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1:50 PM ET, June 27, 2019


 Top News: 
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Following criticism, Twitter rolls out a notice for tweets from political figures, verified users, and accounts with 100K+ followers that break its guidelines  —  The platform has been criticized for letting politicians break the rules without consequence  —  Today, Twitter is rolling …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bustle Digital Group buys media brand Nylon, formerly a print magazine, for an undisclosed sum; its previous owner will become a minority BDG owner  —  Bustle Digital Group's Bryan Goldberg is back with more M&A: In the latest prong in Goldberg's roll-up strategy, BDG closed a deal to buy Nylon …
Discussion: MediaPost, Adweek and Fashionista
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Washington Post moves into Spanish language journalism with twice-a-week podcast and opinion columns  —  New York (CNN Business)The Washington Post's next expansion is in another language.  The company's newsroom is launching a twice-a-week Spanish language podcast and the opinion section is beginning to publish pieces in Spanish.
Discussion: @jciragorri
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Correspondent outlines its pre- and post-launch budget; it plans to hire five full-time journalists around the world and at least five freelancers a month  —  With just over 90 days until its official launch, the English-language — remember, not just U.S. — expansion of De Correspondent …
Discussion: The Correspondent
Simon Owens / What's New in Publishing:
Bundled news subscriptions struggle because publishers have no incentive to advertise bundles over their own offerings, and bundles have no exclusive content  —  Earlier this month, a company called Mogul News launched a news app that curates article content from three media outlets: Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and The Economist.
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.
Charlie McGee / Wall Street Journal:
CEOs in S&P's communications services sector, which include media, telecom, and social networking companies, posted a median CEO pay of $22.6M  —  Their median compensation of $22.6 million last year ranked as the highest for any S&P 500 sector  —  Media titans came under heavy scrutiny …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Publishers Association finds UK physical book sales fell by £168M, or 5.4%, in 2018, while audiobook sales surged by 43% to £69M  —  Publishers hit by surprise 5.4% fall in 2018 - but warn against proclaiming terminal decline  —  UK book sales fell for the first time in five years in 2018 …
Discussion: @cmccrudden
Carol LeBlanc /
Michael Caruso, editor in chief of Smithsonian Magazine, will step down at the end of June  —  It is with fondness and appreciation for his accomplishments that I announce that Michael Caruso, the Editor in Chief of Smithsonian magazine and the Vice President of Live Events, is stepping down from his position at the end of June.
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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 …
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.
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