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3:30 PM ET, June 28, 2018

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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Jill Abramson calls for a course correction at NYT, citing political primary coverage and exposé that neglected impact of Ali Watkins' work and the war on leaks  —  It may not have been the tweet heard 'round the world, but it was certainly heard—like a thunderclap …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Major news outlets need to report more deeply, with open minds as the nation changes, to avoid missing the rise of candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  America is changed.  Politics is transformed.  —  But how much has Big Media adjusted?  —  Not nearly enough.
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
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Sources: Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott tells producers they must protect the talent and brand, and will be held accountable for anything said on air  —  CEO Suzanne Scott summoned producers to a meeting to direct them to take more control over hosts and panelists.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Showtime orders a 10-episode live-action series based on the Halo video game franchise, with production beginning in early 2019  —  Showtime has given a series order to its long-gestating adaptation of the videogame series “Halo.”  —  Kyle Killen is on board to serve as showrunner and exec producer.
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.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: 44 staffers from former Gawker Media sites including Jezebel, Gizmodo, and Deadspin have taken buyouts in recent weeks, with no layoffs for now  —  A total of 44 staffers will leave Gizmodo Media Group as part of new budget cuts mandated by the group's parent company Univision.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter makes its Ad Transparency Center, announced before Congressional hearings in October, available to all users  —  Twitter is unveiling the Ads Transparency Center that it announced back in October.  —  This comes as Twitter and other online platforms have faced growing political scrutiny around …
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Apple is considering a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service, and magazine articles  —  Apple is considering creating a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service and magazine articles …
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Roku launches Audience Marketplace for targeted TV advertising in the US, has signed up 21st Century Fox, WarnerMedia, and Viacom  —  Fox, Turner and Viacom to sell inventory in the marketplace  —  Roku Inc. ROKU -5.84% said it is launching a marketplace where TV networks can sell commercial space …
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Facebook rolls out a button to show ads a Page is running, even if not targeted to the user, across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger  —  Facebook today released a new tool that will allow users to see what advertisements a Page is running — whether or not all of those advertisements are targeted at that particular users.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Times Internet, the digital arm of India's Times Group, buys a ~$140M majority stake in video app MX Player to use as a platform for streaming original content  —  Times Internet, the digital arm of Indian media firm Times Group, is getting into the digital content space, but not in the way you might think.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The Pittsburg Post-Gazette will end print distribution two days a week starting August 25, offering e-delivery only, as it emphasizes digital operations  —  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that beginning Aug. 25 it will distribute its newspaper only by e-delivery on two days of the week …
Discussion: @pgnewsguild and WTAE
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Sling TV raises core package price by $5 to $25/month, introduces free content, and a la carte channel subscriptions  —  Also provides free on-demand shows from TBS, HGTV, History  —  Dish's streaming service Sling TV said it is launching a new version of its service that will provide …
 
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Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Politico Pro to expand to Canada in the fall, with a focus on policy and political developments that shape the US-Canada relationship
Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: French judge pauses shutdown of BuzzFeed France and requires the US publisher to provide more information to show it had cause to close the French unit
Amy X. Wang / Rolling Stone:
Starting Friday, music charts in both the US and UK will give more weight to streams from subscribers using premium service tiers than those from free tiers
Discussion: Reuters
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A look at WaPo's The Lily after a year of aiming at millennial women: an eight-person team distributes content via email, IGTV, Facebook Watch, Apple News, more
Tarleton Gillespie / Wired:
US Congress needs to reform Section 230 safe harbor provision because it is based on early ideals of the open web and wasn't designed for social media platforms
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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
Discussion: @danielleiat
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
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVSpy
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