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9:15 AM ET, June 20, 2017

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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  —  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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Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg.com:
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Univision News has found its moment in the Trump era, aggressively covering immigration and hiring reporters from places with few press freedoms like Venezuela  —  The Spanish-language network is a striking example of a news organization that is meeting the needs of a frightened and information-famished audience.
Bloomberg:
Facebook's efforts to build a library of high-end original videos are meeting resistance from publishers frustrated by the way the company has treated them  —  News outlets are complaining about Facebook's terms for TV-quality videos meant to compete with YouTube.
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: @edmundlee and @pkafka
Trey Williams / MarketWatch:
Tribune Media, McClatchy, and Tegna sell stakes in CareerBuilder to Apollo Global investor group  —  Media broadcasting company Tegna Inc. TGNA, +.79% said on Monday it is selling its controlling interest in CareerBuilder LLC to an investor group led by investment funds managed by affiliates …
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.
 
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Kareem Shaheen / The Guardian:
Nazlı Ilıcak and brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan are the first Turkish journalists to go on trial over alleged coup support
Discussion: France 24 and Associated Press
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Tivo report: nearly 50% of pay TV subscribers are considering cord-cutting this year
Discussion: Fortune
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
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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
Discussion: Variety
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
HuffPost's Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein, the first reporter the site hired, is leaving to join The Daily Beast
Discussion: Washington Post and Adweek
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
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
Discussion: @steffdaz