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2:20 AM ET, June 11, 2020


 Top News: 
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Trump's campaign sends a letter demanding CNN retract a poll showing Biden leading; CNN lawyer says the campaign is threatening litigation to muzzle speech  —  President Trump's reelection campaign has sent a cease and desist letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker demanding that the network retract …
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Disney and other companies have suspended advertising on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in recent weeks, as Carlson ramped up criticism of protests  —  Tucker Carlson may have one of the most watched shows on cable news, but the Fox News Channel host is losing advertisers - again.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Tucker Carlson leaves The Daily Caller and sells his roughly one-third stake to co-founder and publisher Neil Patel, who now owns a controlling stake  —  Co-founder Neil Patel now owns controlling stake in conservative news website  —  Tucker Carlson is leaving the Daily Caller …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Bon Appétit releases a statement conceding its racially insensitive past, vowing extensive changes like prioritizing people of color for its EIC candidate pool  —  Bon Appétit, the Condé Nast-owned food title that found itself embroiled in controversy this week …
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
At a Condé Nast town hall, CEO Roger Lynch claims ignorance of diversity and pay issues and says the company plans to conduct internal studies of these matters
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
A&E cancels reality series Live P.D., which had been renewed for 160 episodes a month ago, following nationwide protests and calls for police reform  —  EXCLUSIVE: A&E has canceled its flagship series and one of the highest-rated shows on basic cable.  A week after Live P.D. was pulled …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
A black Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter says the executive editor's letter defending a decision to prevent her from covering protests was dehumanizing  —  The executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette defended his paper in a fiery front-page essay Wednesday morning against charges …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Los Angeles County plans to issue guidelines on Thursday for restarting film and TV production; some productions are expected to restart in July and August  —  Los Angeles County is set to issue its guidelines on Thursday for the restart of film and TV production, allowing filming to resume as soon as Friday.
Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO Max temporarily pulls Gone With the Wind, the American classic considered controversial for its depiction of Black people and its positive view of slavery  —  The 1939 film has long been considered controversial for its depiction of Black people and its positive view of slavery.
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
ViacomCBS' Paramount Network pulls the plug on the long-running TV show Cops after protests over the death of George Floyd; old episodes still air on Pluto TV
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett says many of its 260 regional outlets have 10 or fewer news staff and a lot have five or less; The Ithaca Journal in NY has just a single reporter  —  It's common for the smallest of Gannett's 260 regional outlets to have staffs of five or fewer, the company's top news executive confirmed
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Publishers using Google AdSense say they are being penalized by Google's Confirmed Clicks, which, sources say, can reduce programmatic ad revenue by 40-60%  —  Publishers are once again caught in the crosshairs of Google's quest to clean up the open web.  —  Over the last six months …
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New York Times:
White House tells John Bolton his book contains classified info and WH will provide redactions by June 19; Bolton's lawyer says book will be released June 23
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Wave, a virtual events startup focused on live music, raises $30M Series B led by Maveron and says it has put on 50+ events, some hosting up to 400,000 people
Greg Dool / Folio:
Bloomberg launches Bloomberg Green, a climate-focused quarterly print magazine complementing an existing web vertical and daily newsletter with the same name
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Roku is prominently promoting OAN Encore, an offshoot of OANN with the same news and commentary, on The Roku Channel, as Trump promotes conspiracies from OANN
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interactive storytelling app Whatifi launches on iOS with $10M in funding led by a16z and participation of former Netflix CFO David Wells, Max Levchin, others
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Marc Tracy / New York Times:
WSJ reassigns Gerard Baker, an editor at large, to opinion page after staff union complains about his column on race and tweets violating social media policy
Sara Nathan / Page Six:
In a note to staff last Thursday, Anna Wintour admits that Vogue has been “hurtful and intolerant”, and not done enough to promote black staff and designers
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
Hearst Magazines names Samira Nasr as the next editor of the US edition of Harper's Bazaar, the first woman of color to hold the top job at the 153-year-old pub
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Broccoli Content's Equality in Audio Pact pushes podcast companies to hire minorities on projects unrelated to their identity, release race pay gap data, more