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12:20 PM ET, June 26, 2019

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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
The NRA is ceasing production of live content on NRATV and cutting ties to the ad firm that operated the site  —  The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV.  —  The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen …
Shawn McCreesh / New York Times:
Following tradition, even in toxic times, media toasted departing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; “You'd better not say I was here,” one reporter said  —  “You'd better not say I was here,” said one White House reporter, who attended the awkward drinks at a nearby steakhouse.
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Kate Bennett / CNN:
Melania Trump announces that her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, will be both the next White House press secretary and the communications director
ESPN:
Bob Ley, ESPN's longest-tenured anchor, is retiring at the end of the month after 40 years at the company  —  Bob Ley, after a 40-year career at ESPN, announced his retirement from the network Wednesday.  —  Ley, who had taken a leave of absence in October, said in a statement that he will be retiring at the end of this month.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
The Office will move from Netflix to NBC's new streaming service in 2021; a source says Netflix was willing to pay up to $90M/year, but NBC offered $100M  —  KEY POINTS  — NBC announced Tuesday it is taking back The Office from Netflix when the show's contract expires in 2021.
Apple:
Apple News launches a candidate guide, composed of articles from sources like WaPo, NYT, WSJ, curated by editors, covering candidate positions and biographies  —  A Comprehensive Guide to the Democratic Presidential Candidates This Election Season  —  Apple today introduced a new candidate guide …
Sarah Schiff / Facebook:
Facebook now requires authorization of political and issue ad buyers in Ukraine and Canada, will do the same in Singapore and Argentina in the next few months  —  We believe that transparency leads to increased accountability and responsibility over time - not just for Facebook but advertisers as well.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Discussion: Press Gazette and Yahoo Finance
Alexandria Villaseñor / Columbia Journalism Review:
Climate activist who protested NYT says media fails daily by practicing climate silence or by propagating misinformation; strike planned for Fox News HQ Friday  —  This past Saturday, I was among hundreds of activists with the group Extinction Rebellion NYC who protested outside The New York Times …
Discussion: The Guardian
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Classical music has been an awkward fit for major streaming platforms because their metadata schemes and algorithms are mostly designed to favor pop music  —  When Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, a classical music aficionado in Brooklyn, asked her Amazon Echo for some music recently …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd introduces Snapshots, bite-sized distillations of nonfiction books' key points  —  Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd is unveiling a new content type that it calls a Snapshot — a distillation of a nonfiction book's key points …
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and Scribd
 
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Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's and Twitter's plans to combat disinformation ahead of the Democratic presidential debates on Wednesday and Thursday
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
Disney hires Netflix's director of original film, Matt Brodlie, to head international content development for Disney+
Craig McMurtrie / ABC:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation has lodged an application with the Federal Court to prevent federal police from accessing material seized in recent raid
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
How dynamic insertion technology, used for personalizing podcast ads, could enable public radio stations to benefit from, and contribute to, NPR's podcast gains
Hmm Daily:
Hmm Daily, launched by Tom Scocca with Civil grant money, announces it will stop posting new stories in less than a month, will continue Hmm Weekly newsletter
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Brian Koerber / Mashable:
Music sharing features in Instagram Stories have grown increasingly popular, making the platform a prime place for many users to discover new music
Melissa Repko / Dallas Morning News:
Texas Monthly bought from private equity firm Genesis Park by billionaire oil and gas heiress Randa Duncan Williams for an undisclosed price
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Media gears up for expected cat and mouse game of spotting 2020 deepfakes; the Washington Post launched a public guide to different types of manipulated video