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1:50 AM ET, June 27, 2019


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Kelly McBride / Poynter:
How editors weighed competing values in deciding to post the photo of drowning victims Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria at the Rio Grande  —  Editor's note: You can see the photo this column references by scrolling all the way to the end of this story.
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.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Reddit “quarantines” r/The_Donald, which has 750K+ subs, over threats made against cops and public figures; quarantines show a content warning upon visiting sub  —  Users allegedly threatened law enforcement ordered to find Republican senators in Oregon who went on the lam to duck voting for climate-change bill.
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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.
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
The opening of a Chinese war movie, The Eight Hundred, was abruptly canceled amid a growing crackdown on works insufficiently in tune with Xi Jinping's ideology  —  BEIJING — It is not at all that rare for censors to wreak havoc on films here in China — cutting, say, several scenes from …
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Verge and The Wrap
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  —  Ctrl + N  —  Silicon Valley will face its first big test of its readiness to fight disinformation in the 2020 campaign when the Democratic presidential debates kick off tonight.
Discussion: @mollyjongfast
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.
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.
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 …
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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
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
London's the Evening Standard reports £11.5M loss in 2018, and £23M+ in the last two years, amid ad struggles and consolidation of print and online operations
Discussion: Press Gazette and Yahoo Finance
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Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
Disney hires Netflix's director of original film, Matt Brodlie, to head international content development for Disney+
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