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7:10 PM ET, June 20, 2017

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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
During an appearance on Fox & Friends, rumored White House Press Secretary candidate Laura Ingraham says the role is not one she's “dying to do”  —  During her Tuesday appearance on Fox & Friends, Laura Ingraham indicated that she wasn't super-excited about the possibility …
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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
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta says reporters should walk out over “pointless” briefings as White House restrictions against press grow
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
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 …
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 …
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: CNET
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 …
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.
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
YouTube updates policies to ensure that LGBTQ+ videos without graphic content are allowed in Restricted Mode  —  YouTube has updated its policies to explicitly state that any LGBTQ+-themed video with no graphic/mature language and content is allowed in Restricted Mode.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Interview with Jonah Peretti on BuzzFeed's potential IPO, NBCUniversal's influence, the future of TV and video, and founders as CEOs  —  Jonah Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006, after co-founding the Huffington Post a year earlier, as a proof-of-concept for how to create and track viral content.
Discussion: Variety and Financial Times
Evelyn Small / Washington Post:
A look back at how Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham composed her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Personal History  —  In 1983, I had been a researcher at The Washington Post Co. for only a few months when Katharine Graham, the chairman of the board, called me into her office one day.
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: Media Nation, @jseglin and @katiekings
 
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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
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
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Trey Williams / MarketWatch:
Tribune Media, McClatchy, and Tegna sell stakes in CareerBuilder to Apollo Global investor group
Rafael Cabrera / BuzzFeed:
Report: the Mexican government has been sending text messages to journalists containing advanced spyware, in an attempt to steal their data