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2:00 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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Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
During her time as Republican press secretary in Arizona, Stephanie Grisham was repeatedly accused of trying to rescind press credentials for critical coverage  —  On April 5, 2016, Hank Stephenson checked his email and saw that he had a new message from Stephanie Grisham.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Low-cost live TV streaming service Philo launches official apps for Android and Amazon's Fire tablets  —  Despite a slight price increase in April, Philo's live TV streaming service is still one of the more affordable options on the market because of its strategic decision to not stream sports.
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 …
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 …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
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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.
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
 
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Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
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Craig McMurtrie / ABC:
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Brian Koerber / Mashable:
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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