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7:55 AM ET, June 15, 2020

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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. …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
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  —  At a time when journalism is being hit hard globally and some are predicting the end of independent journalism in some parts of the world …
Discussion: @cjr
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  —  We were shocked to read the internal CDC documents instructing the agency's media relations office to refuse media requests from …
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  —  Last Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed in which Republican senator Tom Cotton called for a military crackdown …
CNN:
The open hostility that journalists faced during the protests is the result of a years-long systematic propaganda campaign that has roots in authoritarianism  —  Stelter: Appalling targeting of reporters covering the story  —  Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion …
Discussion: @ruthbenghiat and All Incidents
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
As a movement swells toward police reform across the nation, journalists should reevaluate their characterizations of protester and police behavior  —  In the two and a half weeks since George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, was killed in police custody, the US has entered its most sustained evaluation of law enforcement in years.
 
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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
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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