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10:30 AM ET, June 30, 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.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Report: multiple publishers have been unimpressed with revenue from Apple News+; one said revenue has been one twentieth of what Apple said it would be  —  Apple News+ seems to be floundering just months after its launch, according to new details from participating magazine publishers shared by Business Insider.
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.
Pew Research Center:
Pew survey: 70% of Republicans say fact-checkers tend to favor one side, compared with 29% of Democrats, a 41 percentage point difference  —  As fact-checking organizations are increasingly being tapped to fight against misinformation, Republicans appear to have serious concerns about the fairness of these groups.
Discussion: @pewresearch
Cristina Tardáguila / Poynter:
Why US fact-checkers don't collaborate as one organization: Trump could target a single group, multiple fact-checkers can validate each other's work, more  —  It's been a week since U.S. President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida, and heated up the path toward 2020.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Profile of Dan Abrams, A&E's Live P.D. host and CEO of Abrams Media, which publishes Mediaite and is working on an OTT network offering live trial coverage  —  Each weekday at 2 p.m., Dan Abrams talks to America for an hour about the law, politics and media.  He's been working steadily to expand the conversation.
Discussion: @bristei
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Local newspapers find themselves 36 hours behind on the news due to 6pm deadlines, designed to save money on evening shifts and accommodate outsourced printing  —  When journalists wants to argue that print has a long life ahead of it, one common move is to point to the enormous demand …
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
Discussion: @arainert
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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
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
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
Discussion: Fortune, hypebot and The Guardian
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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
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