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1:05 AM ET, June 29, 2017


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Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Source: MTV News restructures to focus on short-form video, cutting about a dozen jobs as it shifts from long-form journalism, adding video staff  —  MTV News is being restructured with an eye toward creating more video and short-form content for a younger audience, Variety has learned.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Canada's top court rules that Google can be compelled by lower courts to remove search results worldwide, causing concern among civil liberties groups  —  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply …
Adi Joseph / USA Today:
Q&A with Yahoo NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, who is joining ESPN, on his new role, layoffs at the network, and more  —  Adrian Wojnarowski has 1.8 million followers on Twitter, yet the hard-core NBA fans who swarm to his breaking news reports may not know what he looks like.
Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine  —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vice Media's Motherboard retracts two articles on Trump's animatronic presence at Disney Parks' Hall of Presidents, citing factual errors, questions on sourcing  —  NY Digital Editor @xpangler  —  Vice Media's Motherboard tech site has retracted two articles — supposedly revealing discord …
Jeff Gerth / Columbia Journalism Review:
Divide between advertising department and the newsroom at NYT has been disintegrating slowly, a change which caused tensions between Abramson and CEO Thompson  —  The April 2 edition of the Sunday New York Times, where the paper features its best journalism, included a six-page special section …
Discussion: @cjr and @isikoff
Maya T. Prabhu / Post and Courier:
Judge puts off decision on jailing SC political blogger for contempt of court for withholding names of anonymous sources in defamation lawsuit  —  LEXINGTON — A judge did not make a decision Wednesday if he will jail a Columbia-area political blogger for being in contempt of court for withholding …
Ali Breland / The Hill:
US Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. asks DoJ and FBI to look into fake comments filed to FCC site about net neutrality  —  The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wants the Department of Justice and the FBI to look into fake comments being filed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about net neutrality.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Copy editors ask NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn to compromise on cuts, softening planned reduction of 109 editors to 50-55  —  New York Times copy editors facing staff cuts or new jobs in a re-imagined editing system sent a letter to the newspaper's …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News has signed Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who will be stepping away from his role on June 30, as a contributor starting July 1  —  Jason Chaffetz, the Republican Congressman from Utah, will join Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as a contributor, the networks announced Wednesday.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
New York judge grants motion to drop US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from lawsuit over film financing at Relativity Media  —  “Mnuchin's personal friendship with [Ryan] Kavanaugh is insufficient to establish awareness or liability," writes justice Charles Ramos.
Discussion: The Wrap, Variety and Deadline
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