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1:50 PM ET, June 18, 2019


 Top News: 
Patrick Coffee / Adweek:
Advertisers, agencies, and social platforms form the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, a coalition to develop methods for protecting brands and consumers  —  Google, Facebook team up with agencies and advertisers for the Global Alliance for Responsible Media
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Reuters report: 32% of global respondents, including 41% in US, actively avoid news mainly as it negatively affects their mood, not because they don't trust it  —  The modern digitally connected human (Homo smartphonicus, identifiable by its trademark slumped shoulders and bleary eyes) …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple adds support for Picture in Picture to tvOS 13 beta 2, letting Apple TV users watch two shows at once for content provided by Apple in the Apple TV app  —  Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
TV station owners CBS, Cox, Scripps, Fox, and Tegna settle Justice Department antitrust charges that they illegally coordinated on sales of local ad spots  —  CBS, Cox and others agree to stop sharing competitively sensitive information for seven years  —  A group of five television station owners …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Federal jury orders VidAngel, a streaming service that filters out offensive material, to pay $62.4M to Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement  —  A jury on Monday ordered VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. for streaming hundreds of movies on its service without permission.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Comcast adds eye control as an accessibility feature to its web-based remote control, says it supports all popular eye gaze hardware and software  —  Comcast is introducing eye control to its X1 cable platform, a new effort that the company says will improve the experience of watching TV …
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
After WarnerMedia's exit from the TV audience targeting platform, OpenAP partners with NCC Media, letting advertisers use OpenAP to buy across NCC's inventory  —  Advertisers can use the audience targeting platform's segment definitions across NCC's 85 million households
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Internet companies that call themselves “platforms” instead of publishers have no special legal protections or obligations under the Communications Decency Act  —  Alexis Madrigal, over at the Atlantic has a mostly interesting piece recounting the history of how the big internet …
Meaghan Winter / Columbia Journalism Review:
Even with the rise of state restrictions on abortion after 2010, reporting on the politics of reproductive health was too often siloed in women's publications  —  In the wake of the near-total ban on abortion that passed last month in Alabama, and “heartbeat” bills recently passed in Louisiana …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: AT&T's WarnerMedia nears a deal with production company Bad Robot, run by J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, estimated to be valued at $500M  —  Bad Robot, the famed production company Abrams runs with his wife and co-CEO Katie McGrath, had been fielding offers from pretty …
Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando Sentinel announces 17 months before the presidential election that it will not endorse Trump, citing his “successful assault on truth”  —  Donald Trump is in Orlando to announce the kickoff of his re-election campaign.  —  We're here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020 …
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Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Comcast joins Cox and Charter in urging the TV industry to expand addressable advertising, the ability for marketers to deliver ads at the household level
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Amy Zimmerman / The Daily Beast:
Eight women accuse Max Landis, the “Bright” screenwriter and son of director John Landis, of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Amazon is pulling back from producing new original animated kids programming, opting instead for family-friendly shows and young adult content
Rebecca Worby / Pacific Standard:
In a case that may affect social media, SCOTUS says First Amendment rules against “state actors” controlling speech don't apply to public access TV operators
YouTube Kids, intended as a haven from the dangers of the main YouTube site, is used by just 20M+ people a week, compared to the main site's 2B+ monthly users
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
With 40% of its audience outside the US and distribution deals with iFlix and Canada's Corus, Complex plans to expand its offices to Asia and Europe
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Authentic Brands licenses SI's digital and print rights to The Maven, which prepaid $45M for royalties over 10 years; Ross Levinsohn to be CEO of SI media line
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed News staffers walked out of all four US bureaus Monday, citing mismanagement, pay disparities and job cuts as they push for recognition of their union