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12:29 PM ET, June 20, 2017


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Jennifer Jacobs /
Sources: the White House is considering hiring a new press secretary as Spicer may move into a more senior strategy role, though no final decision has been made  —  The White House is weighing whether to move Press Secretary Sean Spicer into a more senior role focused on strategy and bring …
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.
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”
Discussion: AOL and Washington Post
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  —  “There must be collective action or else the stonewalling will continue,” Jim Acosta told HuffPost.
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.
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed:
Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm  —  Prosecutors said Wikileaks disclosures about Iraq and Afghanistan posed a major threat to America's national security.  But it turns out the classified document they cited — newly obtained by BuzzFeed News — said almost the exact opposite.
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.
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  —  Anousha Sakoui's feature was in the works for four months  —  Bloomberg's editor-in-chief personally killed a feature about the growth …
Discussion: TVNewser, @edmundlee and @pkafka
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 …
Discussion: Fortune
Nilagia McCoy / Shorenstein Center:
In a new Shorenstein paper, Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian examines the difficulties women reporters face while working in Muslim countries  —  Yeganeh Rezaian, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016) and  —  Iranian journalist, formerly of Bloomberg News and The National
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  —  After a week of controversy, chicanery and the sort of reflexive hand-wringing that accompanies any event that provides the media …
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  —  Culture secretary Karen Bradley confirmed receipt, but no details about the content were immediately disclosed.
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Trey Williams / MarketWatch:
Tribune Media, McClatchy, and Tegna sell stakes in CareerBuilder to Apollo Global investor group
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
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Nazlı Ilıcak and brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan are the first Turkish journalists to go on trial over alleged coup support
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