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9:25 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
J. Breen Mitchell / WFMJ-TV:
Days after its 150th birthday, The Vindicator in Youngstown, Ohio, announces it will stop production; sources say the paper's final issue will be in mid-August  —  After more than a century, The Vindicator will permanently cease production.  —  According to sources, the paper's final issue will be published in mid-August.
Washington Post:
WaPo's Arc introduces Broadcast, a mobile app that allows journalists to launch live video streams on multiple sites and social media platforms simultaneously  —  Arc Publishing today introduced Broadcast, a first-of-its-kind mobile app that allows journalists to stream high-quality live video …
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 …
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 …
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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
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 …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
How NYT is testing personalization in its iOS app, with a new tab called For You; further testing is planned before an Android or browser version rolls out  —  The Times knows its editors' judgment of what's important is one of its critical selling points.  But in order to surface …
The City:
Local news outlet The City partners with the Brooklyn Public Library for a yearlong project to make local news more collaborative via 24 neighborhood meetings  —  THE CITY is launching a year-long project with the Brooklyn Public Library called The Open Newsroom.
 
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