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10:10 PM ET, June 28, 2019


 Top News: 
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
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.
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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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