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3:55 PM ET, June 15, 2020


 Top News: 
Lian Buan / RAPPLER:
A court in Manila finds Rappler CEO Maria Ressa guilty of “cyber libel”, along with former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr.  —  The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty … MANILA, Philippines - The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46 convicted Rappler CEO …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Class divisions in media rise to the surface as executives and stars take refuge in the Hamptons while reporters continue to deal with the pandemic and protests  —  Those who can afford it left the city, shining a spotlight on class divisions in the media.  —  EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: at its current pace, Quibi will sign up fewer than 2M paying subscribers by the end of its first year, well under its original target of 7.4M  —  Two veteran executives with contrasting styles are launching Quibi, an on-the-go streaming service, during a pandemic
CBS Boston:
Six former employees of eBay charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign against a couple they believed was critical of eBay in an online ecommerce newsletter  —  BOSTON (CBS) - Six former eBay executives and employees are facing federal charges after they allegedly led a cyberstalking campaign …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sources describe an “internal uprising” over racial inequity at LA Times, which has one black reporter on the metro desk of nearly 90 people covering greater LA  —  The Los Angeles Times' top editor is scrambling to placate journalists of color after years of often-unfulfilled promises …
Steven Perlberg / Digiday:
How Quartz, sold to Japanese company Uzabase in 2018, went from a profitable high-flyer to announcing layoffs and restructuring in May  —  In July 2018, Uzabase co-founder Yusuke Umeda addressed a room of anxious Quartz employees.  —  Staffers were reeling from the news that the business publication …
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
In response to Australian regulator, Facebook says it will not pay for shared news links and that not having them at all would not significantly impact business  —  Social media giant rejects ACCC proposal, saying it could cut out news completely without any significant impact on its business
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Memo: Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett and Deputy Director Sandy Sugawara have resigned as Trump appointee Michael Pack takes over VOA's parent agency  —  New York (CNN Business)Two top officials at Voice of America resigned on Monday as an appointee of President Trump prepares …
Voice of America:
Internal docs: CDC's media relations office was instructed to refuse interview requests from VOA, citing WH tweets accusing VOA of spreading Chinese propaganda
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Sources detail NYT publisher A.G. Sulzberger's handling of Tom Cotton's op-ed, initially defending James Bennet before realizing the damage was too great  —  INSIDE THE CIVIL WAR  —  The 39-year-old Times boss now oversees a newspaper in crisis—and his leadership has never been under such intense scrutiny.
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources detail a history of insensitive and racist comments by Barbara Fedida, a powerful ABC News exec who has now been placed on administrative leave  —  Sources say Barbara Fedida, a powerful ABC News executive, has an extensive history of insensitive comments.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, often at odds with the rest of the network, on critiquing Trump, his colleagues, and more  —  The “Fox News Sunday” anchor opens up about his childhood, career and what he makes of his pro-Trump colleagues.  —  Chris Wallace is a registered Democrat who hosts …
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Sources: Trump's niece, Mary Trump, to publish a tell-all this summer revealing she was a primary source for NYT's Pulitzer-winning deep dive into Trump's taxes  —  The president's niece Mary Trump is set to publish a tell-all this summer—and to reveal that she was a primary source …
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Marc Malkin / Variety:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postpones the 93rd Academy Awards by two months to April 25, 2021
Anya Schiffrin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Nonprofit news site The Conversation increased global page views to 81M in April, up from 40.1M YoY, with contributor submissions tripling during the pandemic
Laura Wagner / VICE:
Profile of Poynter's Kelly McBride, a leading expert on media ethics, whose down-the-middle approach seems focused on optics rather than on what's right
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Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Editors and publishers of Black publications discuss shaping the BLM story, their continued role with Black communities, and the pros and cons of copublishing
Ezra Klein / Vox:
US news media is changing because boundaries around acceptable national discourse are shifting, and media has always taken part in enforcing and contesting them
UK's Cineworld backs out of its $1.65B deal to buy Canadian cinema operator Cineplex, citing breach of terms; Cineplex denies claims, says it will file lawsuit
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