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4:30 PM ET, June 28, 2019

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Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Putin tells Trump that he, too, has the “problem” of “fake news” in Russia; CPJ says 26 journalists have been murdered in Russia since Putin became president  —  US president voices disdain for ‘fake news’ at G20 and makes light of election meddling  —  Play Video
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
NBC's second Democratic candidate debate attracted 18.1M viewers, topping 2015's Clinton-Sanders debate by 2.6M and attracting 9M streaming viewers  —  UPDATE, 12:01 PM: Looks like the viewership estimations for the second Democratic debate were as conservative as frontrunner Joe Biden.
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Mediaite:
NBC's first Democratic debate attracted 15.26M viewers from NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo, according to Nielsen, and 9M streaming viewers, according to the network
Max Willens / Digiday:
Quartz lays off seven business-side employees; 10% of the company staff has either left voluntarily or been laid off in the past year  —  When Quartz launched in 2012, branded content and custom advertising were its bread and butter.  Today, hoping to transform itself into a membership-focused media company …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Nieman Lab:
WSJ's Project Habit analyzed behavior driving retention, like newsletter signups and loyalty to a beat, and optimized reader onboarding to instill these habits  —  The Journal went on a quest to identify the user actions — an app download, an article share, repeat reading …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: podcast network Wondery had $10M revenue in 2018 and has raised $10M in latest round at a valuation of $100M+, a five-fold increase since March 2018  —  New investment values largest independent podcast network at over $100 million  —  Wondery Inc. has raised $10 million …
Discussion: RAIN News
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Many of the NOLA Advocate's merged newsroom staffers come from the Times-Picayune; Advocate was offering 25-40% less pay in some cases, says columnist  —  The New Orleans Advocate will absorb The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com on Sunday  —  At midnight Sunday, the switch will be flipped …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Apple's Eddy Cue says Apple Music has 60M paying and free trial account customers, up from 50M in January 2019  —  Apple Music is still growing at a nice clip — but the company keeps touting different stats to mark its upward trajectory.  —  The tech giant now has surpassed 60 million subscribers …
Micah Singleton / Billboard:
Spotify users who pre-save albums are granting record labels like Sony Music broad access to their accounts and data, the extent of which is often obscured  —  Users who “pre-save” an upcoming release to their Spotify accounts may be sharing more personal data with the act's label than they realize.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Conde Nast has expanded its board and added its two first truly independent directors, which has historically been dominated by Newhouse family members  —  Condé Nast, home of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue, quietly expanded its board to eight members months ago and added …
Adam Jacobson / Radio & Television Business Report:
iHeartMedia pulls its IPO plans and says the company has been approved to list its stock on Nasdaq, starting July 18, following its 2018 Chapter 11 bankruptcy  —  Mark July 18 on your calendar for a somewhat monumental day in the history of a company once called Clear Channel Communications.
Discussion: Billboard, @sisario and @danprimack
 
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