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2:10 PM ET, June 22, 2019

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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump speciously describes an NYT journalist making a request for confirmation to an FBI press liaison in 2017 as the NYT “feeding false stories” about him  —  In his long-running quest to prove the real collusion was collusion against Donald Trump, the president on Friday promoted …
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Trump threatened a reporter with jail time during an interview for Time magazine, after a photographer tried to take a photo of a letter from Kim Jong Un  —  New York (CNN Business)President Trump's interview with a team of reporters from Time magazine took a sudden turn when he made a comment about prison time for a journalist.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Court documents show a months-long text exchange between Paul Manafort and Fox News host Sean Hannity, with mutual compliments and Manafort offering sources  —  Court documents previously filed under seal with the government's sentencing recommendations for Paul Manafort were made public on Friday.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Quartz is shutting down its Quartz Brief mobile app on July 1 and will focus on the main Quartz app and Qz.com  —  “The Quartz app was always an experiment.  And it was a good one," said David Ho, former executive mobile editor at The Wall Street Journal.  “Quartz tried new things with notifications …
Monojoy Bhattacharjee / What's New in Publishing:
In the next version of Chrome, out in July, publishers won't be able to detect when a browser is in incognito mode, potentially letting readers bypass paywalls  —  The ad blocking controversy is still fresh, and now publishers have to contend with yet another salvo from Google Chrome.
Ethan Jakob Craft / Ad Age:
Study: 85% of consumers listen to a radio broadcast at least once a week; 69% of consumers listen to radio daily compared to 34% for audio streaming services  —  In the U.S., radio is still king, but podcasts and streaming services are gaining ground  —  Millennial audio consumption …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
WhatsApp will no longer allow publishers to send newsletters through the app starting December 7, 2019, in an effort to crack down on bulk messaging  —  In an effort to crack down on “automated or bulk messaging, or non-personal use” on the platform, WhatsApp will no longer allow publishers …
Adrianne Pasquarelli / Ad Age:
Retailer REI is launching a quarterly print magazine in partnership with Hearst this fall and is investing $100K in local nonprofit news sites via NewsMatch  —  Retailer is working with Hearst on a new quarterly called Uncommon Path  —  No stranger to the unconventional, REI is at it again …
Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times:
Universal Music Group sued in $100M+ class action lawsuit from Soundgarden, Tupac estate, others over a 2008 LA fire that allegedly destroyed master recordings  —  A class action lawsuit seeking at least $100 million in damages was filed Friday against Universal Music Group on behalf …
The Atlantic:
Bob Cohn, president of The Atlantic magazine since 2014, is stepping down on September 7  —  Below is the full text of a memo from Atlantic Media Chairman David G. Bradley announcing that, after nearly 11 years at The Atlantic, president Bob Cohn has decided to leave the company this fall.
 
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Max Willens / Digiday:
Universal Content Productions, owned by NBCUniversal, has acquired development rights to about 12 podcasts over the past 18 months
Mary Loritz / EU-Startups:
Readly, a Sweden-based magazine subscription app available in Europe and the US, raises ~$17M, bringing the total raised to $47.8M
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
On July 10, FCC plans to vote on possible easing of rules enacted in 1996 that require broadcasters to air a certain amount of children's TV programming
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Aaron Freedman / American Prospect:
A look at how Koch funding is fueling the “free speech warriors” like Jordan Peterson who want free speech for the right and censorship of those on the left
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
NYT's A.G. Sulzberger says he wrote in the WSJ about Trump's accusation of “treason” to reach a new audience; “I give them a lot of credit for running it”
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
In a report, the ICO, UK's data protection regulator, says the real time bidding ad industry is undermining GDPR and failing to protect sensitive personal data