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3:30 PM ET, June 16, 2020

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Report: just 15% of UK left-leaning voters say they mostly trust news media, down from 46% in 2015, trust is down 20%+ overall in UK; BBC is most trusted org  —  Overall trust down 20 points since 2015, and ‘silent majority’ want ‘neutral and detached’ news
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Reuters digital news report based on surveys of 80K+ people in 40 countries: more people are paying for news, many prefer sources with “no point of view”, more  —  The percentage of people paying for news online continues to increase — and people may even pay for more than one subscription.
Wall Street Journal:
Staffers across US newsrooms seek changes on diversity, hiring, and coverage; sources: at WSJ, 150+ journalists sent letter to top execs expressing concerns  —  Staffers at several media outlets are pressing for changes on diversity, coverage and pay transparency
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
Universal resumes filming of Jurassic World and will spend an additional ~$5M on coronavirus safety protocols  —  EXCLUSIVE: Universal's Jurassic World: Dominion is set to be the first major studio movie to re-start filming proper in the UK, we can reveal.  Cameras are due to roll the second week …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Community-centered nonprofit newsroom The Oaklandside, a Berkeleyside sister publication, officially launches with $1.56M in funding from Google News Initiative  —  The Oaklandside is a nonprofit newsroom that's already covered the pandemic and protests  —  Oakland's newest newsroom wasn't supposed to launch until today.
Benedict Evans:
Analysis: while US newspaper ad revenue has collapsed since the 2008 financial crisis, newspapers have been losing marketshare of ad spend since the 1950s  —  There are two ways you can talk about newspapers.  You can talk about the ‘third estate’, and newspapers' role in culture, politics …
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
The AP apologizes for supplying newspapers with a Jefferson Davis quote as part of its Today in History feature; it will no longer run Thought for Today quotes  —  The wire service, which serves more than 2,000 newspapers, published a quotation from the leader of the Confederacy on his birth date.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Disney consolidates its ad tech teams under one unit, housed under its direct-to-consumer arm, streamlining ad campaign management across its brands  —  Disney has consolidated all its advertising technology teams under one unit led by former Hulu advertising lead Jeremy Helfand, executives tell Axios.
Discussion: AdExchanger
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Some publishers are prioritizing subscription volume, often by offering discounts, over immediate revenue, lowering the value of each subscriber  —  Like a lot of media trends spinning out of the pandemic and disconnecting legacy business norms with new in-market realities …
International Center of Photography:
International Center of Photography partners with the Black Press Freedom Fund to offer $400 grants for PPE to Black photojournalists covering the protests  —  ICP was founded on the principles of concerned photography, the belief that imagery has the power to educate and change the world.
Hanna Ziady / CNN:
Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, says it will start reopening theaters next week and plans to reopen all in the UK and US by July 10  —  London (CNN Business)Cineworld Group, the owner of Regal Cinemas, will begin reopening movie theaters next week following a three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Observer and The Wrap
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Black producers say more representation in management and creative roles is needed to make real change in Hollywood, not just empty gestures like canceling Cops
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Dozens of Tunisian, Syrian, and Palestinian activists and journalists say their Facebook accounts have been deactivated recently on the pretext of terrorism
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
E! Online launches a redesign to highlight 24-hour news and the live events it covers, and says between 80% and 90% of visits come from users on mobile devices
Marc Malkin / Variety:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postpones the 93rd Academy Awards by two months to April 25, 2021
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
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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
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
Lian Buan / Rappler:
A court in Manila finds Rappler CEO Maria Ressa guilty of “cyber libel”, along with former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr.
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
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