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6:30 PM ET, June 16, 2020


 Top News: 
Aaron Holmes / Business Insider:
Google cracks down on The Federalist and ZeroHedge for violating policies on race-related content and may permanently suspend their access to Google Ads revenue  —  - Google is cracking down on two right-wing outlets, ZeroHedge and The Federalist, for violating its policies on race-related content.
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
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.
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: Axios
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.
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 …
Lila Shapiro / Vulture:
In the last week, 14 of the 24 board members of the National Book Critics Circle have resigned, citing racism, privacy and political correctness concerns  —  A week ago, as protestors rallied around the world against systemic racism and police brutality, 12 board members of the National Book Critics Circle …
Kevin Truong / VICE:
iFixit, which has posted repair manuals for ventilators during the pandemic, says Steris Corporation is claiming copyright infringement; iFixit cites fair use  —  A popular website with a comprehensive database of repair manuals for ventilators and other medical devices has received a letter …
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
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 …
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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
Discussion: Observer and The Wrap
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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