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2:25 PM ET, June 10, 2020

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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.
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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  —  The move follows the ViacomCBS cable network's decision to pull episodes of the show in the wake of protests against police brutality.
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 …
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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
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  —  Samira Nasr, a former Vanity Fair fashion director, is leaving Condé Nast to take a key job at Hearst Magazines.
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  —  One America News Network isn't just an app on Roku streaming devices.  It's receiving a huge platform as part of Roku's business model.
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 …
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  —  After a letter of protest from the newspaper's union, Gerard Baker, now an editor at large, was reassigned to the opinion department.
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  —  Anna Wintour has admitted that Vogue has been “hurtful and intolerant” — and not done enough to promote black staff and designers.
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  —  Los Angeles startup Wave announced a $30 million investment round to fuel growth of its live virtual entertainment platform.
 
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Bradley Chambers / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will discontinue iBooks Author, which will no longer be updated, in July 2020 and iTunes U, its educational resources portal, at the end of 2021
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
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
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
Jane Eisner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Jewish journalism already faces an uncertain future with staff cuts and growing anti-Semitism, as new anonymous funders of UK's Jewish Chronicle raise concerns
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
In letter, four GOP senators ask the FCC to review Section 230 and “clearly define the criteria for which companies can receive protections under the statute”
Wendi C. Thomas / MLK50:
Journalist and MLK50 founder Wendi C. Thomas on finding out she was being monitored by Memphis PD, likely because her sources were organizers and activists
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook News, a dedicated section linking to journalism sources, launches in the US, first on mobile, following a limited test that rolled out in October
Tom Jones / Poynter:
McClatchy is exiting the office leases of seven newsrooms, whose staff will continue to work remotely; the goal is to find new offices next year
Greg Dool / Folio:
Bimonthly California Sunday Magazine, which is owned by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, shuts down its print edition