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7:15 PM ET, June 27, 2018

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John Santucci / ABC News:
Sources: former Fox News co-president Bill Shine has accepted a White House role as deputy chief of staff for communications  —  Bill Shine, a former Fox News co-president, has accepted a role in the White House as deputy chief of staff for communications, multiple sources tell ABC News.
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Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Source: Fox News host Sean Hannity has been lobbying Trump to hire Bill Shine as White House communications director for several months  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and Bill Shine have had several serious discussions in recent days about him becoming the next communications director …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Ocasio-Cortez's win took mainstream publications like the NYT by surprise but progressive outlets like The Intercept had been covering the race for months  —  See moment Ocasio-Cortez realized victory  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a brand new name to most voters.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Following changes to Facebook News Feed, Slate's traffic dropped 87% from 28M in January 2017 to 4M in May 2018  —  The social giant is retreating from the news business.  It's been a painful transition for publications that had come to depend on it—including Slate.
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Wall Street Journal:
Source: Comcast is exploring tie-ups with private equity firms or strategic partners to get access to capital in case bids for Fox assets reach $90B  —  Company looks to private-equity investors, strategic partners  —  Comcast Corp. CMCSA -1.03% is exploring tie-ups with private-equity investors …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Daily Beast launches a membership program, Beast Inside, priced at $100/year, offering readers access to a newsletter, podcast, crime series, more  —  The Daily Beast is creating a membership program, becoming the latest example of a publication to try to drum up new revenue from readers.
Discussion: Axios, MediaPost, The Daily Beast and Adweek
Marlee Baldridge / Nieman Lab:
Survey of broadcast TV and radio: women are better represented in TV newsrooms, but percentage falls in bigger markets; radio less diverse in 2017 than in 2016  —  While more women are taking on leadership roles in radio and TV, fewer people of color are working in radio and TV is nowhere near representative.
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre owe former partner Steven Lamar $25.2M in Beats headphones royalties, a jury in Los Angeles decided Wednesday  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and their headphone company Beats Electronics owe a former partner $25.2 million in royalties.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dined with and consulted Ted Cruz, Mercedes Schlapp, Sean Hannity, and others to assuage complaints of liberal bias  —  Twitter and Facebook are scrambling to assuage conservative leaders who have sounded alarms — and sought to rile voters …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The Washington Post dismisses a reporter who was in her initial probation period for inadequately attributing material and parroting sentences from others  —  The Washington Post has dismissed a reporter for inadequately attributing material and closely parroting sentences from other publications …
Discussion: The Wrap
Sridhar Ramaswamy / The Keyword:
Google rebrands AdWords as Google Ads, consolidates enterprise tools as Google Marketing Platform, and unifies publisher monetization tools as Google Ad Manager  —  We launched AdWords nearly 18 years ago with a simple goal—to make it easier for people to connect online with businesses.
 
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James C. McKinley Jr / New York Times:
Despite state shield law, New York state's highest court rules a NYT reporter has no right to appeal judge's decision forcing her to testify about an interview
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Greg Dool / Folio:
Endeavor Business Media, led by former SouthComm Business Media CEO Chris Ferrell, acquires SouthComm's 17 B2B magazines, affiliated web sites, and events
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Davis Richardson / The New York Observer:
When asked for comment on stories, Milo tells reporters he can't wait for “vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight”
Graham Rapier / Business Insider:
Netflix's growth has slowed, but analysts say it could reach 90M domestic subscribers in the next decade; shares have risen 97% since start of 2018
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Keach Hagey / Hollywood Reporter:
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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's struggle with differentiating between legitimate political campaigns and disinformation ahead of the Mexican election next week
Ben Munson / FierceCable:
Cisco announces it is working with Disney's StudioLAB, an innovation space at its Burbank studios, on remote collaboration, security, and IP-based video tech
Discussion: Variety