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9:55 AM ET, June 28, 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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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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
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  —  “If someone says they love The Lily both for the stories and for the way it looks, that's what I'm going for."
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  —  Politico, the media group that upended the political press in Washington, is taking its brand to Canada, becoming the latest US news organisation to seek expansion north of the border.
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.
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: The Daily Beast, Axios, MediaPost and Adweek
The Wrap:
Walt Disney Co. has won approval from the US Department of Justice in its $71.3B acquisition of Fox's film and TV entertainment assets  —  Walt Disney Co. has won approval from the U.S. Department of Justice in its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's film and TV entertainment assets, the company announced Wednesday.
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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
 
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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
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
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
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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
Discussion: Nashville Post
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
Davis Richardson / The New York Observer:
When asked for comment on stories, Milo Yiannopoulos told reporters he can't wait for “vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight”