  —  Salena Zito needs a new Jeep.  Her current model is slowly dying after 14 years and more than 300,000 miles on the road …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
In a first for broadcasters, Fox to adopt six-second ads that are created internally and billed by viewable impressions  —  Short format will air first on-demand, later on linear  —  Fox Networks Group said it will adopt the six-second ad format introduced by YouTube.
Discussion: Adweek and Ad Age
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Rick and Jill Larson, owners of the studio at the center of the Netflix OITNB leak, reveal what happened when they were targeted by hackers, including extortion  —  Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent @jank0 … Larson Studios president Rick Larson and his wife and business partner …
campaignlive.co.uk:
Mashable launches UK edition on Snapchat Discover  —  After a successful two-year global content partnership with Snapchat, Mashable UK has rolled out a UK-specific edition on its Discover platform.  —  Produced by Mashable's London based team, and led by its UK editor, Anne-Marie Tomchak …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Netflix tests interactive episodes for kids which allow different storylines to be chosen, available on select smart TVs, Roku, and iOS devices  —  Can ‘choose your own adventure’ work on TV?  —  Netflix's first interactive episode arrives on the service today, giving viewers a chance …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify tests letting labels pay to put singles on free tier users' playlists; while an opt-out option is available, the scheme is reminiscent of radio payola  —  A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it's about.
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
UK regulator Ofcom submitted its review of the proposed 21st Century Fox-Sky takeover deal to the UK govt; UK Culture Sec expected to make statement on June 29
Nilagia McCoy / Shorenstein Center:
In a new Shorenstein paper, Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian examines the difficulties women reporters face while working in Muslim countries
Discussion: Nieman Lab
 Earlier Picks: 
Anthony Crupi / Ad Age:
Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones featured 17 paid ad spots compared with shows premiere which carried 34, and had 43% fewer viewers than inaugural show
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Sources: Bloomberg EiC killed a story about growth of Fox Business Network despite months of work, staffers told it was because they don't cover competitors
Discussion: TVNewser
Trey Williams / MarketWatch:
Tribune Media, McClatchy, and Tegna sell stakes in CareerBuilder to Apollo Global investor group