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9:05 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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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
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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
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
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
Disney hires Netflix's director of original film, Matt Brodlie, to head international content development for Disney+